Loreto College Preschool program is designed for girls and boys, from four to five years of age. Our Preschool is a place of warmth and welcome, located in our vibrant Preschool - Year 2 Learning Centre.
We honour the uniqueness of each preschool child and provide a safe and secure environment that nurtures a strong sense of belonging, optimism and positive wellbeing.
Central to our approach is the concept of play based learning which focuses on the process of discovery and inspires children to be curious and creative. Through open-ended provocations our preschool children are encouraged to explore, imagine, innovate, take risks, investigate, problem solve and engage in critical thinking.
Educators also incorporate intentional teaching practices, providing hands-on investigations that reflect each child’s individual interests, experiences and developmental needs. Fostering confidence and independence our program provides opportunities for our preschool learners to construct new ideas and deepen their understandings to all that is possible.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and nature play spaces our children experience the wonder and excitement of exploring the natural environment. Making sense of their world through active engagement, learning invites collaboration, focused discussion and the sharing of new questions and thoughts. With guidance from our educators, our preschool children structure their own learning and develop the skills of respectful listening, negotiating and teamwork.
Early literacy, numeracy and science learning experiences are combined with, art, drama, dance, design and physical movement to form the integral components of our Preschool program. Working in partnership, our curriculum also celebrates and reflects the histories, cultures and traditions of our children and their families.
Children also enjoy specialist lessons in Music and Chinese and borrow new books each week from our Junior Campus Library. Preschool children participate in the Loreto Junior School Bi-Annual Musical, as well as other College events such as Book Week, Mission Day and Grandparents’ Day.
When our Preschool children are ready to start school, our transition program ensures they feel secure, confident and ready to move into a school setting. Equipped with school readiness skills and positive dispositions for learning, our Preschool children are competent learners well-prepared for new experiences.
In order to find out more about Loreto College we invite you to join one of our ‘About the College’ webinars.
Hosted by the Principal, Dr Nicole Archard, our webinars will provide you with information on topics such as: what it means to have a Loreto education, how attending a girls’ school can help your daughter’s social, emotional and academic development, our long history of academic success, and how are our programs are designed to support student enrichment and growth.
To register for our upcoming Webinars, click here.
We would love to meet you ‘in person’ for an online conversation to discuss your child’s preschool education at Loreto.
Please contact the Enrolments Manager, Mrs Franca Rossetto, on 8334 4200 or via email to book in a time.
To submit an enrolment application, click here.