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AGBU Alexander Primary School will introduce a new Preparatory or 'Prep' class in 2013.

The new class will function as an integral part of the school and provide educational programs for children one year prior to enrolment in Kindergarten.

The new Prep class will help better prepare children for their formal education. It will allow a smooth progression as the children are made familiar with the environment, routines and staff while at the same time addressing the NSW Board of Studies Early Stage 1 outcomes.

After years of community interest in this area and following consultation with the NSW Board of Studies, the School Board amended the enrolment policy to allow children into this special class up to a year before school starting age. The fee for under age students has also been reviewed with the annual tuition set at $3,000. With no government funding the school subsidised fees will ensure parents have the chance to give their children the best start in education.

The move is supported by the Association of Independent Schools and comes as schools around Australia finalise the second round of data collection for the Australian Early Development Index* (AEDI). In 2009, the AEDI report on the Warringah community indicated that around quarter of children did not attend preschool in the year before they commenced school. This is believed to increase with the rising cost of early learning centres.

Enrolments for the Prep class have started and parents need to register their children to secure their place.

For more information please contact the Curriculum Coordinator Mrs Vicky Dernee - 9486 3266.

Please check the Enrolment section for further details.

[ * The AEDI is a measure of how young children are developing and like the Census provides a snapshot of early development across Australia.]

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