Pre-Kinder

Early Learning Centre

Mamre Anglican School is a community of parents, students and teachers working together to provide quality educational, spiritual and emotional experiences through the process we know as formal education. The School is situated in lovely bush surroundings and provides a small friendly school environment.

At Mamre Anglican School we provide a wonderful opportunity for children to begin their school experience in a positive and safe environment, whilst challenging them to grow and learn. In 2018, we are introducing a new and refined structure in our Early Learning Centre. We will be offering a 3-day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and 2-day (Thursday, Friday) program for both the 3 Year-Old and Pre-Kindergarten Programs.

Our Early Learning Centre integrates the principles and practice of the early Stage 1 NSW Education Standards Authority (previously known as the Board of Studies) Program. The 3 Year-Old Program and Pre-Kindergarten Programs are designed to instil learning fundamentals in literacy and numeracy whilst fostering an appreciation of learning and developing positive friendships through learning and play. Children are encouraged to investigate, explore, observe and respond to new experiences and situations.

The children have a rich and varied program including incursions to the school library, chapel, assemblies, concerts and parent events that broaden their horizons and give them a real sense of enjoyment and community. Physical Education is taught by specialist staff and is also incorporated into classroom activities.

The program follows the school’s core values and the rules for entry into the Early Learning Centre are the same as those that apply to any other year at the school. Our highly qualified staff are dedicated to caring for the children on a daily basis, valuing each as an individual and helping them become active participants in their own learning. A maximum of 10 students per day are enrolled in the 3 Year-Old Program and 20 children in the Pre-Kindergarten Program. Three staff members work between the two rooms.

The new structured session program is concise and non-repetitive with clear outcomes and allows for an easier transition to Kindergarten. Attending consecutive days also allows children to develop ongoing friendships with their classmates. Our interest-based program ensures that the children are able to explore their personal and group interests effectively.

Our 2-day session is recommended for children who have not been in formal care and our 3-day session will suit children who have been in regular formal care. You may choose to enrol your child into both the 3-day and 2-day program if you require 5 days of care. It is no longer possible to enrol your child on individual or irregular days.

Please email our Enrolment Registrar, Sue Pritchard at sue.pritchard@mamre.nsw.edu.au to arrange a time to come for a chat, tour or interview.

Fees:

Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation will invoice you at the beginning of each term for your nominated session. The fees are available under the Community tab on this website.

You will be invoiced only for school terms ie; a total of 38 weeks in each year.

Fees may be paid via Direct Debit, Bpay or Bpoint on a regular Monthly, fortnightly or weekly basis, or at the beginning of each term. You may also pay by cheque or cash at the school reception. Please contact the School Administrator Mrs Marijana Mitrovic if you have any questions.