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Wesley College Prep Program: giving your child the best start to school

The bespoke Prep Program at Wesley’s St Kilda Road Campus ensures the first year of formal schooling provides your child with the best start to their educational journey.

Our youngest learners benefit from purpose-built Prep Learning spaces including light filled classrooms, break out spaces and a designated playground with a sensory garden. Our learning and wellbeing model draws from best practice in Early Years education. Here's why:

Understanding the world around them – importance of an IB education

Wesley is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and one of the few to apply the globally recognised IB framework from Junior all the way to Senior School, giving your child a continuum of learning as they progress through their educational journey.

The IB puts young learners’ natural curiosity at the heart of inquiry-based learning. Our carefully crafted units of inquiry present our youngest learners will countless opportunities to gain a strong understanding of the world they live in, as well as their individual and collective responsibilities.

High educator to child ratio

Increased staffing in each Prep classroom allows for more positive interactions and the delivery of teachable moments throughout the day. Your child will develop a love of learning that will help them flourish – both at school and in life.

Strong foundations in literacy and numeracy

We deliver explicit literacy and numeracy lessons each day, followed by instructional sessions with smaller groups of students, led by an educator with a targeted focus. This approach helps ensure students engage with and develop core literacy and numeracy skills.

Approach to wellbeing

The wellbeing of our community is our highest priority. Wesley College has partnered with Grow Your Mind, an award winning social and emotional wellbeing program for schools. Grounded in four key pillars of research: positive psychology, public health, social and emotional learning and neuroscience, our educators are equipped to support our young people to better understand their amazing brain and to build healthy mindsets that allow them to thrive.

Specialist programs that help your child shine

The Prep program is complemented by our rich specialist offerings in Visual Arts, Dance and Drama, Music, Chinese and Physical Education providing your child will numerous enjoyable opportunities to discover their passions and try new things as they progress through the Junior School.

A smooth transition to Middle School

With access to whole-of-campus sporting and learning facilities, a dedicated Year 4 leadership program and the consistency of learning through the IB framework, your child will transition to Middle School (Years 5 to 9) with excitement and confidence.

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