Prep/Foundation Program

We believe that every child is unique and every child can succeed. We place a particular emphasis on quality teaching and care for each child. An engaging learning environment where all children feel safe and happy at school is essential for our students to learn effectively and reach their full potential. Albany Rise can offer your child a broad education and take the time to cater for individual differences and needs, assisting your child to learn to their full potential. We will support your child as they begin their formal education and strive to develop a love for learning.

At Albany Rise Primary School, our Prep Program provides your child with practical and engaging learning experiences. We have a strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy to develop our students’ reading, writing and mathematical skills. We enhance children’s learning through our ‘Learning through Play’ program – Chatterbox. Each child will be active participants in their learning through hands-on exploration and investigation. Our program allows Literacy and Numeracy skills to develop as well as children’s social, emotional and life skills. The video above captures our Prep students enjoying their Chatterbox experiences.

Click here to watch our Chatterbox sessions in actions! Chatterbox ARPS

Incorporating Technology

In each Prep classroom we use SMART Interactive Whiteboards, iPads and desktop computers. We use these to build your child’s technology skills as well as their Literacy and Numeracy abilities. We use Reading Eggs and Mathletics also to support students learning, which can be accessed from home.

Specialist Programs

At Albany Rise your child will take part in weekly Music/LOTE, Physical Education and Art programs.

Kids Matter School

Albany Rise Primary School is a Kids Matter School. We have an excellent student welfare program which is supported by out Student Wellbeing Officer. We use the Quality Beginnings and Bounce Back programs to support students’ social and emotional needs.

Education is seen as a partnership between home and school, where parents are valued partners in their child’s learning and development. Your involvement in our school is essential as it will help to develop your child’s confidence in their education.

Better Buddies

Better Buddies Framework helps students entering their first year of school feel safe, valued and connected to school Each Prep student will be given a Grade 6 buddy. During the year, they will work on activities in the classroom and be a reassuring face in the yard.