Uniform

Summer

White joggers, sky-blue polo shirt, junior school sport shorts

Winter

White joggers, long sleeved, sky-blue polo shirt, junior school sport tracksuit

Please ensure that all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Additional Items

  • A broad brimmed school hat is to be worn during outside play.
  • P-2 School Bag
  • Library bag (must be easily recognisable)
  • A spare pair of socks and clean underwear should be kept in your child’s Prep bag. Some spare changes of clothing will be kept at Prep in case of emergencies.

The Prep uniform (excluding shoes) and other above items are available for purchase at the Uniform Shop on the School’s premises. It is open on Tuesday and Thursday each week during term from 8am to 2pm.

Rest Time

It is important for children to learn to be still and rest from the day’s busy activities.

They will require a sleep sheet for rest time. It may be made from a cot sheet or towel to the specifications in the diagram. Please note: all four corners must be elasticised.

The sheet will be kept at Shire Prep for the duration of your child’s stay each week and then sent home to be washed.

A favourite soft toy or teddy bear may also be brought, clearly marked with your child’s name please.

Sick Children

We will call if your child becomes sick and needs to be collected early from Prep. Please do not send sick children to Prep as close contact among young children means that germs are easily spread.

Collecting Your Child

Sign In/Pick Up

Parents will be required to sign in and out and collect their children punctually from the Prep Classroom. In keeping with School Policy, Prep Class students are not to catch the bus to and from school.

Siblings

Older siblings must wait outside the gate, leaving room for parents and Preppies to pass by. Siblings are also not allowed to play on the Prep equipment.

Please supervise your toddlers when dropping off and collecting your Prep child.

Supervision

Prep children are not to play outside while you are inside talking or signing out, as children must be supervised at all times.

Be safe

Walking to and from the Prep room is via the main entrance (Breezeway) and around past the uniform shop. Please do not use the driveway as it is unsafe.

Parent Help

Once the children are settled and familiar with the routines of Prep, parents will be able to volunteer to assist in the class, subject to the usual Working With Children Check process.

Parents wishing to help out, but unable to do so during the day due to work or family commitments can be given other opportunities to be of assistance.

Morning Tea and Lunch

As part of our daily routine we break to eat morning tea and lunch together as a group. Please provide  morning tea and lunch in clearly labeled containers.

To promote healthy eating habits, we ask that you include some fruit, vegetables or other nutritional snacks. In keeping with School practice, please do not send nut-based products including peanut butter, chocolate nut spreads or nut bars to Prep.

Children will need a reasonably sized drink bottle filled with water only. Water bottles will be refilled during the day if necessary.

Please ensure all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Birthdays

A birthday treat to be shared with others is appreciated.

Cupcakes or individual treats for each child are preferable to a huge cake, which is difficult to cut and distribute.

Please speak to one of the teachers and let them know which day you plan to send a treat.

Communication

A notice board is mounted near the sign-in book.

Parents are asked to read this every day when picking up and dropping off students, so they can stay up to date about what is happening in the Prep classroom. Please check your child’s bag each day after school for any notes.

Newsletter

The school newsletter is available on the school’s website and via email.

Although the school no longer prints the newsletter, a limited number of hard copies will be available each week at the School Office for those who do not have access to a computer.

We want to encourage you to subscribe to the newsletter by sending us an email.

Sun Smart

Parents are asked to apply sunscreen to their children before Prep each morning. Sunscreen will be available in the classroom for application throughout the day.

Outdoor play times will change depending on the season to minimise the children’s exposure to the sun. The broad-brimmed school hat is to be worn at all times during outside play.

Shire Prep offers a Christian early-childhood environment, coupled with a kindergarten-readiness that only an on-site prep class can provide.