St Cath’s has got all of the fun

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THIS week was Un­der 8s week – In­spir­ing Chil­dren Coun­try To Coast.

It’s a won­der­ful theme for the Early Years Cam­pus at St Cather­ine’s Catholic Col­lege, which draws chil­dren equally from the farm­ing re­gions of Proser­pine and the tourism cen­tral of Air­lie Beach and Can­non­vale.

Un­der 8s week is all about celebrating learn­ing in the early years.

En­rol­ments for 2018 are now open.

With the kinder­garten now es­tab­lished on Ren­wick Road, the school has the space to again run three Prep classes in 2018.

St Cather­ine’s is very proud of its Prep pro­gram, which has un­der­gone sig­nif­i­cant changes since the in­tro­duc­tion of the Aus­tralian Cur­ricu­lum in 2012.

It re­moved Prep from the do­main of Early Child­hood ed­u­ca­tion and set it firmly in the school­ing sec­tor.

St Cather­ine’s Catholic Col­lege pri­mary prin­ci­pal Sharyn Bell said Prep teach­ers at St Cather­ine’s were spe­cialised Early Years teach­ers with years of teach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence across the first four years of school.

“Our Prep teach­ers ex­cel in en­cour­ag­ing our stu­dents to ques­tion and won­der, to build and cre­ate, to col­lab­o­rate, co-op­er­ate and take risks with their learn­ing along­side their more for­mal and struc­tured lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy lessons,” she said.

St Cather­ine’s Un­der 8s Day will be held to­mor­row at Mercy Cam­pus on Marathon Street from 9am-11.30am.

Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity are in­vited to come and join all of the fun.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

SCHOOL SPIRIT: St Cather­ine’s Col­lege pro­vides a wel­com­ing en­vi­ron­ment for all stu­dents.

Prep is now firmly in the do­main of the school­ing sec­tor.

Stu­dents are en­cour­aged to push bound­aries at St Cath’s.

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