Welcome to Fairview, Aitken College’s Preparatory School which caters for students for Prep, Year 1 and Year 2.
“Learning is a journey for the travellers!”
Preparatory School comprises of students from Prep to Year 2; a very exciting
setting for young learners. It provides the opportunity for individual exploration
and guided learning. These foundation years are crucial; they ensure that the
children utilise the appropriate strategies to develop skills in Literacy,
Numeracy, Integrated Studies and Thinking Skills. The teachers in the
Preparatory School support and encourage the children and provide many
opportunities for their curiosity to be stimulated.
curriculum focuses on the children’s educational and individual needs,
respecting their differences. Learning experiences occur in the classroom, on
the school grounds, and during excursions. The students also learn from each
other; they share their cultural and personal experiences. Their interaction
within the College focuses not only on learning experiences, but also on their
active role as a valued community member. The community spirit is an essential
component of our pastoral approach to learning experiences and social
interaction. The students are supported and challenged in all aspects of
their educational, social and emotional needs. An integral component of
our program is promoting and supporting independence and resiliency. We work with families to assist all aspects of a child’s developmental
perceive the parent’s role as a partnership with the College, working towards
meeting the child’s set goals. Parents develop this partnership through their
work in the classroom and most importantly at home. The Preparatory School
respects and appreciates the assistance that parents contribute to the
classroom and the valued impact it has on the children.
The College endeavours to ensure that there is open
and effective communication between staff, students and parents and values the
involvement of families in the College community.he parent’s role as a partnership
with the College, working towards meeting the child’s set goals. Parents
develop this partnership through their work in the classroom and most
importantly at home. The Preparatory School respects and appreciates the
assistance that parents contribute to the classroom and the valued impact it
has on the children.
Learning areas are English, Mathematics, Integrated Studies (including Design
and Technology, Science, Humanities and Social Science, The Arts, Health and
Physical Education), Digital Technologies, Performing Arts, Library, Visual
Perceptual Motor Program, Physical Education/Health and Religion and Values
integral component of our program is preparing our community for technological
change and the associated skills to ensure safe and efficient usage. Software
and programs are appropriate for each year level, and progress with the focus
of skill and knowledge development. All Digital Technology
sessions focus on safe and secure habits, which reinforce and develop sound
lifelong digital knowledge and skills.
Skills program in our school is based on reinforcing and
developing critical and creative thinking, ethical understanding and personal
and social capabilities (general capabilities). It provides the
students with the opportunity to question their learning, surroundings and
circumstances. The program provides students with the skills to develop and
explore their thinking and analysis strategies in a variety of situations. The
program also supports the importance of tolerance, respect and understanding of
individuals in our community.
children hold the future, The parents hold the trust; It is the teachers who
hold the key to the passage of learning.
Ms Kerrie Neophytou | Head of Preparatory School (Fairview)EXPLORE PRIMARY SCHOOL (CUMBERLAND)EXPLORE SECONDARY SCHOOL (DUNHELEN)EXPLORE SENIOR SCHOOL (BROOKHILL)