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Why StAC Pre-school

10 Reasons Current Parents Choose St Andrew’s College Pre-school

1. It is the only Pre-school Aligned with a Co-ed College
We are the only Pre-school which is aligned with a co-ed College. There is the unique opportunity for your child to be part of the St Andrew’s family from Pre-School to leaving the Senior College in Year 13. It is also comforting for Pre-school children to attend the same campus as their older siblings.

2. Personalised, Calm Care
The St Andrew’s College Pre-school is a safe, warm and dynamic environment in which young children can enjoy interacting with each other and making sense of their world in their own time and in meaningful contexts.

3. Flexibility
For maximum flexibility we offer full day (8.00am–4.30pm) and session-based places for children aged from two and a half years. This means you can tailor your child’s Pre-school experience around your existing commitments.

4. Family Based Environment
Interaction with peers goes far beyond the Pre-school classroom. St Andrew’s is a family based school where opportunities for interaction with older children are plentiful.

5. Robust Programme
Our programme is rich and dynamic with changes regularly implemented as long as they meet best practice and are right for the children, environment and curriculum.

6. High Level of Documentation
Our Pre-school teachers conduct a comprehensive level of documentation, so that every child’s learning is clearly visible and always available for parents to see.

7. Access to Wider College Facilities
To achieve optimum outcomes for our Pre-school children, we work collaboratively with other departments. Children benefit from visiting our science labs, the television studio, the Preparatory School Library and the drama centre.

8. Strong Transition to School Programme
To prepare children for their primary school and Preparatory School experience we have a strong transition to school programme to ensure a seamless change.

9. Active Parent Participation
We value the role of parents as first teachers. We encourage parental participation in many aspects of Pre-school life. Parents are warmly welcomed at any time during the Pre-school day.

10. Highly Trained and Creative Teachers
At all times children are with a fully qualified teacher, as all Pre-school staff are trained in early childhood education. To maintain a fresh approach, St Andrew’s College Pre-school staff are continuously inspired to bring new ideas to wholly facilitate every child’s development.

For any further enquiries, please contact Head of Pre-school, Amanda Jack on preschool@stac.school.nz or +64 3 940 2030.