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TIGS Prep

Why TIGS Prep

Outstanding Preparation for Kindergarten

Outstanding Preparation for Kindergarten

At TIGS Prep, we provide a diverse and considered programme, encouraging independent learning and facilitating exploration of academic and creative activities. You can know that your child will enter Kindergarten as prepared as possible, having gained school-like experience in a setting of structured play and socialisation. We balance an academic focus with age-appropriate fun to deliver the ideal transition into a lifelong love of learning.

Approach to Learning

Approach to Learning

In collaboration with the International Baccalaureate (IB), the learning environment at TIGS Prep is influenced strongly by the Reggio Emilia approach to education focusing on respect, responsibility and community. Recognised by many as the ‘world’s best practice’ in early childhood education, the northern Italian town of Reggio Emilia is renowned for its education system which respects children and their rights to be citizens. Your child’s educational journey at TIGS commences at Prep with world leading academic programmes as its foundation. It is an exciting approach to learning that allows students to understand the world around them with great depth, cultural understanding and an ability to think independently.

Dedicated Learning Spaces

Dedicated Learning Spaces

TIGS Prep is located in the Piper Centre on The Illawarra Grammar School campus. We have four learning classrooms and an art studio. Your child will belong to one of the four classes – Amaroo, Cooinda, Marana and Elanora – named using the Dharawal Indigenous community language. We also have dedicated music and language spaces for children to explore new skills and interests. Our soft play areas and outdoor play areas provide the perfect space for your child to have fun and socialise in a safe environment.

Exciting Specialist Programmes

Exciting Specialist Programmes

TIGS Prep offers an exciting range of specialist programmes. Children are taught foundation skills which foster their interest, imagination and confidence at an age where rich learning experiences are vital for brain development. The programmes offered at TIGS Prep are:

  • Music
  • Movement
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Arts
  • French

Safe Nurturing Environment

Safe Nurturing Environment

In line with the School’s Academic, Christian and Caring foundational values, we run a Prep Programme that nurtures your child as an individual and sets them up to be a considerate and well-rounded young person. Children who come along to TIGS Prep are guided through structured play and begin to harness the joy of curiosity in an inclusive and encouraging space.

Extended Hours

Extended Hours

All children attend our programme during the core learning hours of 9.30am – 3.00pm. However, families have the option to choose arrival and departure times that best suit their needs between 7.30am – 5.30pm.

Exceeding National Quality Standards

TIGS Prep has once again been awarded an overall rating of Exceeding by Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). TIGS Prep were commended for their willingness to collaborate with families and other community organisations to enhance children’s learning and wellbeing.

Specialist Programmes

A Day at TIGS Prep

 A day at TIGS Prep sees your child develop their knowledge and understanding of the world through play and carefully crafted programmes that spark their imagination and curiosity about the world.

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