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Learning at St Andrew’s College

Students are to be supervised at all times during class time and where possible when moving around the College. A high standard of dress is required for all staff at all times. Staff will meet all stated requirements as outlined in their contracts, job descriptions, curriculum overview documents and schoolbased programmes.

TERM FIXTURES CALENDAR This is a ‘live’ calendar on the College’s intranet, StACNET. It will be added to / updated as information is received. This can be viewed on StACNET by visiting Term Fixtures/Preparatory School.

HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES We hold our annual holiday programme in December. This is a two-week holiday programme for Preparatory School aged children. Information including enrolment details will be sent home at the beginning of Term 4. Depending on demand, we may hold holiday programmes during the other holiday breaks.

• Years 4–6: Reading (personal or teacher directed) for 10–15 minutes, follow-up Mathematics (not new learning) or Mathletics for 10 minutes, Literacy or Inquiry follow‑up for 5–10 minutes (four nights per week, Monday to Thursday); • Years 7–8: Personal reading 20 minutes, follow-up Mathematics (not new learning) or Mathletics / Sumdog for 10–15 minutes, Literacy or Inquiry follow-up for 10–15 minutes (four nights per week, Monday to Thursday). Parents should always be comfortable about stopping home learning if it is taking too long; or if a complication has made the task difficult on the day, waive the task(s) totally. If there is no contact from a parent then the expectation is that the home learning will be completed within the parameters set above.

HOUSES Students are allocated to one of four houses, and if there is a family connection we endeavour to place students in the same house. Please let the office know of any family connections.

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HOME LEARNING (HOMEWORK) Home learning is an important part of every student’s learning programme. It is given regularly and is collected and assessed by staff. We aim to reinforce essential aspects of the core curriculum and to provide a basis for future home learning. We strongly encourage parents to listen to reading where appropriate. Home learning should be suitably pitched to allow for independent work, except in the case of a younger child who will probably need some assistance.

• Years 1–3: Reading at all year levels (teacher directed). From Year 2 spelling is added, and at Year 3 spelling and a simple co-operative task spread over two weeks (four nights per week, Monday to Thursday);

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LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES There are many opportunities for leadership and service throughout the Preparatory School, particularly for our senior students. Leadership opportunities available are: prefect, sacristan, librarian, sports captain, house captain, road patrol warden, science monitor and other meaningful responsibilities.

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Preparatory School Handbook 2019  

This handbook has been designed to give parents, caregivers and students an understanding of the routines and requirements of a large and bu...

Preparatory School Handbook 2019  

This handbook has been designed to give parents, caregivers and students an understanding of the routines and requirements of a large and bu...