At Kuranda District State College we recognise the
importance of each child’s unique qualities. Educating your child is a team
approach. We promote an open-door policy and value communication and community
In Prep to Year Six we provide opportunities for your
in balanced, stimulating and challenging programs with a core focus on literacy
success as a learner through a range of experiences
positive relationships with staff and other students
in a safe and supportive environment.
Students in Prep are provided with a balanced,
stimulating and challenging series of programs.
At Kuranda District State College you will find:
secure and supportive environment
staff committed to and passionate about Early Childhood Education
classroom/s that are open, spacious indoor learning areas
child requires a team approach. The College promotes an open-door policy and
value communication and community
involvement. In Prep we encourage parents to become involved in their child’s
classroom and actively participate where possible.
Building upon strong foundations
Our College capitalises on the strong foundations in Prep
to extend into years 1-3. Literacy and
Numeracy is the core business of our College, in every room, in all eight key
learning areas, for every student, for every teacher. With this as our
foundation, we are able to provide quality learning pathways for your child.
In Years 1 to 3:
implement explicit teaching practices in the delivery of reading, writing and
numeracy on a daily basis, using a variety of methods, strategies and
of core concepts is a daily focus
continually monitor and assess to identify individual students’ learning needs
are supported through coaching and mentoring to maintain high professional
Expanding thinking into Years 4-6
Learning of the foundations skills of literacy and
numeracy are consolidated in upper primary.
Learning is further expanded into years 4-6 to include the development
of more sophisticated skills to enable greater understanding across learning
College students in Years 4 to 6 also:
teachers providing programs in Health and Physical Education, Music, LOTE and
in opportunities to access the Secondary Campus facilities of Music, Science,
Sporting facilities, Kitchens and Design and Technology
have the opportunity to engage in leadership camps
As a College we have a unique opportunity to provide a
seamless and positive transition into Junior Secondary schooling. Our
transition program prepares students for the organisational, academic, social
and emotional demands of Junior Secondary.