Specialist Subject Teachers
Specialist Subject Teachers
Should I choose a preparatory school for my child? Do they really offer more than a local primary school? The answer to both of these questions is ‘Yes’.
As their name suggests, the role of preparatory schools is to prepare your child for their entrance into senior education, so don’t be surprised to see a plethora of subjects on the curriculum. Your child will experience a well-rounded education albeit in a nurturing environment. Classes are significantly smaller, allowing all pupils to progress. Self-confidence is encouraged and children are constantly motivated to enjoy and embrace all the opportunities that arise within this positive learning environment.
If the above isn’t enough to tempt you, consider the other aspects of a stimulating, all-round education. With specialist subject teachers, all children are given the opportunity to be taught subjects that might include Science, French, Spanish, Music, Creative Art and Sports.
For example, at Breaside Preparatory School Science is taught by a specialist teacher supported by a science technician in a dedicated, fully resourced vibrant classroom from Year 2 to Year 6. Keen to develop inquisitive minds and pupil’s practical skills, Breaside will take an investigative approach to science topics wherever possible.
French and Spanish are taught from Kindergarten to Year 6 and an annual trip to France in Year 6 gives the children the opportunity to practise their language skills. The school’s philosophy is to be very aware of the future needs of the children in the global economy that we live.
All Breaside pupils participate in creative art, design technology and craft activities where they can develop their powers of observation, technical skill, presentation and individual creativity. A child at preparatory school will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of music, playing in an orchestra or even participating in the school’s choir.
Let’s not forget the range of sporting events that your child can take part in. Children will experience a greater range of sports that might include rugby, football, hockey, swimming, netball and cricket. Most preparatory schools consider sport to be an integral part of education and development. In all areas of sport, a sense of fair play and team spirit are encouraged as well as a healthy desire to win fairly and to lose graciously.
Should you choose a preparatory school for your child? Well, if you want to give them the best possible start in life, then the answer has to be yes. The investment will pay off as you see your child blossom into a well-rounded, self-confident, individual, ready to face the world!
Supplied by Breaside Preparatory School.