A Meriden education commences in Pre-Kindergarten with a one-year school readiness program in the year prior to formal schooling.
The Pre-Kindergarten facilities are located on Meriden's Lingwood Campus which is a colourful, fun-filled, busy place of learning.
The learning program focuses on developing a child who is curious, confident, caring and well-behaved. Students are encouraged to create and explore, discover the excitement of reading and experience the joys of music, friendship and physical activity.
A rich and stimulating curriculum together with the guidance of teachers who are able to facilitate learning for each child, ensures that students are well-prepared to enter Kindergarten. The Pre-Kindergarten program includes pre-numeracy and literacy activities, music and movement, indoor and outdoor developmental play, and visits to the Junior School library. The young students also experience lessons with other members of Meriden's teaching faculty including Languages, Christian Education and Sport.
Four-day and five-day programs are offered, subject to availability at the time of enrolment. Classes commence at 8.45am and end at 2.45pm, Monday to Friday, during school terms. Before and After School Care programs are also available.
Children must turn four years of age by the end of May in the year of commencement. A readiness assessment for Pre-Kindergarten is conducted during the enrolment interview process.