Starting Prep

At HPS we use a combination of Jolly Phonics, Effective Spelling and Readers and Writers workshops in our Literacy program. We have incorporated play-based learning into our phonics program, to provide students with multiple ways to learn their sounds, such as writing letters in sand, making words out of magnetic letters and singing songs.

Our Numeracy lessons are very hands-on, using lots of games, puzzles and manipulatives

Our Inquiry program helps us form connections with our community. Some highlights include visits from our local baker, police officers, doctors and excursions to the Healesville Sanctuary. We participate in small science experiments, try our hand at gardening in our school garden, care for our school chickens and learn about how we can make our world more sustainable. 

We are extremely passionate about our program and take genuine pride in watching our little learners grow.