Preschool Sessions

Chapman Primary School operates 4 preschool sessions of 15 hours per week which is eligible to students who turn 4 years of age on or before 30 April of the preschool year. Our preschool sessions are:

Chapman Preschool Session days and times:

Frogs and Spots: Monday, Tuesday and alternate odd week Wednesday - 9.00 am to 3.00 pm

Turtles and Stripes: Thursday, Friday and alternate even week Wednesday - 9.00am to 3.00 pm

Teaching teams  

Teacher: Diane NewtonTeacher: Diane NewtonTeacher:  Karen WatsonTeacher: Elspeth Windeyer
Educator: Tanya WatersEducator: Michelle Abrahamffy
Teacher:  Carolyn Holloway
Educator: Jessica Sims 
Teacher: Sarah D'Abrera
Educator: Sue Patterson 
Preschool Educational Leadership
Deputy Principal: Kathy Dawson
Executive Teacher: Olivia Maidment
Additional Preschool Educators
Kate Favell, Nicki Johannes and Angela Orellana 

Chapman Preschool Philosophy Statement

The Chapman Preschool philosophy builds upon our school’s vision statement and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). We aim to develop students who demonstrate resilience, respect, integrity and independence. We recognise that a child’s early years build the foundation for developing lifelong learners who are confident, happy and active citizens.

We believe all children are capable and competent and will learn in different ways. Therefore, at Chapman Preschool you will see Educators employing a range of supports and opportunities so that every child experiences success in their learning and development.

We believe play is fundamental to children’s learning. At Chapman Preschool, children will be provided with opportunities for uninterrupted and prolonged time to play in a variety of spaces. Educators will provide a range of resources to enrich and extend play opportunities so that children can express their ideas and feelings.

We believe children learn best when they are supported to be successful. Educators will maintain high expectations for all children’s learning and development by interacting with children in respectful and responsive ways, identifying a child’s strengths and offering encouragement for effort.

We believe children need a strong sense of wellbeing to develop a sense of belonging, to trust others and to feel confident and to optimistically engage in experiences that contribute to becoming. Therefore, you will see educators developing warm, trusting relationships, predictable and safe environments, affirmation and respect for all aspects of a child’s physical, emotional, social, cognitive, linguistic, creative and spiritual being.

We recognise that children learn best when they are happy. Educators will support children to develop friends and a sense of belonging and comfort within the group and in play situations.

Developing positive and respectful relationships between children, Educators and families provides an effective means of promoting positive social interaction and emotional regulation.  We recognise that parents are a child’s first teacher and encourage parents to be involved as partners in their child’s preschool experience.

Chapman Preschool values and respects the cultural diversity in our learning community.  We are committed to inclusive practices and acknowledge the link between culture and identity.

Educators engage in ongoing learning and reflective practices to enhance learning opportunities for all children.

Revised: February 2020

Chapman Preschool Compliance

To ensure that Chapman Preschool complies with The Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 a copy of the Law and Regulations is available to parents, volunteers or any person seeking to make use of the Preschool.

A hard copy of the Law and Regulations is available at the Preschool and can also be accessed using the following links:

ACECQA - Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority - National Law

Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011 SI 653) - National Regulations