Pre-Prep News - October 2019

Pre-Prep News - October 2019

Pre-Prep News – October 2019

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Welcome back to all Pre-Prep students and families. I hope you have enjoyed the holidays. This term we welcome the following students and their families into Pre-Prep:

  • Chloe Anley, PP1
  • Eden Hand, PP1T
  • Jiya Kala, PP1T
  • Isla Bailey, PP2T
  • Milla Behlau, PP2T
  • Sophia Zhang, PP2


Parents are reminded of changes to uniform for Pre-Prep students in Term 4 including:

  • Navy sandals are to be worn in Term 4
  • School swimwear is to be worn
  • Goggles, House swimming cap, School towel, thongs, sunscreen and Swimming bag are required for swimming


This term there are a number of activities which Pre-Prep will undertake to begin the transition to Prep. The Pre-Prep classes will join Prep – Year 2 students in their Chapel and Assemblies. This will give the girls the experience of attending these events, experiencing new parts of the School and being part of a bigger group of students.

Each class will regularly visit the Prep classrooms and participate in activities with the Prep girls and staff. They will also have the opportunity to eat in the Prep – Year 2 eating areas and have an orientation to the Prep and Year 1 Playground.

On November 18, all children in Pre-Prep and Junior School will spend the morning in their class for 2020. Girls will need to arrive at Pre-Prep by 8.20am on this day.

There are many things parents can do to assist in the smooth transition to school:

  • Ensure your daughter arrives in Pre-Preparatory by 8.20am each day.
  • Encourage your daughter to be independent in packing and unpacking her bag in the classroom each day.
  • Ensure you have established the bedtime and morning routine that they will have when they start school to ensure the girls are getting enough sleep.
  • Attend the Parent Information Session on Thursday, 17 November at 5.30pm in the STEAM/Year 6 Building.

Further information regarding purchasing uniforms and book packs will be communicated to parents early this term.


St Hilda’s School Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) will be operating their Vacation Care Program on the Student Free Day on 21 October. Families requiring care on this day for their children in Pre-Prep – Year 6 are required to make a booking by emailing


Families with daughters wishing to commence at St Hilda’s Pre-Prep in 2020 are strongly encouraged to ensure they have submitted an application for enrolment to ensure availability of a place for next year.

Should your daughter not be continuing as a student in 2020, parents are reminded that it is a condition of enrolment that one term’s notice must be given in writing to the School.  We commit resources on the basis of confirmed enrolment numbers, and termination of an enrolment without notice denies another student the opportunity of a place.   If you have any questions in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact our Head of Admissions on or 07 5577 7232.


Date Time Activity and Venue
14 October – 8 November Giving Tree Appeal
17 October 2.30 – 3.00pm Pre-Prep – Year 2 Chapel/Chapel
17 October 5.30 – 6.30pm 2020 Prep – Year 6 New Student Parent Information Evening/JS STEAM Building
21 October Pupil Free Day
23 October 11.45am – 12.15pm Pre-Prep Surf Safety Presentation/Abbey 5
24 October 2.30 – 3.00pm Pre-Prep – Year 2 Chapel/Chapel
25 October Day For Daniel – Wear a red accessory
25 October 2.30 – 3.00pm Pre-Prep – Year 2 Assembly/MPC
29 October House Colour Day
31 October 2.30 – 3.00pm Pre-Prep – Year 2 Chapel/Chapel
7 November 2.30 – 3.00pm Pre-Prep – Year 2 Chapel/Chapel
8 November 2.30 – 3.00pm Pre-Prep – Year 2 Assembly – Presentation of Premier’s Reading Challenge Certificates/MPC
8 November 6.00 – 7.30pm Principal’s and OGA Cocktail Party and Art Show/JR Café
12 November 11.40am – 12.40pm PP3 Gymnastics Carnival/Gym
14 November 10.50 – 11.40am

11.40am – 12.40pm

PP2 Gymnastics Carnival/Gym

PP1 Gymnastics Carnival/Gym

14 November 2.30 – 3.00pm Pre-Prep – Year 2 Chapel/Chapel
18 November 9.00 – 11.00am 2020 Student Transition Day/Junior School
18 November – 22 November Junior School Book Fair/JS Library
20 November 9.00 – 11.00am Pre-Prep Christmas Celebration/Chapel
27 November Last day of Pre-Prep for 2019

Mrs Lisa Cleverly
Director of Pre-Preparatory

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