Welcome to Prep at TRBPS


Prep is the start of the early years stage of learning which continues until year two. At Tucker Road Bentleigh Primary School  we create a warm, friendly, kind and caring learning environment that allows your child to flourish in their first year of school and beyond. The prep teachers support children’s learning by making connections between school and their experiences at home, kindergarten or childcare.

Prep provides the foundation for your child’s success at school by developing:

  • the knowledge, understanding and skills detailed in the Victorian Curriculum for English, mathematics, science and history (Foundation Year)
  • a positive approach to learning
  • independence and confidence
  • creativity and problem-solving skills
  • physical abilities, including gross and fine motor skills.


In Prep, your child will have opportunities to learn in many different ways. This includes active learning such as:

  • play-based
  • inquiry-based approaches
  • making decisions
  • solving problems
  • developing thinking skills
  • collaborating
  • communicating
  • developing a positive sense of self.


Part of the Victorian Curriculum children learn about:

  • Speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Mathematics and problem solving
  • Science
  • History
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Italian
  • Art
  • Respectful Relationships (RRRR)


Prep children also learn about:

  • negotiating rights
  • roles and responsibilities
  • developing social skills for working and playing with others
  • diverse social and cultural practices of people in their community
  • making healthy choices
  • experimenting with materials in a variety of creative
  • imaginative and innovative ways
  • technology
  • mindfulness and wellbeing