FAQ

What is the size of the School?

  • Up to 180 Students
  • Pre-Kinder to Year 6 (co-educational)
  • Established 1926

What is the location of the School?

  • Within walking distance from Wahroonga Train Station
  • Crossing Supervisor Monday to Friday

What communication does the School provide?

  • Fortnightly Newsletter (emailed and available on the school website with password access)
  • School Website
  • Class Movie
  • School Magazine (distributed at the end of Term 4)
  • www.facebook.com/WahroongaPrep

What are the class sizes?
Class sizes are kept small. The largest class consists of approximately 20 students. It is the school’s endeavour to provide a low fee structure and maintain small class sizes. The historical average class size across the school is 16.

How are the classes arranged?
Classes are Pre-Kinder, Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. Depending upon enrolment numbers there may be the need to have composite classes. Where possible children are chosen for entry into these classes.

What are the entry points?
Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten are the main entry points, however other years are considered if vacancies occur. Wahroonga Prep has 3 and 5 Day Pre-Kinder programs. The child must be turning 4 years of age by the end of May to enter the Pre-Kinder programs. Children must also turn 5 years of age by the end of May in the year commencing Kindergarten. For information about the Pre-Kinder philosophy, school readiness and goals for your child please visit the Curriculum page on the school website.

Where will my child go after Year 6?
Wahroonga Prep has enrolment partnerships with:

  • Knox Grammar School (boys)
  • Ravenswood School for Girls

Through these partnerships, we offer a pathway for students to attend these schools. Please speak to us for more information about this program. 

Some parents choose to enrol their children in other Independent or Public Schools. Discussion with your Class Teacher and Head of School can assist you to make a right choice that fits your child.

Is there Before and After School Care?
After School Care offers a safe, caring and enjoyable environment between the hours of 2:45pm to 6:00pm Monday to Friday. Afternoon tea is provided as well as many different activities. Before School Care operates from 7:00am to 8:20am. Both services are available for children from Pre-Kinder to Year 6. For more information please click here.

Do you offer Vacation Care?

Vacation Care is a fun and innovative program which takes place during the school holiday periods. The program is available for Pre-Kinder to Year 6 students and incorporates a wide range of fun activities, accommodating all ages. Excursions are also included as an additional extra and are offered as a cost-effective option for families.

What sport is available?
Sport is held every Wednesday at Knox Prep School (Years 2-6) and a PE lesson at School takes place on Friday. Our Kindergarten and Year 1 children take part in a gross motor and skills program especially designed for formative years. Pre-Kinder have a PE lesson during the week with qualified PE staff. Many of our students involve themselves in our extensive basketball program.

We have an extensive basketball program, with our many teams competing in the Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai competition, one evening per week. 

Are there any enrichment programs?

Yes. There are many activities to choose from. For more information on Enrichment Programs please view the School Brochure. We employ a specialist Enrichment Teacher to work with our children.

How can I become involved in the Wahroonga Prep community?
Parents can join the Parents’ Association, which is a group of dedicated parents that work together raising funds for the purchase of educational facilities and resources for the school, as well as forging friendships within the school community. Parents also organise school community events during the school year. For more information on the Parents’ Association please click here.

School Swimming Carnival

Friday 11th November 9:00am
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