Prep - Curriculum

The Prep Department offers your daughters a future ready, inspiring and lively curriculum.

Rigour is evident in our robust allocation of time to the core subjects of English, Maths and Science.  But we know we are educating the whole child ready for the world beyond school.  Thus humanities, PE, a performing arts programme, Design and Technology and Philosophy for children are offered alongside mainstream subjects.

Our extra-curricular provision – with a particular emphasis on languages is proof of further commitment to preparing your child for a global future.

Homework

The Prep Department believes that homework should be purposeful, consolidatory, thought provoking and fun.

St Francis College Prep Dept Girls School

In Prep I and II girls are given a maximum of 20 – 30 minutes

In Prep III & IV are given 30 – 45 minutes a night

In Prep V & VI no more than 45 minutes a night

Whilst we aim increasingly to develop a disciplined and respectful mind with independent study skills, of equal importance is the ability to synthesise information and to think creatively in preparation for society today.