Message from the Head of the Pre-Preparatory

“Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn.”

Loris Malaguzzi (1993)

Somerset College Pre-Preparatory is a place of wonder and imagination. Our children have the opportunity to learn and grow within a space that allows them to explore not only their natural environment but also develop their physical, cognitive, emotional and social potential. We follow an age-appropriate curriculum underpinned by the philosophies of the Reggio Emilia Approach and an E-STEAM education.

We believe that children thrive in a safe and nurturing environment that allows them to ask questions, experiment, make mistakes and interact. We celebrate the diverseness of our children, families, staff and our wider community.

Our teachers are all creative individuals with pioneering spirits that show the commitment and flexibility to adjust and cope with the joys and challenges of an ever-changing educational milieu. As educators, we assume our children are strong and competent and respect the talents of each individual.

At Somerset College Pre-Preparatory play is seen as important and the value of using and developing creativity is understood and nurtured.

Mrs Annie Aplas Hill
Head of the Pre-Preparatory School