Enrolling in the ELC

1. Book a Tour or contact us to arrange a Personal Tour.

2. Complete and return our Application Form along with a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate and any other relevant documentation.

Contact Us
Enrolments Office
Jess Geraghty, Rachel Vanderzon and Megan McCormack 
Phone: +61 (08) 8334 2215
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Our Pathway to School

Across our Early Learners’ Centre and Junior School, we are committed to providing a vibrant and holistic education for all children, building foundations for lifelong learning.

Our youngest learners enter our ELC as 2 year olds, embarking upon a carefully-crafted and consistent educational and developmental journey through our Centre as they grow in age, personality and ability.

As that journey enters its final phases, the smooth transition for students from ELC to Reception is key as it empowers children to feel confident and comfortable as they begin school, whilst also building competency and courage for future transitions.

At St Peter’s Girls, we provide our bespoke Pathway to School, a targeted ELC-to-school experience for all ELC children during the six months prior to their commencement as Receptions at the start of a new school year or in the mid-year intake.

Based in a new flexible and dynamic learning space within our Early Leaners’ Centre, our Pathway to School is led by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. To complement the globally recognised learning experiences that already take place across our Centre, children are engaged in an extended range of focused learning opportunities aimed at setting them up for a successful and positive start to school.

Fundamental capabilities that are accelerated through our Pathway to School include social, emotional and self-management skills to further develop independence, organisation and resilience.

Literacy, numeracy and STEM explorations are amplified daily during rich inquiries and interwoven play activities, guided by problem-solving and creativity. Crucially, our Pathway to School places children’s wellbeing at the centre as we focus on their individual growth.

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About our ELC

Situated on Hallett Road in Stonyfell, our Early Learners’ Centre is surrounded by the natural wonder of Ferguson Park making it the ideal place for your son or daughter to develop a passion for learning. The Centre is a licensed long day care facility, allowing families to apply for government childcare rebates.

A dynamic new extension features thought-provoking outdoor play spaces and inspiring rooms specially designed for children aged 2 – 5. Girls who start their learning journey at the ELC are able to continue their education on the same campus all the way until they graduate from Year 12. This vital element provides a comforting sense of familiarity and creates lasting connections for the many years of personal growth ahead.

We also offer weekly Playgroup sessions for children aged 6 months to 2 years accompanied by their parents or carers, and we run a flexible and stimulating Vacation Care program each school holiday period for ELC students aged 2 to 5.

By nurturing each child’s learning journey, we help them explore a world of discovery and possibility.

Curriculum for Early Learners

Our education practice is underpinned by the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) and influenced by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy which values each child as strong, capable and resilient. The PYP is implemented throughout our Junior School and supports a consistent inquiry-based learning approach.

We also embrace the National Early Years Learning Framework, Belonging, Being, Becoming. Our program has been developed with an emphasis on play-based learning which recognises the importance of social and emotional development, as well as communication.

Opportunities are also provided for children to access programs by our specialist staff within the School including:

  • Art
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Library
  • Music
  • Soccer

Our team of quality educators is dedicated to ensure your child not only gets the best start in life, but is also welcomed into the wider St Peter’s Girls’ School community.

The ELC is open 50 weeks of the year from 7.30am – 6pm. We are a fully-registered national long day care centre, offering families the very best start for their children. Families can access both the Child Care Rebate (non-means tested) and the Child Care Benefit (means tested), making childcare more affordable.

ELC Dancing in Ferguson Park