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Parents and families were once again welcomed into the Prep classrooms at Townsville Grammar School’s Junior School Campuses for the annual Prep Families Night.

As families visited classrooms and playground areas, the children delighted in having the opportunity to show off their learning spaces and introduce their teachers to their extended family members. “This is such an important part of building confident young learners,” said Mr Timothy Kelly, Principal of Townsville Grammar School. “We know that children learn best when they are comfortable and secure. We’ve designed our Prep Program to develop confident learners by creating welcoming learning environments and building genuine partnerships with families.”

The annual Prep Family Night takes place at both Junior School Campuses at Annandale and North Shore. It is a great opportunity for families to experience their child’s daily learning environments. Additionally, they can meet other parents in a social setting, as part of the School’s parent engagement focus.

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“This event is a great way to start our Prep year,” said Mr Kelly. “Our parents are encouraged to be involved in the life of our School community, wherever possible. Parent involvement makes such a difference to a child’s learning experience. Therefore, we work to provide a number of opportunities throughout the year for parents and families to engage with School life,” said Mr Kelly.

“This is where it begins,” said Mr Kelly. “It’s where our youngest Grammarians begin their formal learning journey. It’s where they become familiar with our community, our culture and our learning ethos. This is where we must capture their imagination and instil a great sense of wonder for learning.”