The Lansvale Public School Preschool staff and pupils knew it.
So did the principal and the community.
Now it’s official: the preschool is excellent.
The Lansvale-based service has been awarded the Excellent rating by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) – the highest rating a service can achieve under the National Quality Framework.
The preschool, whose families are predominantly of South-east Asian origin with 96 per cent of children coming from non-English speaking backgrounds, is the first public school preschool in NSW to have been rated as excellent after the rigorous assessment process.
The preschool enrolls 80 children annually and was was recognised for its collaborative partnerships with professional, community and research organisations and its commitment to children that respects, reflects and celebrates culture and diversity. In short, it provides a rich learning environment where kids can flourish.
Some of the programs educators Lien Chai and Ljiljana Kocic and their staff provide include:
- A Positive Behaviour Learning (PBL) program that supports children in becoming responsible for their own behavior choices.
- A focus on developing strong future learners through its integration of innovative technology experiences and programs.
- A reciprocal relationship with Canterbury Bulldogs under-20 players with players like Dale Finucane working as part of the team of exemplary preschool educators.
- Access to Community Language Educators and Community Liaison Officers who work with the service to support inclusive partnerships with culturally diverse families.
Who better to talk about the success of the preschool, than the parents who send their children there to learn.
Que Nguyen, whose son Trent attends Lansvale preschool, said: “The teachers are so passionate and dedicated to teaching and nurturing the children’s personalities and capabilities. They are always trying to incorporate innovative ideas and concepts into daily learning, through play.”
Another parent Lucy Ibrahim said the “educators work so hard”.
“My son Ali wants to come to school everyday… he has amazed me at how focused and interested he is to learn,” she said.
Mai Lu, mother of ex-students Lachlan and Calvin, said she was entertained when watching her boys perform at preschool concerts.
“Both boys learned to be savvy users of highly engaging ICT tools but they also gained a love of music and dance,” she said.