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Pre-Prep in Indigenous communities

Pre-Prep is a kindergarten program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the year before school. It provides 15 hours per week for children 3 1/2  to 4 1/2 years old living across the following 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities:

  • Aurukun
  • Badu Island
  • Bamaga
  • Boigu Island
  • Cherbourg
  • Coconut Island
  • Darnley Island
  • Dauan Island
  • Doomadgee
  • Hammond Island
  • Hopevale
  • Horn Island
  • Injinoo
  • Kowanyama
  • Kubin
  • Lockhart River
  • Mabuiag Island
  • Mapoon
  • Mer
  • Mornington Island
  • Napranum
  • New Mapoon
  • Palm Island
  • Pormpuraaw
  • Saibai
  • St Pauls
  • Stephen Island
  • Thursday Island
  • Umagico
  • Warraber (Sue) Island
  • Woorabinda
  • Wujal Wujal
  • Yam Island
  • Yarrabah
  • Yorke Island


Pre-Prep uses Foundations for Success to support the implementation of Belonging, Being and Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (PDF, 717KB). Foundations for Success assists educators to plan, implement and document a quality program that builds on Indigenous children's culture, language and strengths.

The Foundations for Success website is an online professional development tool for educators that provides access to a full range of resources including:

  • Good practice videos.
  • Acknowledgement of Country video.
  • Practical tips and advice for interpretations of Belonging, Being and Becoming
  • inspirational posters, and much more.

Pre-Prep is delivered in a range of settings including schools, community kindergartens and child care centres in the following regions:

  • Central Queensland
    Undoonoo Day Care Centre
  • Darling Downs South West
    Cherbourg State School
  • North Queensland
    Bwgcolman Community School
    Doomadgee State School
    Mornington Island State School
  • Far North
    Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy - Aurukun Campus
    George Bowen Memorial Kindergarten
    Kowanyama State School
    Lockhart State School
    Napranum Pre-School
    Northern Peninsula Area State College - Bamaga
    Northern Peninsula Area College - Injinoo
    Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic School
    Pormpuraaw State School
    Tagai State College - Horn Island
    Tagai State College - Kubin
    Tagai State College - Mabuiag Island
    Tagai State College - Malu Kiwai Island Campus
    Tagai State College - Mer Island
    Tagai State College - Poruma Island
    Tagai State College - Saibai Island
    Tagai State College - St Pauls Campus
    Tagai State College - Stephen Island Campus
    Tagai State College - Thursday Island
    Tagai State College - Warraber Island Campus
    Tagai State College - Yam Island
    Tagai State College - Yorke Island
    Western Cape College - Mapoon Campus
    Wujal Wujal Community Kindergarten
    Yarrabah State School


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Last updated
10 April 2017
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