Learning in the Early Years | Caulfield Grammar School

We are proud to announce that both our Caulfield Grammar junior schools, at Wheelers Hill Campus and Malvern Campus, have been successfully authorised and recognised as International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) from December 2017.

For more information on the PYP at Caulfield Grammar, click here.


Our youngest learners are keen observers and explorers of the world around them and our experienced teachers aim to foster this in their learning. Incorporating the best aspects of several educational philosophies, including the Reggio Emilia approach, our Kindergarten and Pre-Preparatory curriculum framework engages children in inquiry based learning and wondering.

Learning is guided by our highly qualified team of educators who provide a nurturing, safe and stimulating environment. Alongside the development of key skills in literacy and numeracy, our young girls and boys develop understandings through exploring their environment, creating, communicating and documenting.

The addition of specialist classes such as Physical Education and the Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP), Music and Library, enrich the Early Years program. Pre-Preparatory children are exposed to language learning as they participate in weekly Chinese language lessons. As part of the wider Caulfield Grammar community, our learners join in a range of campus experiences including the ‘buddy’ program, games and assemblies.

The daily program is supported by an excellent Before and After School Care program.

Children may join Caulfield Grammar in the early years at either the Malvern or Wheelers Hill campus.

Malvern Campus offers Kindergarten (for children from 3 years of age, three to five days a week), Pre-Preparatory Year (for children from 4 years of age) and Preparatory Year, through to Year 6. Children then join Caulfield Campus for Year 7 to 12.

Wheelers Hill Campus offers Kindergarten (from 2019, for children from 3 years of age, five days a week), Pre-Preparatory Year (for children from 4 years of age) and Preparatory Year through to Year 12.

If you’re not sure whether your child is ready to start school, our staff can assist. Please contact our admissions team for an appointment.