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Larapinta Preschool has been rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard, which sets the benchmark in early childhood education and care, and outside school hours care services.

Larapinta Preschool follows the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). This framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning, as play provides some of the most appropriate stimulus for brain development. The EYLF is essential to support and enhance young children’s learning and prepares them well for their transition to full-time schooling.

Enrolment Policy

When the number of children on the expression of interest list exceeds the preschool’s capacity, the Principal of Larapinta Primary School together with the Preschool Teacher in Charge determine which children will be offered a place.

Please click here for the full enrolment policy.

Class Groups

Our Preschool program offers the following class groups:

  • Monday / Tuesday 8:00am to 3:30pm
  • Wednesday / Thursday 8:00am to 3:30pm

Contributions and Government Vouchers

Back-to-School Payment Scheme
The NT Government issues all Parents/Guardians with a ‘Back-to-School’ voucher of $150 per school-aged child at the beginning of each school year.
This voucher is held by the school and can be used to purchase uniforms and/or pay for excursions and resources.
Vouchers must be used by the end of the term in which they enrol for preschool students.

Parent Contributions
Parent Contributions are set by the School Council and can be paid in-part or in-full at preschool by cash or EFTPOS, including BasicsCard.
Contributions can also be paid via direct deposit to  BSB 035303  Acct 138314 using your child's first initial and surame as the reference  eg. JSMITH
$200 per perschool student.

Teaching Staff

Teacher in Charge:  Jenny Ashenden

Teachers:  Denise Williams-Kennedy, Eleanor Diflo and Michelle Francis

Preschool Assistants:  Wendy Pierson, Marlene Firkin and Holly Bennett 


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