Our Staff

Meet Our Educators
  • Meet Our Staff

    With education and experience in early childhood care
  • Seven staff with experience in early childhood care

  • Dolphin Play~Pen Pre-Primary School was started in 1996 and has been a local Family opperated business ever since it’s inception.

    • Eva
      Director
    • Monika
      Principal
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  • Questions and Answers
    Educational Field Trips and Presentations

    Every year we have a full schedule of visiting awe-inspiring venues to enlighten our children, helping to mold their view of our world

    Reporting on Individual Achievement

    A full report is provided on your child by the Principal at the end of each year. These reports help you understand which areas your child excels in and which areas need a bit more work done.

    Writing and Reading Classes

    THRASS stands for “TEACHING HANDWRITING READING AND SPELLING SKILLS”.

    THRASS is a revolutionary approach to teaching English that provides learners of all ages and abilities not just with handwriting, reading and spelling skills – but also with valuable life skills training.

    THRASS is a whole-school synthetic phonics programme for teaching learners of all ages and abilities using pictures and keywords – it is a systematic, explicit phonics and language teaching program for teachers, educational psychologists, speech pathologists and parents.

    Using 10 features, 4 phases and 10 stages, THRASS helps learners to understand the building blocks of the English language. It teaches them about the 44 phonemes (speech sounds) of spoken English and the 120 graphemes (spelling choices) of written English.

    With the use of a multi-sensory (visual, auditory and kinaesthetic) approach to teach meta-cognitive strategies (thinking skills) that empower learners with lifelong word-solving skills, the THRASS phonographic program teaches learners the relationships between phonemes and graphemes (that when spelling we change phonemes to graphemes and when reading we change graphemes to phonemes).

    Children are taught:

    READING – changing graphemes to phonemes
    SPELLING – changing phonemes to graphemes

    THRASS is for teaching the English letters, speech sound and spelling choices – and these building blocks are introduced and reinforced through the inter-related skills of handwriting, reading and spelling.

    It is assumed that these skills are further developed and reinforced through the normal reading and writing experiences of an English curriculum. In particular, it is assumed that the learners are regularly helped to use pictures, context and spelling choice cues to read signs, texts and suitable books.

    Sports

    Being outdoors and doing Sports is crucial to the well being of all children. Every year we host a Sports Day to highlight the children and we invite all families along to this fabulous day.

  • Class Hours Per Year
    • Art Classes165 Hours
    • Writing Classes125 Hours
    • Drawing Classes52 Hours
    • Singing Classes75 Hours
  • Our Core Skills

    Feel free to explore our core skills
    • Care

      Caring for children since 1996

    • THRASS

      THRASS certified

    • Eisteddfod

      Multi-year winner at Alberton Eisteddfod. Our children excel at the Alberton Eisteddfod competitions each year and we are proud to be one of the top schools in this event.

    • Qualifications

      Our Principal has more child orientated qualifications than we can mention, and with over 20 years in the industry she is a mentor to teachers.

    • Cleanliness

      Health authorities use Dolphin Play~Pen as the bench mark for other schools.

    • Innovation

      Our school leads in innovation within the child care sector, embracing new technologies and ideas to further the children’s growth