Parents often ask us about doing GAP as well as Preschool in the same year. Here is what some parents choose.
Option 1: Do GAP and Preschool
GAP days are scheduled on Mon/Tues and Thurs/Fri so that you can have the best of both worlds and attend GAP and Preschool. You just need to find out which preschool near you is offering the non-GAP days; or enrol for GAP on your non-preschool days.
Option 2: Decline Preschool and do “preschool in German” at GAP
Preschool is not mandatory for families in the ACT*. Some families opt to enrol at the GAP instead of doing preschool, and consider their child is attending “preschool in German”. If you let our teachers know you are doing this, we can be sure to extend your child’s learning experience. We don’t cover the ACT curriculum, but we do offer a great education in a bilingual setting.
*School is mandatory in the ACT as soon as your child turns six. Alternatively, if you still wish for your child not to attend school once they are six years old, you can opt to educate at home, which is unheard of in Germany, but reasonably popular in Australia, and you can register with the Department of Education to do so. There are two excellent support networks (HENCAST and CHEC) who can help you with your home education journey, if you wish.