School Structure


At Alyangula Preschool we provided an integrated approach to teaching and learning. Through a balance of child led learning, adult guided learning and adult led learning children have the opportunity to learn and practice developmentally appropriate skills needed for a successful start to school.

It should be noted that preschool is part time schooling. Children attend for 15 hours per week. Transition is the first year of full time schooling and in other states may be called Reception or Prep. In the Australian Curriculum it is referred to as Foundation.

Age of Entry

Children are eligible to start in preschool at the beginning of the year if they turn 4 years of age before 30th June that year.

Session Times

Kookaburra Group 

Monday to Friday 8:00am to 11:00am

Lorikeet Group

Monday to Thursday 11:30am to 2:30pm

Friday 8:00am to 11:00am


Alyangula Area School caters for students from Transition to Year 6 in a variety of single and multi-age classes. Students are exposed to a variety of strategies, which include whole class, small group and individual learning opportunities.

Students in the Early Years participate in fitness activities (Learning Connections) and a specific Fine Motor and Gross Motor program operated by specialist teachers. Students have contact with specialist teachers for Health and Physical Education and the Arts, Students in these year levels can also access the Food and Nutrition facilities room and Science lab to explore hands-on learning in these particular fields.

Middle School & Senior School

In our Middle Years program (Year 7-8), students benefit from face-to-face learning, while the Senior Years programs (9-12) offer a variety of approaches, including face-to-face teaching, NT School of Distance Education (NTSDE), Vocational Education and Training (VET), and School-based work experience opportunities.