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Our Philosophy

Our kindergarten provides a safe and exciting learning environment for children in their year before Prep. Our centre philosophy is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework:

Belonging to a community of learners where people care for each other and their environment

Being able to take part in the joy and fun of learning together

Becoming competent learners who can make good transitions into school

Our centre aligns with the Queensland kindergarten learning guideline in which children are learning to:

  • See themselves as competent learners through investigating, researching, experimenting
  • Become part of a community of learners, learning to share, collaborate, co-operate and respect their friends
  • Learning respect for  Indigenous Australian culture and history
  • Take part in learning projects evolving from their interests and ideas
  • Express themselves through creative arts, music, visual arts, drama and dance
  • Communicate through speaking, listening, using symbols, text and print
  • Think scientifically and mathematically through play based investigations

Within this curriculum framework these learning goals are achieved through:

  • Active, investigative play
  • Focussed teaching in groups
  • Real life learning experiences such as gardening, cooking and visitors
  • Flexible routines
  • Working with children and families to use their home knowledge and experiences

We believe that our kindergarten will:

1.  Challenge and support each child to maximise their potential for learning by responding to their:

  • Individual needs and capabilities
  • Family and cultural backgrounds
  • Interests
  • Learning styles

2.  Provide a learning environment that:

  • Engages children in learning
  • Is aesthetically pleasing 
  • Is safe and hygienic
  • Is environmentally sustainable

3.  Engage parents as partners though:

  • Shared commitment to children’s learning through discussion, collaboration and documentation 
  • Participating in learning experiences with children at the kindergarten
  • Decision making about centre policy through discussions and  representation on the management committee,
  • Show support and respect for parenting practices through discussion, information and participation
  • Preparation of children for transitions to school

4.  Provide safe and collaborative working environments for staff through:

  • A shared commitment to high quality early childhood education
  • Respect for professional knowledge and skills of each staff member
  • An environment of collaboration and support
  • Practices that protect the health, safety and wellbeing of staff