Currently the School runs 2 Kindergarten programmes. Parents can elect their child to attend either 5 or 3 days per week. Each programme runs for a full school day from 8.45 to 3.30.
Early childhood is a time to foster children’s learning through acknowledging each individual’s characteristics of belonging, being and becoming in a play-based and reflective environment. Strong collaborative relationships between a child’s family, culture, educators, professionals and the community empowers a child to co-construct and further develop his or her own identity, voice and understanding of the world.
Children’s emergent learning and developmental outcomes should foster children to:
Have a strong sense of identity
Be connected with and contribute to their world
Have a strong sense of wellbeing
Be confident and involved learners
Be effective communicators
In their Kindergarten year children are assessed for speech development and fine and gross motor control. Identified students may undergo further assessment through the services of a qualified Speech Therapist and/or Occupational Therapist, with recommendations supplied to teaching staff and parents to coordinate support for the student. Early identification and intervention is the key to ensuring all students are given as equal footing as possible prior to commencing formal education.