Kindergarten (3 & 4 Year Old)
In Kinder, we believe that the best way to be responsive to each child’s needs is to give them opportunities to explore what is relevant, interesting and meaningful to them. Incorporated into this is our Bush Kinder Program, which takes learning outside into our nature based and outdoor learning space giving children exciting new experiences. We also offer specialised group experiences such as French and Library classes.
An ideal way to describe the aims for our Kinder children is “Belonging, Being, Becoming*.”
Belonging: We want young children to experience a sense of belonging to the Kindergarten, to have a sense of responsibility, to care for their Kinder, and their classmates. We want children to feel that they 'have a say' and that they can direct their own learning. We want them to celebrate Easter, Christmas, birthdays and new discoveries in a meaningful and joyful way.
Being: We want children to use their senses to explore their world, experience the excitement of catching rain drops on their tongue, learn for the first time that a ball bounces back, or that soil and water make mud that can be molded. We want them to love being three and four and five years old.
Becoming: We want to celebrate children’s discoveries, and to lead them onto new ones. We want to develop the whole child, helping them to learn about new topics, how to understand emotions, how to look after others and about a God who loves them.
Most of all, we want children to love their Kinder, each other, and learning.
Exploring God's world in wonder together
To create a warm and nurturing environment, where children and grown-ups support each other to learn and discover, to use play, investigation, interaction and thoughtfulness to explore God, self, family, community and the world around us.
*The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia
Please see the attached Kinder Program Booklet for further information about our Kinder.