‘If a child has been able to play, to give up their whole living being to the world around, they will be able, in the serious tasks of later life, to devote themselves with confidence and purpose to the service of the world.’
Our Playgroup program is currently running on Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9am until 11am. If you would like to participate in Playgroup, please register your interest by contacting the office on 03 5479 2000 or email email@example.com
“Kindergarten is a wonderful year of growth for children, where they experience their first formal educational setting. They are introduced to the delights of learning how to look after themselves, each other and our kindergarten. It is a rich and vibrant time in a child’s learning and in their play experiences. As educators, we are always delighted and warmed by the children’s capacity to experience joy and wonder throughout their kindergarten day.”
– Tobie Coggle, Kindergarten Teacher.
The daily rhythm of activities provides time for creative play, to learn sharing and cooperation with others, songs, verses, and games. We have seasonal festivals throughout the year, a tradition of telling well-loved fairy tales, and many creative activities such as painting, wool crafts, sewing and beeswax modelling.
Parents begin to attend their termly class meetings where a deeper exploration of the curriculum and stages of development are offered to parents, as well as being an opportunity to come together and connect as a parent group.
Refer to the Enrolment information for details on how to apply for a place in Kindergarten. Places can be limited and early registration via an Expression of Interest Form is strongly advised.
‘No Jab, No Play‘ is the name of legislation that requires all children to be fully vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption to be enrolled in childcare or kindergarten in Victoria.
Our Enrolments Officer will advise on what types of documentation are required for this policy during the enrolment process.
In 2023, the school will be offering free kindergarten in accordance with the Victorian Government’s free kindergarten program.
“I love to see what the children bring to their play and their work, through their developing imagination, focus, communication, motor skills, independence and social cohesion in the Prep year. It is a pleasure and an honour to observe, share and nurture their reverence, and wonder for the natural world through our seasonal songs and verses, explorative outdoor play and work in the garden.”
– Moya Maquire, Prep Teacher.
Prep runs from Monday to Thursday each week from 8.45am to 3.10pm. The class maximum is 22 students with a full time Class Teacher and Class Assistant.
The prep curriculum builds on the foundation created in the Kinder and follows a similar structure and rhythm.