With a strong focus on numeracy and literacy, our curriculum also provides opportunities for students in the performing arts, visual arts, technology and sporting endeavours.
As a Christian kindergarten, our main goals are: to encourage the children to have a relationship with God; to continually develop this relationship; and to be challenged to respond to Him in faith and obedience. We believe that the family has the God-given task of raising and educating their children to know the Lord Jesus Christ and to follow the teachings of the Bible.
In view of this, the two basic principles that govern our kindergarten are:
Therefore, whether at home or kindergarten, parents and educators will endeavour to work in harmony to educate each child. This harmony will be evident in the Christian attitudes, principles and values fostered in our Kindergarten. The educational practices and standards will be guided by biblical principles. Our aim is to nurture your child in their relationship with God and His direction for their life.
The kindergarten aims to provide a holistic educational experience, preparing each child for school spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally, while giving them a love of learning.
Every child is different and therefore they learn in different ways and at different rates. To cater for the needs of every child the kindergarten program is based on observations of the children, the children’s interests, parental suggestions, and the staff members understanding of developmental progress. The kindergarten program is changed on a fortnightly basis and is available for parents to view in the program folder at the sign in desk.
Kindergarten education is a play-based education. The children are able to move freely between activities and work at their own pace under the guidance of the staff. There are more focused instruction times, but they are delivered in a play-based format, which allows the children to interact when they feel comfortable. Children are active learners who learn best when they are involved. The children are provided with a myriad of opportunities to initiate, discover, create, dismantle and re-assemble, discuss, grapple with challenges, solve problems, plan and collaborate – so a “hands on” approach is necessary.
As well as developing individually, your child will participate in many activities across many disciplines, the program incorporates – science and the environment, numeracy, language and communication, social studies, information and communications technology, art and creativity, music, movement, dramatic play and learning bible verses.
We plan excursions, incursions, and visiting guests throughout the year to enhance the program and follow the interests of the children.