The Pre-Kindy classes are for three year olds who are ready to experience a self motivated learning style through their own discovery. The small class size of up to 12 children allows them to build strong relationships with their peers and teachers.
What to expect at Pre-Kindy
How many days does my child attend?
Two sessions totalling one and a half days per week.
When is it?
Tuesday 9:15 am – 2.30pm
Thursday 9:15 am – 12.30pm
When does my child start?
Pre-Kindy’s are children who turn 3 between July 1 to the 30th June. If they are 3 after the school year starts they are eligible to attend our Under 3’s program until they have turned 3.
A day in the life of a Pre-Kindy kid.
Our sessions begin in the garden with play. Kneading play dough, threading objects, building with blocks, digging in the sand pit, making mud pies and climbing the nature playground are just some of the many activities they can engage in.
Although we have a class routine we recognise that children learn at their own pace, especially when they are creating.
In the Music room (Manitj) with Mary the focus is on ‘making music’ through singing, playing instruments, dancing or reciting speech rhyme.
In the Art room (Coolbardi) with Trish is a chance to explore creativity and self-expression through doing. We believe creativity has no limits and we recognise that children learn at their own pace, especially when they are creating.
The time between classes is free play time with children of all ages where they can develop new friendships, and have fun playing on the boat, running or climbing.
On the full day they have lunch with all the children and then play together and then they can spend time exploring nature or joining in with a whole school group project.
Outcomes for Pre-Kindy’s are taken from the Early Years Learning Framework : Becoming, Being and Belonging. See here for more information.