ST ANDREW'S KINDERGARTEN PLAY IS A VITAL TOOL FOR CHILDREN TO USE TO SUPPORT THEIR EMOTIONAL, COGNITIVE AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT ST ANDREW'S KINDERGARTEN "CHILDREN MUST BE TAUGHT HOW TO THINK, NOT WHAT TO THINK" - Margaret Mead

ST ANDREW'S KINDERGARTEN

OUR VISION

At St. Andrew’s Kindergarten, we view all children as active participants in their world. Each child brings knowledge and experience to this learning environment. We believe building strong and reciprocal relationships with every child and family is the basis of creating an open learning environment where all children feel able to be themselves and develop to their full potential.  

Our philosophy links to our principals and practice, our aim is to ensure every child develops an intrinsic value in learning as a lifelong experience.

All children have strengths and interests that drive their learning. As experienced educators, in a play-based learning preschool, it is our task to use these strengths and interests to engage children in the learning environment and then introduce new stimulus and information to expand their interests, skills and confidence.

We have small and large group times which allow the educators to extend all children using discussion, music & movement, visuals, drama, group games, social skills, cooking, gardening, numeracy & literacy throughout the year.

Preschool children are always listening and wondering, trying to figure out how their world works. It is the ideal time to use this curiosity to develop dispositions for future learning.

We encourage children to be creative learners and show pride in their new skills, new knowledge and new understandings that they develop while at St. Andrew’s Kindergarten and take these learning dispositions to the next learning environment with confidence.

We welcome you to come and view our service Mon – Thurs between 10 am – 12 noon.

SUSTAINABILITY

At St Andrew’s Kindergarten, we are passionate about education for sustainability. We believe our outdoor classroom is an essential teaching resource.

In our outdoor environment, we have a native Indigenous garden, vegetable gardens, worm farms, compost bins, a native Australian stingless beehive.

Children are actively involved in sustainable practices, developing an appreciation of the importance of caring for the environment.

STAFF

At St Andrew’s Kindergarten, we have responsive, creative Educators who enable our program to be rich and diverse.

Currently, we have 4 Early Childhood Teachers; 2 Diplomas; 2 Certificate III; and 1 Indigenous Cultural Educator.

All the Educators at St Andrew’s are encouraged to use their individual strengths and interests to develop a program that caters for all children’s abilities and interests, to foster curiosity and enthusiasm for learning in a play-based environment.

INCURSIONS & EXCURSIONS

At St Andrew’s Kindergarten, we believe incursions/excursions enable children to get hands-on experience which links to our program, extending learning opportunities for all children.

Our incursion/excursion experiences comprise of Aunty Wendy; Centennial Park; Kym Beckton – Wildlife; Taronga Park Zoomobile; Rangers on the Run; Kindifarm – Mobile Animal Farm; Henny Penny Hatching Chickens; Swag Full of Instruments; Young Scientists and many more.

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