Kindergarten | St Mary's Bright Beginnings
Our vibrant and spacious Kindergarten is where our girls begin their journey of discovery at St Mary’s. Teaching and learning in Kindergarten is child-centred, girl-focused and play-based, where intentional teaching is blended with inquiry-based learning experiences.
Kindergarten is available for girls that will be turning four by the 30June in the year that they commence.
Kindy is now available as a three-day or five-day program in 2022:
Three-day program: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday | 8.30am - 2.45pm
Five-day program: Monday - Friday | 8.30am - 2.45pm
The five areas of learning and development in the Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines are based on the five outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Areas of learning include: Identity, Connecting and Contributing, Wellbeing, Learning and Thinking and Communicating.
Specialist teaching and programs include: Religion, Physical Education, Music and Enrichment Programs. We integrate Bush School into our early years learning, which involves taking the girls on tours of our neighbouring Trigg Bushland Reserve during the cooler months of the year. Our Kindy girls also attend Junior School assemblies, Library and Chapel. We have a Speech Pathologist available to work with children on site and Child Health Nurses that conduct screening assessments.
Our aim in Kindergarten is to work in partnership with parents to ensure that their daughter's formal education has a bright beginning.
If you and your daughter would like to discover the St Mary's Kindy experience by attending a Kindy class for the morning, please register to attend 'A Peek Inside Early Years'.
A Peek Inside Early Years - eligibility
To be eligible for A Peek inside the Early Years experience:
- Your daughter must be registered, have their enrolment form completed and fee paid ($120).
- You must have spoken to the School's Registrar and received confirmation that there is a place available for the current or coming year.
Please note, students are only entitled to one half-day A Peek inside the Early Years experience.
To learn more about the A Peek Inside Early Years experience, please contact: Mrs Diane Humphreys: (08) 9341 9232 | firstname.lastname@example.org
For enrolment enquiries, please phone or email our Registrar: Mrs Hazel Taylor: (08) 9341 9121 | email@example.com