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Our Lady of Good Counsel Kindergarten

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    Kindergarten

    8:30am - 2:45pm

Conveniently located at Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School, your child will benefit from our close relationship with the school. Our children make weekly visits to the school library to borrow books and your child will be given responsibility for caring for and returning these books. The children also enjoy visits to the prep classrooms and attend school events including sports carnivals and the Book Week Parade. During each visit your child will become more familiar with the school grounds and learn new skills such as how to use the water bubblers. Our educators will watch your child’s confidence grow as they become part of our broader school and parish community and prepare for school.

Before and after kindy care is also available though Our Lady of Good Counsel Outside School Hours Care. For families requiring additional hours of care it is available from 6:30am in the morning and until 6:00pm in the afternoons. Families will need to enrol in the outside school hours care program separately.

At Our Lady of Good Counsel Kindergarten we offer a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program taught by a university qualified early childhood teacher. As a sessional kindergarten children complete a five day fortnight, during school hours and school terms. We currently run one kindergarten program with children attending Monday, Tuesday and every second Wednesday.

Meet Our Staff

Donna Marriott

Kindergarten Teacher

I’ve been an early ed teacher for:
11 years.
My favourite thing about being an early ed teacher is:
helping my students enjoy learning and seeing the excitement on their faces when they learn something new or can finally complete a task they have been trying to achieve.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
enjoy each and every day as the early years don’t last forever.
My favourite way to relax is:
spending time with my family camping and exploring different national parks.

Lorraine Hearne

Assistant educator

I’ve been an early ed assistant for:
15 years.
My favourite thing about being an early ed assistant is:
Watching the children grow from curious learners to confident explorers.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
I’m a bright and bubbly person and here to support you and guide your children every step of the way.
My favourite way to relax is:
Spending time with my family, pottering around the garden and taking my dogs for a walk.

Growing our own vegetables

In our outdoor play environment children foster a connection to the natural world building their own vegetable gardens. The children select a range of fruits and vegetables to plant in the garden and care for throughout the year. At different times they harvest their crop and make delicious snacks to share as a group. Through these experience the children begin to understand where our food comes from and the importance of caring for our environment

Library visits

Each week we visit the library and the children love meeting the librarian and sitting together to read a story. During these visits the children also have the choice to explore the library independently and choose a book to read themselves. As part of the rules of the library they then learn how to return the books to their right spot according to the alphabet. These visits are a great opportunity for the children to see how they are part of a bigger community and they love making friends with people at ‘big school’ along the way.