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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

Jennifer Morrissey

Kindergarten Teacher

I’ve been an early ed teacher for:
Almost 17 years. My experience includes teaching from Kindergarten to grade six in many schools, including special education schools.
My favourite thing about being an early ed teacher is:
Seeing joy on children’s faces. I am grateful that I can be a part of and contribute in a positive way, to their learning journey.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated children and enthusiastic parents. I remind them how important their participation is and that we work together as a team to educate and encourage their child on their learning journey.
My favourite way to relax is:
With a cup of coffee, feet up, listening to my favourite tunes!

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.

The three little pigs

After reading the three little pigs as a group the children wanted to recreate it, so they split into three groups and each group created one of the houses from the story. The children were very creative in what they used to build each of the houses and then came back together to decide on roles for the play. As we moved from house to house the children re-enacted the story practicing their language skills and building their confidence in front of the group.

Yoga

In the afternoons, after the busyness of lunch and outdoor play, our children will sometimes transition back into their room with yoga. This is an opportunity for some quiet relaxation time as the children centre themselves and prepare for the afternoons activities. They find their own space in the room to set up and the children follow a videoed instructor through a meditation session. These yoga sessions help the children develop an awareness of personal space and build the skills to self regulate and calm themselves during times of stress, which they will benefit from for years to come.