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St Francis Xavier Kindergarten

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    8:30am - 2:45pm

Conveniently located at St Francis Xavier Primary School, your child will benefit from our close relationship with the school. Our children make weekly visits to the school library and regularly get to borrow books from our kindergarten library, which they are given responsibility for caring for and returning, as preparation for school. They also enjoy visits with their buddies, visits to the prep classrooms and playgrounds and attend school events including sports carnivals and book week. During each visit your child will become more familiar with the school grounds and and learn new skills such as how to use the water bubblers, where they can run and where they have to walk and where to find the bathrooms. Our educators will watch your child’s confidence grow as they become part of our broader school and parish community and prepare for school.

At St Francis Xavier Kindergarten, Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) Plus Kindy Support is available for eligible families:

  • whose child is listed on a current Australian Government Health Care Card or Australian Government Pensioner Concession Card
  • whose child identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • who have three or more children, of the same age, enrolled in the same year.

This additional support can significantly reduce the daily cost of kindergarten for families. If you think you may be eligible speak to our teams about this when applying.

At St Francis Xavier 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.

Creating together 

Home corner is a favourite for many of our children who enjoy recreating and sharing their family routines and traditions, with their own creative twist. We purposefully create these learning environments as opportunities for children to grow socially and in confidence, as they explore and create together. 

Celebrating our differences 

Children learn about their cultural and geographical awareness by using flag pictures, helps them learn about different countries and feel more connected to the world. 

Making decisions 

Throughout the day we come together for routine activities, but there are also opportunities for children to make their own choices. By providing options such as outdoor dramatic play, or sitting quietly with puzzles or books, we provide children with the opportunity to act independently – to listen to their feelings, identify what they need and practice self-regulation. 

Meet Our Staff

Emma Bassett

Kindergarten teacher

I’ve been an early ed teacher for:
Nearly 10 years.
My favourite thing about being an early ed teacher is:
Seeing children learn and grow in confidence throughout the year.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
All children learn and grow at their own pace, so we need to be careful not to rush them in their learning journey. My role is to support that growth, and work with you to nurture your child’s interests, passions and strengths, so they develop a life-long love of learning.
My favourite way to relax is:
Hiking, reading, spending time with friends and playing with my dog Jett.

Current Fee Schedule

Fees are reviewed annually and may be increased each year. Quality care for children, affordability for families and financial viability of the service are the key elements in determining fees.