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St Mary’s Kindergarten

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    8:30am - 2:45pm

Conveniently located at St Mary’s Primary School, your child will benefit from our close relationship with the school. The children enjoy weekly visits to the school library, prep classrooms and the school playgrounds. Our visits to the school also include events such as under 8’s day 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.

As a participant in the government’s play based STEM program your child will explore early science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts every day. This program helps children develop an understanding of and question things in the world around them and build their teamwork skills.

At St Mary’s 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. St Mary’s currently runs one kindergarten program with children attending Monday, Tuesday and every second Wednesday.

"Thank you for all the love, support and morning cuddles with Roman throughout the year! We appreciate all the hard work that has gone into Hunter's learning experience at Kindy and we have loved hearing all about his day when he comes home."

Clayton, Alex, Kennedy, Hunter and Roman

Exploring music and dance

Music is a regular part of our week. Your child will be encouraged to connect with music in the way that suits them best. Whether through listening, movement or playing an instrument, by themselves or in time with others. Music helps children connect with words and emotions, and helps build numeracy skills.

Morning reflection

Each morning, we come together for a peaceful moment of reflection. We continue to learn and sing ‘My Lighthouse,’ a contemplative song that sets the tone for the day. During this time, children have the option to pass around either a candle or a cross, and they can choose to share something they are grateful for or send a heartfelt thought to someone, especially if they have a specific family or personal event on their mind. This is our way of making spirituality an active part of each child’s day.

Creating outdoors

Our expansive grounds provide for ever-changing outdoor play opportunities. The children spend time outdoors every day moving from the sandpit, climbing equipment and exploring the natural gardens. They also enjoy the opportunity to create their own play spaces, bringing together loose play equipment to explore.

Meet Our Staff

Alison Groom

Kindergarten teacher

I’ve been an early ed teacher for:
More than 15 years.
My favourite thing about being an early ed teacher is:
Watching the little lights come on as the children grow and develop.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
That each child has their own strengths which should be celebrated.
My favourite way to relax is:
Walking in the forest taking in the sounds and beauty of nature or by floating in the ocean.

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.