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Xavier Kindergarten

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    8:30am - 2:45pm

Conveniently located at Xavier Catholic College, 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. They also enjoy visits to the prep classrooms and playgrounds, attending school events including sports carnivals and liturgies. 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.

At Xavier 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.

Meet Our Staff

Melissa Piggott

Kindergarten Teacher

I’ve been an early ed teacher for:
Seven years.
My favourite thing about being an early ed teacher is:
Seeing the children grow in all areas of their development and the way the children remind me to enjoy the small things in life for example watching a lady beetle crawl along a leaf.
Something I like to tell all mums and dads is:
Every child is like a butterfly; they are all unique and will fly when they are ready.
My favourite way to relax is:
Going to the beach and watching the sun rise or set.

Grace at meal times

As we gather each day for meals we take a moment to reflect and give thanks. Together we have learnt a song that we sing and then spend a few moments reflecting on what we have and are thankful for. Children are encouraged to participate in this experience in their own way, but it is a moment in their day where we encourage them to knowingly or unknowingly connect with their spirituality.

"The teachers here are wonderful and very welcoming. Our child is initially quite shy, and Xavier Kindy has really helped bring her out of her shell. She loves going and wishes she could go every day."


Exploring spirituality with our campus minister

Each week Xavier College Campus Minister, Mrs Donnolly, visits the children providing an opportunity for them to explore their spirituality. Mrs Donnolly spends a lot of time discussing the fruits of the Holy Spirit with the children. Each week they focus on a different fruit from kindness to joy to faithfulness or one of the many others. Together they sing songs, read stories and discuss what these values mean to them. The children are encouraged to think about how they can share those values with others each and every day.

"The team at Xavier Kindergarten have instilled in Jake a positive and healthy attitude to learning. They provide a nurturing and stimulating environment which has enabled him to exercise his own initiative and develop his interpersonal skills. Jake is always excited to attend kindergarten, which, as a mother, is a real blessing."