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Xavier Kindergarten

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    Kindergarten

    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.

School sports carnival

The children, and their families, loved being a part of the Xavier College sports carnival. The children joined with students from prep to grade two for ball games, long jump and other sporting events. In the lead up to Sports Day we practiced each of these activities with the school sports teacher so the children could participate with confidence. The children also got the chance to have their own running race in front of the whole school.

At the end of the day the children were full of joy and pride in their efforts.

As part of our prep transition program this is another fun play based way to introduce the children to the school environment. By introducing them to school in fun and play based ways we help them to be themselves and fully embrace the experience free from any nerves or anxiety.

Colour mixing

In kindergarten children have been exploring colours and mixing through a series of experiments. We created a cup of blue water and a cup of yellow water and placed them on either side of an empty cup. The children used pieces of paper towel to connect the cups and as the towel reached peak absorption it started leaking yellow and blue water into the empty cup. The children observed the mixing of the two colours and had many questions about how the water could ‘travel’ along the paper towel.

"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."

Marrie, Xavier Kindergarten