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Our Kindergarten provides the essential foundation for our Primary Years (P-6). Each student will be encouraged to reach their potential and become confident and involved learners, who engage in quality and approved Early Years’ Curriculum and Co-Curricular experiences.
Play is at the heart of our programs and we strongly believe that children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play, children “learn how to learn”. Creative, fun, nature-based, constructive and exploratory play are embedded and encouraged in our daily learning experiences.
Toowoomba Anglican School believes that children learn effectively from exploring their own interests, engaging in hands-on experiences and having the time to revisit aspects of their play.
Students also engage in a variety of specialist lessons for French, Music, Sport and Library. We encourage vertical friendships with our older students in the Primary school and host a Buddy Reading Program on the main campus.
The collaborative role that the Kindergarten staff and families play in their child’s learning journey is highly valued at TAS. Our open classroom policy encourages parents to be involved in as much of the program as possible. Our classes are hosted in beautiful indoor and outdoor learning environments, led by Master and Bachelor of Education qualified teaching staff. Our teacher to student ratios are intentionally kept low to ensure students receive the necessary care and attention.
8:00am-3:00pm (Monday to Friday, School Term Time)
Kindergarten Blue: 4 years of age by 30 June 2020: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday
Kindergarten Red: 4 years of age by 30 June 2020: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday or Monday-Friday options
*The Kindergarten Blue and Kindergarten Red programs are specifically designed for students who are eligible to enter the Prep Year in 2021.
Kindergarten Gold: Children must be 3 years of age to enrol in this program: Thursday/Friday
*The Kindergarten Gold program is specifically designed for students who are eligible to enter the Prep Year in 2022.
Our Philosophy statement includes the service’s values, beliefs and understandings about children and the ways they learn, families and the role of Educators. It guides all aspects of the Kindergarten practices and programs. Staff members, parents, children and community members contribute to the writing and regular review of our philosophy statement.
The Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines informs the development of our Kindergarten programs for 3 to 5 year olds.
The Kindergarten recognises the value and richness of play as a stimulus for children’s learning and their ongoing engagement in meaningful experiences. As children play they approach new and revisited experiences with interest, ownership, empowerment and possibility. Educators create ‘Play Plans’ on a daily basis with the children to document and encourage their personal and group interests.
It is recognised that some children may benefit from starting a kindergarten program later (delayed entry) or by completing a second year of a kindergarten program (delayed exit). Is your child ready? If you have concerns about whether your child is ready to start a kindergarten program or is ready for Prep, you should discuss those concerns with the Director of Kindergarten.
The Toowoomba Anglican School Kindergarten is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government.