At South Pine Community Kindergarten, we want both children and families to know that they belong, and they make a valuable contribution to the community. We respect every child’s right to have a childhood, and we encourage learning through play. We also understand that all children are capable and competent learners, and active participants in building knowledge collaboratively.
- Engage in purposeful play and intentional learning opportunities
- make mistakes without fear of failure.
- build interests, prior knowledge and skills.
- build personal and emotional resilience, independence and self-confidence.
- develop communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Build a sense of well-being through exploring relationships and developing friendships.
- respect diversity
- Introduce the concept of fairness, developing children’s sense of equity and inclusion.
- acknowledge and value Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
- explore the natural environment and learn sustainable practices.
Families and the wider community:
- parents and families are the child’s first teacher. This ongoing partnership in the children’s learning is valued, respected and supported.
- inclusive partnerships establish a sense of family within the Centre, by respectful, open and shared communication between children, families and staff.
- respect and acknowledge the unique cultural backgrounds of all families.
- the children, families and staff learn about and actively engage in the community
- everyone becomes socially responsible and contributes to a sustainable environment full of wonder and enjoyment.
Teachers and educators:
- implement the Early Years Learning Framework, the Qld Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and the National Quality Framework.
- commit to the inclusion of every child in to our care.
- embed a quality play-based program into the curriculum
- promote a sense of wonder, exploration, investigation and interest in a rich range of materials, resources and opportunities for the children
- promote children’s agency and enable the development of self-expression and independence with or without disabilities.
- involved the children in a mixture of guided, adult-led and child-directed play and learning.
- commit to continuous quality improvement, through reflective practices and professional and personal development.
- Foster positive relationships with colleagues, the children, families and wider community