Bundaberg’s first Catholic kindergarten opened this year adjacent to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, in Woondooma Street.
“Catholic Education in Bundaberg commenced over 140 years ago at St Joseph’s and it’s very pleasing that we are able to continue to grow our services in this area to offer a quality educational choice for Bundaberg families from early learning through to Year 12,” Diocesan Director of Catholic Education Leesa Jeffcoat said.
The new Catholic kindergarten offers the endorsed Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline providing opportunities for children to engage, through a play-based approach, in learning across the intellectual, language, emotional, physical, social and spiritual dimensions.
“In addition, our new kindergarten will implement the Framework for Early Years Spiritual Development in the Catholic Tradition developed by Catholic Education which provides an early years program that nurtures each child's innate spirituality and relationship with God,” Miss Jeffcoat said.
Miss Jeffcoat extended thanks to St Joseph’s Principal Kaye Beston and Parish Priest Fr Peter Tonti and the Bundaberg Catholic community for their active support and enthusiasm for the development of the kindergarten to further serve Bundaberg families.
“We are very excited to welcome our first cohort of children to the kindergarten this year," Kaye Beston said.