Catholic Education Kindergartens are committed to providing a quality early childhood program where every child’s physical, emotional, spiritual and social development is met in a safe, caring, challenging and supportive environment.
Our university qualified kindergarten teachers implement a Queensland Approved Kindergarten Program (the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline) developed by the Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority.
Our approved charity-based kindergarten centres are committed to:
- Advocating for the rights and best interests of the child
- Viewing children as successful, competent and capable learners
- Promoting equity, inclusion and diversity
- Valuing Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
- Respecting and supporting the role of parents and families
- Providing best practice through the provision of a university trained teacher and qualified educators
- Communicating regularly with families
- Providing an Approved Kindergarten Program that supports children’s early learning with a focus on early literacy and numeracy, building positive relationships with others, emotional well-being, motor development and wonder about their world and God.
The Catholic kindergarten program also provides an all-encompassing family atmosphere that supports the nurturing of spirituality in the child. This is achieved within a loving Christian environment where gospel values and religious concepts and experiences are shared through every child’s natural relationship with God and their world.
Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme - Plus Kindy Support
Families may be eligible for kindergarten fee support, if they provide evidence of the following. The family (including foster families), of a kindergarten age child (the year prior to the commencement of school), has:
- A current Australian Government concession card.
- The child identifies as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and the family chooses to identify them as such on their enrolment form.
- The family has three or more children, of the same age, enrolled in the same year.
We believe children
- Possess a natural curiosity and wonder about their world and their God
- Are all able and competent
- Engage with their world through a diversity of learning styles
- Are unique
- Are part of a wider cultural community
- Bring prior knowledge and past experience to every learning experience to construct meaning
- Have the right to access an education that provides them with the necessary knowledge and skills to participate fully in their world
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Explore our network of Kindergartens within our diocese.
- St Joseph's Catholic Kindergarten Blackall
- St Brigid's Catholic Kindergarten Emerald
- Emmanuel Kindergarten Mount Pleasant Mackay
- St Francis Xavier Catholic Kindergarten Mackay
- St Brendan's Catholic Kindergarten Rural View Mackay
- St Joseph's Kindergarten, North Rockhampton
- St Anthony's Catholic Kindergarten North Rockhampton
- Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Kindergarten Springsure
- St Joseph's Catholic Kindergarten Biloela
- St Joseph's Catholic Kindergarten Bundaberg
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