Our Kindergarten program operates as a three unit centre. We operate during school term dates only from 8:20am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday. In addition to these hours of operation, Before and After Kindergarten care is available on our Kindergarten premises.
At Sheldon College we love the energy and uniqueness of Kindergarten children.
Mrs Michelle Luhrmann - Director of Early Learning
At Sheldon College we love the energy and uniqueness of Kindergarten children. It is this inherent love of children that led us to develop a program committed to laying the foundations that will provide children with a wonderful foundation for lifelong learning. Our program aims to promote the development of a child who has the attributes of inventiveness, curiosity, persistence, engagement, reasoning, problem solving, responsibility, imagination and creativity.
We are a 'project based' Kindergarten, where our year together will revolve around a series of special events that are derived from the children's interests and needs. These learning experiences are educationally challenging for each individual child, with the children engaging in so much fun that they will sometimes forget that they are learning. The vital contribution of early childhood education lies in developing and broadening the range of children's learning experiences to help them become confident, eager and enthusiastic learners who are looking forward to school.
The Kindergarten program is part of Sheldon College and therefore reflects the Mission Statement of the College.
Kindergarten teachers at Sheldon College use the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline to direct their planning. A copy of this curriculum document can be found at www.qsa.qld.edu.au. The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG) provide advice for planning, interacting with children, monitoring and assessing, and sharing information in Kindergarten contexts.
Our program has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of preparing your child with the skills, knowledge and dispositions necessary to enter their Preparatory Year of schooling with confidence and enthusiasm.
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