The Pre-Prep program at Bribie Island Community Kindergarten is run on a 5 day fortnight.
We're very proud to be one of a few kindys in Queensland to be rated "Excellent" by ACECQA.
Welcome to Bribie Island Community Kindergarten which was built in 1984 and officially opened on 14 May 1984. It is a community based learning facility affiliated with the Crèche and Kindergarten Association of Queensland (C&K) and is a non-profit organisation run by a management Committee of volunteers elected by the parents. This committee is responsible for the general management of the Centre and maintenance of the high standards required by ACECQA. Bribie Kindy has been awarded the highest possible rating by ACECQA the ‘Excellent’ rating and at time of writing this only 52 Services Australia wide hold this coveted rating. At Bribie Island Community Kindergarten children come first, not share stakeholders.
We believe that all children are unique individuals who learn at their own pace. We recognise children as social beings, full of curiosity and imagination, who have the potential and desire to find connections and meaning in all they experience. We recognise that all children have rights, especially the right to be heard, respected, to feel safe and to feel a sense of belonging to their family, kindergarten and community. We see this as the foundation for becoming responsible global citizens of our world.
Our centre is committed to maintaining a welcoming family place, whilst nurturing each child to fulfil their potential in a stimulating, challenging and safe environment – a haven where families, staff and children can research, grow and discover together. We provide a nurturing teaching and learning environment that is conducive to building children’s confidence and self-esteem. We are committed to engaging, promoting and implementing environmental sustainability in children’s learning experiences. We commit to providing an environment that is inclusive, promotes competence, independence, exploration and learning through play.
Our approach to curriculum (educational program) is born out of a long held tradition of early childhood philosophy and practice, and is supported by contemporary international and national research and theoretical perspectives around children’s learning, health and wellbeing. In our service children are valued and respected as competent and capable co-contributors in the learning process. Our teachers work alongside your child to actively encourage and support them in the learning process.
Team members regularly undertake professional development to ensure the most up-to-date research underpins the basis for shaping curriculum decisions.
The curriculum offered is a collaborative venture, negotiated with children and families and developed by fully qualified early childhood professionals. The physical environments and mood and feel of the centre are designed to support and enhance your child’s learning. Your child’s curiosity, enthusiasm and love of learning will continually be encouraged by staff. As teachers and children engage in inquiry together, children are learning to observe, ask questions, reflect on their actions, and engage in meaningful and self-directed activity.
Our well respected tradition of encouraging family and community involvement ensures that our curriculum:
• supports and affirms parents in their parenting role
• acknowledges the individuality of family aspirations and traditions
• optimises learning for children
• engages parents in cooperative decision making
• is relevant to the children, families and community
• facilitates networking among families within the local community.
The essence of our role as educators is to add complexity to children’s thinking by posing a question: “What do you think?” In doing so adults provide the child with a possibility, acknowledge them as a thinker and constructor of knowledge and at the same time, indicate to the child that they are ready to listen. ‘Carla Rinaldi 2005’
Come visit us, bring your child and experience our warm and homely environment. We will tell you about our Bush and Beach Program, Family Bush and Beach Walks and Our intergenerational weekly visits...and lots more!