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C&K Gordonvale Community Kindergarten

Welcome to Gordonvale Community Kindergarten

Our goal at Kindy is to learn through play. We promote a child initiated, child directed, and adult supported play based program.

Our Kindy supports the development of broad life long skills in children, including:-

  • positive self concept
  • independent thought
  • self motivation
  • positive attitude towards learning
  • the ability to cope with change

Our Philosophy

  • Children are viewed as successful, competent and capable learners.
  • Children’s rights and best interests are paramount.
  • Learning through play forms the foundations of the program supported by qualified, experienced and approachable staff.
  • The individuality and diversity of each child and his/her family is acknowledged through equitable and inclusive practices.
  • Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are recognised and valued.
  • Parents and families roles are valued, respected and supported.

The kindergarten was built by the community of Gordonvale and officially opened on 31st August, 1971.

Our Opening Hours
Monday and Tuesday, 8.20am to 4pm
Wednesday, Thursday and alt Friday, 8.20am to 2.35pm 
Centre is closed every second Friday. 

Our Groups
Gordonvale Community Kindergarten runs two groups:
Green Tree Frogs Group
Monday, Tuesday (2 long days per week)
Geckoes Group
Wednesday, Thursday, alternate Friday (5 day fortnight)

You can also find us on Facebook at

www.facebook.com/GordonvaleCommunityKindergarten

We currently have vacancies for 2021 and encourage parents to put their child’s name on the waiting list if they are looking for placement. It is advisable to enrol your child on our waiting list as early as possible as enrolments are accepted any time after your child is born. Once a waiting list form is completed and the $10 (non-refundable) fee is paid, names are entered on our waiting list register in date order. Enrolments are taken strictly in order of entry from the waiting list register. We do not have a sibling policy. Please submit a separate form for each child. Your completed form with the waiting list fee can be mailed, e-mailed or brought into the kindergarten during office hours. Families of children offered a place at the kindergarten will be contacted from July onwards in the year before their child is due to attend. It is C&K policy that we do not disclose where a child is numbered on the waiting list register. Please advise the kindergarten should any of your contact details change.

DOWNLOAD WAITLIST FORM HERE!

 

Age Groupings

Eligible age for kindergarten is 3.5 years to 4.5 years.

To see when your child should attend kindergarten, see this information below. Some children do attend kindergarten for two years, this would be discussed between you and your child’s teacher.

  • 2021 (children born 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017)
  • 2022 (children born 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018)
  • 2023 (children born 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019)
  • 2024 (children born 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020)
  • 2025 (children born 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021)

Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children in the year before they attend school. When places are available, 3-year old children may be able to attend.

C&K's kindergarten programs are guided by university-qualified teachers and support children to be curious, capable, and collaborative learners.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, for us learning is partnership between teachers, children, parents, and communities. 

Our curriculum approach, Listening and Learning Together, aligns with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

It continues the longstanding traditions and philosophical commitments of C&K to our children, families and communities. Read more about the history of C&K.

We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations, nurture healthy minds and bodies, as children explore, experiment, play and learn.

Learning through play is an integral part of our education program. Our educators skilfully enrich and extend on children's play experiences, creating a learning program that is tailored and meaningful for your child.

Your child's learning journey is shared with you via conversations with your child's educators and through written documentation in your centre, and in some centres through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.

Events

Each year our Kindergarten participates in events such as:

  • Pyramid Race Day and Fair
  • Anzac Day
  • School Transition days

For eligible aged children (turning/ turned 4yo by 30 June) with SEIFA subsidy applied:

  • $27 per day (Wed, Thurs, alt Fri group: 6 hour days)
  • $33.75 per day (Mon - Tues group: 7.5 hour days)

For eligible aged children (turning/ turned 4 yo by 30 June) with a health care card /pensioner card, triplets, or identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (with SEIFA and QKFS Plus Kindy subsidy applied):

  • $2.40 per day (Wed, Thurs, alt Fri group: 6 hour days)
  • $3.00 per day (Mon - Tues group: 7.5 hour days)

This is thanks to a subsidy from the Queensland Government which applies to Health Care Card Holders, Pension /Veteran card Holders and those whom identifies as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander.

A $10 waitlist application fee applies. Other fees and levies apply that are refundable with some conditions. For more information, please refer to our 2021 Statement of Fees (PDF)