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C&K Hoey Street Community Kindergarten

Operating hours 

  • Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays, 8.22 am to 2:30pm

Groups

  • Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays, 8:22 am to 2:30 pm

Welcome 

Welcome to C&K Hoey Street Community Kindergarten.

C&K Hoey Street Community Kindergarten, is tucked away behind the local State Primary School in tranquil Sarina. 
 
C&K Hoey Street Kindergarten is housed in an attractive and airy surrounds with recent upgrades to our playground, including a Bush Tucker garden and dry creek bed and bridge which lend themselves to all manner of creative play. There is also a beautiful garden designed to excite all the senses.

Great Start to Kindergarten Pilot Program 2021

C&K has been successful in securing funding from the Queensland Department of Education for the Great Start to Kindergarten Pilot Program. This pilot provides funding for community kindergartens selected by the Department to offer no-cost or low-cost three-year-old programs in terms 3 and 4 in 2021.

To be eligible for the funding, children need to have turned three by 30 June 2021.

C&K HoeyStreet Community Kindergarten is offering no-cost Pre-kindy program for three-year-olds in terms 3 and 4, 2021.

Please contact the National Translating and Interpreting Service to support families with enrolments, inclusion, and medical needs forms. This service provides clarity to help remove language barriers that impact the child's needs. 

Pre-kindy

Children will play and learn in a kindergarten environment specifically for three-year-olds, led by a qualified kindergarten teacher. Through indoor and outdoor play spaces, teachers will engage children with opportunities to explore, experiment, develop friendships, and express their creativity, while nurturing a lifelong love of learning!  

After attending the pre-kindy program, children will be supported to transition into the four-year-old kindergarten program in 2022.

Pre-kindy operating hours:

  • Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesdays, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Register your interest

To register your interest in the no-cost Pre-kindy program for three-year-olds at C&K Hoey Street Community Kindergarten, please click here

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Hoey Street. Our teaching team tailors each day’s learning, taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious and natural environment at our kindy is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. There is a focus on music, drama, literature and visual arts and we allocate plenty of time for outdoor play and discovery.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Hoey Street. We foster strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us and taking the children on excursions out into the local community.

Don’t miss out on a place, enrol your child today.

Enrol now to add your child's name to our waiting list (free). You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available.

Places are usually offered for the following year, between May and July the year before.

Enrol now

What year should my child attend kindy?

This table shows the year the Queensland government recommends your child attends kindergarten. Children aged 4 years old by June 30 in the year they attend kindy are also called ‘Eligible age’ or ‘Target age’.

Year born Kindy year

1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025

 

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.

News

Nov 2020

This term we are excited to announce the inclusion of Miss Kim from 'Smarties Fit Food & Fun' who joins us every week for an hour to talk, teach and play games with us about keeping our bodies, hearts and minds fit and healthy!

During one of the session's we learnt how to make light scarves float/fly like butterflies out in the yard. But before long it got too TOO HOT in our North Queensland heat so we moved our session upstairs onto our verandah where we pretended we were little baby turtles in the ocean with the big rainbow parachute and that there was a hungry hungry shark coming to eat us! AHHHHHH!!

Oct 2020

We have been successful in gaining a sponsorship from the Bendigo Bank Sarina! YAY! This sponsorship is helping us to achieve our goal of enlisting the help of the wonderful Miss Kim from Smarties Fit Food & Fun visit us to engage the children in a fitness/health program which encourages healthy eating and keeping active!

Miss Kim is passionate about keeping our bodies and minds fit, active and healthy and has developed a variety of all-inclusive activities for the children to participate in which require them to exercise and use muscles and develop skills they may not have used much before or need further practice in.

Miss Kim will be joining the team at Hoey Street Community Kindergarten beginning week 1 of term 4, 2020. Miss Jamie, Miss Bec, Miss Christine and Miss Katrina are all very excited to see what exciting activities and challenges she brings to teach the children this year. We are sure that the children are going to have an absolute BLAST!

 


 

We are very excited to announce our new natural playground is now open. The children engage in free play while exploring, investigating and spending time watching the wildlife that visit. Our natural surrounds entice contemplation with others or by ourselves. 

2021

Daily Fee

For children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending*

$40.70

For 3 year olds *

$40.70

Concession

$7.06

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place

$100.00

What year should my child attend kindy?

This table shows the year the Queensland government recommends your child attends kindergarten. Children aged 4 years old by June 30 in the year they attend kindy are also called ‘Eligible age’ or ‘Target age’.

Year born Kindy year

1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025

What if I want my 3 year old to go to kindergarten?

If there are spaces, we are happy to have three year olds at kindy, who can come for 2 years. Please contact us to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

Can I get the concession rate?

The concession is funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. You can get the concession if your child is of eligible age and you:

  • have a valid health care card, or
  • have a valid pensioner concession card, or
  • hold a veteran’s affairs gold/white card, or
  • identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander, or
  • have had a multiple birth (three children or more) and all children attend kindy.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us on 07 4943 0686.

How does C&K decide fees?

As a not-for-profit organisation, C&K reinvests any surplus back into our services and programs to better achieve outcomes for all children and communities. 

We aim to keep fees affordable for families and has developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies. Read more about C&K's fee policies.