Kindergarten at Glendale Primary School plays an important part in establishing children’s love of learning and preparing them for success in their formal years of schooling. We provide quality Early Childhood education based on current best-practice, with a combination of rich and engaging adult and child led activities to facilitate learning through play. We value the importance of building positive relationships with families and understand the benefits of collaborative partnerships with parents and caregivers to support and enrich children’s learning journeys.
Our programs and practices align to the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) and National Quality Standards Framework and focus on young children’s learning and wellbeing. We use the Department of Education’s Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines to implement a curriculum focusing primarily on children’s social and emotional development and also early literacy, numeracy and inquiry based learning. These programs support young children to reach their full potential and become valued members of the community of learners at Glendale Primary School.
Kindergarten – the pre-compulsory year
Your child is guaranteed a place in a Kindergarten program and this may be at your local public school or, if a place is not available, at a school nearby. The priority for enrolling Kindergarten children is as follows:
- First priority: A child residing in the catchment area who has a sibling also enrolled at the school, and who lives nearest the school.
- Second priority: A child residing in the catchment area who does not have a sibling enrolled at the school and who lives nearest the school.
- Third priority: A child not residing in the catchment area who has a sibling enrolled at the school and who lives nearest the school.
- Fourth priority: A child not residing in the catchment area who does not have a sibling enrolled at the school and who lives nearest the school.