Kindergarten at Mount Carmel College is both play-based and inquiry-led depending on the children's natural interests and curiosities. It offers each child the opportunity and time to build confidence, explore, question and wonder in a secure and nurturing environment.

The Mount Carmel College Kindergarten accepts four-year old girls at the beginning of the school year. Our Kindergarten program runs on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8.45am to 2.45pm.

Enrolment to Kinder

Applications for Kindergarten 2021 are currently being accepted for our first girls-only class.

The Kindergarten curriculum is developed from the Early Years Learning Framework: ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’, which aims to stimulate development in the following ways:

Socially and emotionally: developing self-esteem, independence and respect for the rights of others through being a member of a group
Cognitively: encouraging curiosity and the desire to learn and extend themselves
Linguistically: enhancing the ability to communicate with others
Aesthetically and creatively: building confidence in exploring creative materials
Physically: improving gross, fine and perceptual motor skills and encouraging overall good health, hygiene and nutritional habits

Features of our Kindergarten program

  • the different needs, interests and development levels of every student are
    celebrated and affirmed
  • indoor and outdoor learning environments
  • participation in wider school activities such as sporting carnivals, Arts Festivals, Grandparents and Special Friends Morning and liturgical celebrations
  • weekly specialist classes, including music, physical education and library
  • a buddy relationship with the Year 4 students
  • regular Bush Kinder sessions, exploring the natural environment of nearby Lambert Park

Our pedagogy is underpinned by a commitment to helping children experience the wonder and awe of God in their lives and the world around them. As a Catholic school, we provide an integrated Religious Education program where children learn God’s love for them and understand that they belong to a caring community.

Kindergarten Days

At Mount Carmel, our Kindergarten class runs on Wednesday through to Friday. Other days may be available in future years.

Before and After School Care

To assist families in managing their day-to-day commitments, Mount Carmel College offers Outside School Hours Care for students from Kinder to Year 6 within the Kindergarten Centre. Before School Care operates from 7.30am-8.30am with After School Care operating from 2.45pm–6.00pm.