Kindergarten is independent and self-directed, yet takes full advantage of being part of the whole school community.
The Mount Carmel College Kindergarten accepts four-year old boys and girls at the beginning of the school year. Our Kindergarten program runs on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8.45am to 2.45pm.
Our Kindergarten children participate in wider school activities such as sporting carnivals, Arts Festivals, Grandparents and Friends’ Morning and liturgical celebrations. The Kindergarten students enjoy a buddy relationship with the Year 6 students. In this setting, each child’s individual gifts are celebrated and affirmed and we take pride in the attention we give to the different needs, interests, and development levels of every student.
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
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 good health, hygiene and nutritional habits
As a Catholic school, we also provide a Religious Education program that helps children understand and demonstrate Gospel values in the classroom and at home.
After School Care is available for Kindergarten students from 2.45pm to 6.00pm as part of our Outside School Hours Care Service. We also offer long day care on Mondays and Tuesdays for children aged 3 years and over.