St John’s Lutheran Church Kindergarten was established in 1972 by local congregation to serve the needs of the surrounding community. St John’s quickly established a reputation of providing quality Christian education and service. St John’s continues this proud tradition of quality and service to the present day.
The kindergarten sits on nearly 1 acre of glorious natural and man-made environment. The centre caters for all unique and diverse families.
Children are supported to become environmentally responsible and show respect for the environment. Sustainable practices are embedded in service operations Information about the Centre.
We aim to create an environment where families are respected and where open communication is valued.
The staff work together as a team to provide meaningful and appropriate learning experiences which stimulate learning and independence.
The staff value children’s ideas, listen to them, engage them in high level of thinking drawing on these ideas and encourage them in their efforts.
In a curriculum that is truly interactive and founded upon trust, mutual respect and reciprocity, children and Educators together create and share opportunities for learning and living. In this model the educator is a co – participant and co – creator – engaging, listening, knowing and not knowing. We encourage independence and challenge children to take responsibility for their own learning. Planned and spontaneous activities which stimulate growth, involvement and rich learning are designed within a flexible program.
The staff are involved in a continuous documentation process that is seen as a powerful tool for reviewing the learning processes of both the children and the adults. They use observations and reflections to plan and extend the learning of the individual and the group.
Services covered by the National Quality Framework have been assessed and rated against the seven Quality Areas of the National Quality Standard and the Education and Care Services National Regulations. The assessment and rating process aims to drive continuous quality improvement for services and provide families with better information for making choices about their children’s education and care. The overall rating for a service is determined by the combination of the ratings achieved in each Quality Area.
Each state and territory Regulatory Authority undertakes the assessment and rating process. The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, ACECQA, is responsible for ensuring consistency in assessment and ratings across Australia, assessing services for the Excellent rating and creating awareness in the sector and community about the assessment and rating process.
|1||Educational program and practice||Exceeding National Quality Standard Care|
|2||Children’s health and safety||Exceeding National Quality Standard Care|
|3||Physical environment||Exceeding National Quality Standard Care|
|4||Staffing arrangements||Meeting National Quality Standard Care|
|5||Relationships with children||Exceeding National Quality Standard Care|
|6||Collaborative partnerships with families and communities||Exceeding National Quality Standard Care|
|7||Leadership and service management||Meeting National Quality Standard Care|