Community Kindergarten

Does your child turn four between 1st July 2019 and 30th June 2020?

If so, enrol your child now to secure a place at Margaret River Kindy for 2020. All you need to do is visit Margaret River Primary School (during term time) to fill in an application form or download one from our website. You will need to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunisation record with you to enrol. For 2020, Margaret River Kindergarten will offer a 15 hour programme (equivalent to 2 ½ days contact time).

You can experience for yourself the stimulating yet nurturing learning environment from the above video.

From the inspiring and creative outside classroom in the nature play area to the provocations found within the classrooms which stimulate learning investigations – all are authentic learning experiences designed to develop the children’s curiosity and problem-solving abilities.

Our Kindergarten’s inquiry learning model and provocations have explicit learning intentions at their heart.  Children work collaboratively and independently, learning valuable verbal and non-verbal skills while developing their EQ (emotional intelligence): flexibility, co-operation and confidence. The learning areas set up in the classrooms include: Numeracy, Literacy, Dramatic Play, Reading, Sensory Table, Science/Nature Table, Art, Collage, Construction and a Tinker Table. Stimulating and challenging learning experiences and opportunities for self-initiated investigations are provided to ensure our Kindergarten children’s first contact with school will be an enjoyable and satisfying experience to further their love of learning.

The nature based playground constructed with close community support has become integral to learning at MRPS Kindergarten.  The aim was to develop an outdoor classroom to engage children and allow them to feel connected to their world. In this space, children are able to make their own meaning by exploring and discovering at their own developmental level. It is by no means just a play area though.  Each aspect has been carefully constructed to provide an imaginative nature-based playground learning space and to create an indoors-outdoors classroom. Kindergarten teacher, Peta James says,

“They feel free to try things out in a pretend world (a 4 year old world) that would be too risky or impossible in a serious world. It’s not just play; it’s the essential part of early learning. They are developing skills for life, not just play.”