Glenaeon Kindergarten comprises a part-time program that runs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and two Kindergarten classes that run on Monday, Tuesday, half-day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
In our part-time program, the group size is small, enabling teachers and children to forge a close relationship. Our part-time program is an excellent stepping stone in the year prior to children starting school. The children must turn 5 by August in the year they commence.
In this natural, loving and creative environment, the children learn through ‘playing and doing’. The child’s day is filled with a range of diverse activities: creative play, sewing, beeswax modeling, drawing, baking, painting, music, story-teling, puppet shows, gardening and building. Regular bush-walks introduce the riches of nature to the children. Literacy and numeracy skills are grounded in a rich experience of oral and practical learning experiences. Pre-numeracy skills are practiced through sorting, sharing, naming, building and arranging the natural materials in the classroom and playground. Literacy and a love of language is built through speech, drama, story telling and song.
Classes are small to enable teachers and children to forge a close relationship.
After school care is available until 4.30 for those who require longer hours.