You notice the sense of calm when you enter St Joseph’s Catholic Kindergarten. The children busy themselves with the various activities on offer. They laugh and play. You can tell they are comfortable in their environment.
Opened in 2020, the kindy is bright and colourful. Its modern design enhances the play-based learning and outside play offered at the centre. The kindy is a well-planned and open space, which has designated areas for each kind of play.
St Joseph’s Catholic Kindergarten is a dedicated kindy program for children the year before they go to prep and welcomes students and families from all Faith backgrounds.
Sustainability is a key feature of St Joseph’s Catholic Kindergarten. Children can tend the chicken coop, feed the chooks and collect the eggs, or take the scraps to the worm farm. There is a bush tucker garden and edible veggie patch. Staff, children and parents are focussed on reusing, repurposing and recycling.
The centre also partners with the Taribelang Aboriginal Corporation of Bundaberg, as a way of embedding first nations and Torres Strait Island people into the kindy. They celebrate culture and listen to stories about the first boomerang, animals, plants and waterways of Bundaberg. A yarning circle has also been lovingly constructed.
There’s no better way to get ready for school, as children explore, play, experiment, use their imagination, discover and solve problems.