Kinder

Philosophy

Our Philosophy guides our entire programme and practice at Kororoit Creek Kindergarten. It represents the values, beliefs and understandings of our community. Teachers, students and parents are invited to reflect and provide feedback on our Philosophy, and consider how our learning environment can provide the best opportunities for all.

Welcome to our kindergarten, a place for you to wonder, to question, to play and to learn. Here you are safe and can be yourself amongst friends.

Know that you will find spaces – inside and out – that are warm, wondrous and exciting. The teachers will challenge you, and support you to participate and have fun. They will listen to your ideas and take them seriously, then carefully think about how to help you take them further. Here, you will begin to take your place in a global community, preparing for school, learning skills for life, making sense of the world. We will explore with you the wonders of the natural world, planting the seeds for a sustainable future.

We welcome your family and invite them to share with us your culture, language, knowledge and interests. Remember, we are all on this learning journey together, and we will support you every step of the way.

Kinder Days and Times

Hours of operations

Three-year-old Activity Group sessions are 9.30am – 12.30pm each Friday

Four-year-old Kindergarten sessions are 8.30am – 4.00pm, with two sessions per group. Either Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday

Fees for 2019

Kindergarten fees are payable prior to the commencement of each term.

The fees for 2019 are as follows:
Three year old – $220 per term
Four year old – $325 per term

Dates to Remember 2019

13 March – Enrolments open for 2020 3-year-old activity group and 4-year-old kindergarten
07 June – Enrolments close for 2020 3-year-old activity group and 4-year-old kindergarten

 

2019 Curriculum days

Wednesday 24 July
Monday 04 November

Tours

If you are interested in finding out about our curriculum and learning environment, or have questions regarding the programme, please feel free to come along to one of our afternoon tours. These 15 minute tours are offered throughout the year for prospective families, and are run by teaching staff in the kindergarten. They occur out of session times to ensure the privacy of our children and families.

Tours start at 4:00pm.  Please meet in the Kindergarten foyer, bookings are not taken.

Upcoming tours:
TBC

Enrolments

Four-Year-Old Enrolments

Four-Year-Old Enrolments are managed wholly through the Melton City Council. First round enrolments for 2020 will open on 13 March and close on 07 June 2019. Families will be notified of enrolment in July by Melton City Council. Enrolment applications can still be made after this date, however they will not be included in the first round offers. Enrolment confirmation from the kinder will commence from September 2019.

Your child must be 4 years old by 30 April the year your child attends Kindergarten to be eligible for a funded Four-Year-Old Kindergarten place.

Four-year-old kindergarten enrolments will open on 13 March 2019 via the Melton City Council website

Three-Year-Old Enrolments

Three-Year-Old Kindergarten at Kororoit Creek is a beautiful and exciting way for your child to start their formal education. We support children to develop social, cognitive and motor skills in an engaging and wondrous learning environment. Our staff are nurturing and caring, and work closely with families to develop the best learning experience for each child.

Kororoit Creek Kindergarten is a City of Melton facility we will be using the same process, timeline and ballot system for enrolments for 2020. Applications for our three-year-old activity program will be open on 13 March and close on 07 June 2019. It doesn’t matter when, within that time, you submit your application as all enrolments are treated equally, in line with the Council’s Kindergarten enrolment policy. You will be notified of the outcome of the ballot by the September 2019.

If you are unsuccessful in gaining a place you will be asked if you would like to be placed on the waiting list and will be advised if a place becomes available. Parents who have more than one child they would like enrolled in the kinder eg twins, triplets etc will be allocated the appropriate number of places required if they are successful.

Your child must be 3 years old by 30 April the year your child attends Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

Three-year-old enrolments will open on the School Interviews website at 9.30am on 13 March 2019. Please use the code 2btkj

Parent Handbook

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Parent Handbook 2019

If you were unable to attend the information sessions on 28 & 29 November for children attending 4 year old Kinder in 2019, or you’d just like a recap! Four Year Old Parent Information Session 2018