Mitchell Park Kindergarten
Mitchell Park Kindergarten is situated on
the outskirts of Hamilton in a semi-rural setting. We strive to provide an
environment and a program that is nurturing, culturally safe, inviting and
exciting, for not just the children, but also their families.
We currently work on a four-day rotation offering five hour kindergarten sessions each week. These sessions run on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
On Friday mornings, Winda-Mara, our local Aboriginal Corporation, run Koori Play Group.
As a service, we provide all dietary requirements for your child, offering nutritiously balanced breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
Mitchell Park Kindergarten promotes an educational environment where children and their families are supported and valued. We aim to provide the children enrolled in our programs with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning.
Each family involved is unique and we strive to celebrate this uniqueness within a curriculum that focuses on each child’s strengths. Children are naturally curious and actively construct their own understandings and contribute to others learning. Viewing children as active participants and decision makers allows educators to provide a learning environment led by the children’s interests and needs. The way we interact with children and families is paramount to the children’s involvement and success in learning.
We are committed to providing a safe, secure environment for all children and their families, particularly those who are more vulnerable.
We build children’s confidence and ensure they are well supported in order for them to be receptive to learning, gaining new knowledge, acquiring new skills and taking considered risks.
We strive to meet the children’s needs, setting them up for success in learning and life. When basic primary needs such as nutrition, comfort and respect are met, children are armed with the ability to develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesizing, researching and investigating.
Gaining the respect and trust of our families is important to us and we are committed to building and maintaining these reciprocal relationships. We ensure parents are supported in making decisions regarding their children’s education and we aim to provide clear, pertinent information around these choices.
We recognise and respect the Gunditjmara people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we learn, and value their knowledge and culture, which is reflected in our practices.