Cottesloe Kindergarten offers a balanced developmental program that caters for the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, language and creative needs of each child.
Children learn through play, therefore activities are play based. Play is an accepted and valued part of the Early Childhood Program. Your child participates in activities in the following areas to achieve the goals of the curriculum frameworks:
- Language – talking, listening, pre-reading, pre-writing
- Maths – counting, sorting, classifying, and measuring
- Music & movement, songs & finger plays
- Large muscle activities – running, climbing
- Small muscle activities – cutting, drawing, playdough
- Social sciences – the world near home and faraway
- Care, concern and awareness of nature
- Social and emotional developmental program.
Our program aims to provide a wide variety of experiences for the children. They will explore the areas of painting, creating with recycled materials, investigating puzzles, blocks and other manipulative equipment, home corner, playing with dough/clay. They will also experience large and small groups, e.g. discussion time, music & movement and story time.
The children will gain control over large and small muscles, learn co-operation with others, understand facts about the world around them, use their imagination and creative ability, and respect the rights of others.
Our primary concern is to make the Kindy an enjoyable place where your child will feel safe and happy to learn and develop at his/her own pace.
Download a copy of our Kindergarten Parent Handbook 2017.
Personal interviews with the teacher are welcome. You are urged to use the interview time to clear misunderstandings, discuss your child’s progress and discuss any other matter, which may be causing concern. It is in your child’s best interests that a good communication exists between school and home.
Please talk to the Teacher during Roster times, after sessions or at a mutually convenient time. Friday is a good day for more formal discussions.