Kindergarten

Looking for a Kindergarten that is both fun and engaging?

Our play-based kindergarten program provides a safe, nurturing environment for your child to make the gentle transition to their school years.

Fostering your child’s natural curiosity, DDCS Kindergarten aims to equip your child with the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to confidently take their place in their family and school community. Our dedicated team focuses on developing in each child a love of learning, a strong sense of belonging, compassion for others and an appreciation of the amazing world around them.

A DAY IN KINDY

We provide specially designed indoor and outdoor learning spaces and a combination of free-play and structured learning experiences.

A typical day in our Kindergarten includes:

  • Art, craft and other fine motor skill activities
  • Physical education, games and other gross motor development
  • Music and drama
  • Science and discovery experiences
  • Pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-numeracy activities
  • Books and stories
  • Outside play and free-role play
  • A quiet time for rest or sleep, depending on the needs of each child
  • Structured meal times where children and staff sit together

Kindergarten students have access to all our Darling Downs Christian School facilities. They enjoy weekly Library visits to our colourful Resource Centre and also get to explore our productive Kitchen Garden. Becoming involved with these school activities allows children to become familiar with the wider school environment before they enter into their Prep year.

PARENTS WELCOME

We recognise the important role you as a parent play as your child’s first educator and endeavor to foster positive relationships between home and school as we partner in the education of your child.

We have an open door policy, which means parents are always welcome at Kindergarten. You may even choose to join our parent roster or hep with excursions. We love seeing parents share the special skills and talents they have with our class.

OPERATING HOURS & UNIFORM

The Kindergarten is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the school term. The program runs from 8:35am to 3:00pm. Doors open at 8:20am to give parents time to settle their child before the first group session.

The DDCS Kindergarten uniform can be purchased from our on-site uniform shop and includes:

  • DDCS Kindergarten Polo shirt
  • DDCS Bucket Hat
  • Navy shorts or track pants

MORE INFORMATION

Children must turn 4 by June 30 in their Kindergarten year (the year before Prep). Class sizes are restricted in order to meet requirements of adult/child ratios.

The DDCS Kindergarten is registered with the Department of Human Services as a Registered Care Provider, which means eligible families may be able to claim Child Care Benefit for Registered Care Payments. You child must attend three days per week to meet requirements for entry into the funded program.

To find out more, please read through the Kindergarten Handbook.

Please contact our school office if you have any questions or to arrange an interview for your child.