Tiny Tiger | Giraffe
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Giraffe

Overview

Our Giraffes room is the home of our Queensland government approved Kindergarten program.  The program in the Giraffes room is based on the children’s individual development derived from observations and the children’s interests. Children are encouraged to make their own choices and be independent. This includes children writing their own name on their artwork, getting their own drinks, taking care of their belongings, dressing themselves and self-selecting their own art supplies and paints from the art and collage trolley. The Giraffes room offers a program focussed on getting the children ready for school with the goals and interests of the children being adapted into a daily/weekly program that is set to the learning outcomes outlined under the QLD Kindergarten Learning Guidelines.

  • Ages 4+
  • Daily Story accessed via parent portal
  • Bring 2 sets of clothes
  • Sheets provided for rest time
  • Cups provided
  • Food provided
  • 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Giraffe’s Aims

Our program is based on the 5 outcomes of the QLD Kindergarten Guidelines
Provide an atmosphere where children can bring their culture and home life into our environment
Prepare children for Prep
Extend children’s interests, skills and abilities
Create a safe and secure environment; and
Meet high quality standards in line with the NQF (National Quality Framework)

QLD Kindergarten Learning Guidelines

Outcome 1 : Identity

Outcome 2 : Connectedness

Outcome 3 :  Wellbeing

Outcome 4 : Active Learning

Outcome 5 : Communication

Daily Program

On a daily bases educators in the room will email all families a story and some photos of what the children have been exploring and learning throughout the day. On a regular bases educators will email families personal observation on their children, these individual observation are only sent to the parents.

Flexible Daily Routine

7:00 – Centre opens, quiet activities, put sunscreen on children

7:30 – 9:15 – Outdoor/indoor activities (depending weather)

9:15 – 9:30 – Group time

9:30 – 9:45 – Morning tea

9:45 – 10:05 – Circle Time – numeracy and literacy

10:05 – 11:15 – Inside activities

11:20 – 11:45 – Show & tell, music and story time

12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch

12:30 – 2:00 – Rest time

1:30 – 2:30 – Quiet activities for children awake

2:30 – 3:00 – Afternoon tea

 

3:00 – 5:30 –  Outdoor / indoor play activities weather dependant

5:30 – 6:00 – Transition to combined play

5:30 – 6:00 – Quiet indoor/outdoor activities

6:00 – Centre closes

Room Goals

Extra Curricular Activities

Children have access to a large number of incursions and events. Examples include DanceAlong shows such as “I Love My World” and “Naidoc/Multicultural/Australiana”  shows.

Children also have access to various third party extra curricular programs such as PhysiKids, Ginger Sports, Superkidz.

Parent Involvement

We welcome and encourage parent and family involvement. We value each child’s diversity and culture and aim to include them in our programs. We love hearing about what you get up to on your weekends and incorporating these interests into our programs.