St John's School

Scarborough

Welcome to Kindergarten

Introduction to Kindergarten

We believe that all children are curious and have a sense of wonder about their world. Your child will bring a wealth of knowledge and experiences to Kindergarten and have their own theories about the world around them.

Our role is to nurture their thirst for learning and to guide them as they seek answers to their questions. The Kindy  environment is designed to  promote learning through play, collaboration and the expressive arts.

Download a copy of the Kindergarten Information Booklet.

Art Exhibition

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St John’s recent Kindy Art Exhibition was a huge success.

Our environment is set up to promote imaginative and creative experiences where children can explore in a stimulating setting.

Through a variety of mediums, children create, colour, paint, mould and formulate their ideas through the expressive arts. Throughout the year our Kindy children explore a variety of artists such as Kandinsky, Picasso and Matisse. Provoked by these artists, children are motivated and engaged, they develop a variety of techniques that include fine brush work, water colour and abstract! These fundamental techniques take them on an artistic journey that awakens their creative spirits.

Kindy teacher, Cath Godfrey and Educational Assistants, Marty Singleton and Nikki Samuels, just love watching the Kindy children proudly displaying their work, using the Art Exhibition as an opportunity to showcase their learning with their families.

Art Exhibition

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St John’s recent Kindy Art Exhibition was a huge success.

Our environment is set up to promote imaginative and creative experiences where children can explore in a stimulating setting.

Through a variety of mediums, children create, colour, paint, mould and formulate their ideas through the expressive arts. Throughout the year our Kindy children explore a variety of artists such as Kandinsky, Picasso and Matisse. Provoked by these artists, children are motivated and engaged, they develop a variety of techniques that include fine brush work, water colour and abstract! These fundamental techniques take them on an artistic journey that awakens their creative spirits.

Kindy teacher, Cath Godfrey and Educational Assistants, Marty Singleton and Nikki Samuels, just love watching the Kindy children proudly displaying their work, using the Art Exhibition as an opportunity to showcase their learning with their families.

Eco Faery

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The Eco Faery visited recently and by engaging the children in song and dance routines was able to skilfully highlight the importance of using the correct bins for recycling and encourage the use of shopping bags to help keep our planet clean.

What a beautiful way to spend a gorgeous afternoon learning about sustainability in an involved, fun and energetic way.

Kindies in Pyjamas

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Last week Kindy children came to school dressed in their pyjamas. We wanted to raise money for children who do not have special things like we do. We raised 0 for children in need so they can buy books and puzzles. We had so much fun being dressed in our pyjamas all day and knowing that we were helping others.

SPECIAL TALENTS

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Every week in Kindy, we celebrate the special talents of our beautiful children. We have a special person of the week and they create a photo board of their interests and family members that they then present to peers. Often a family member will make a guest appearance to add even more ‘specialness’ to the moment for the star of the show.

Birds of Prey

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Kindy had the pleasure of meeting Dobby, Boo, Micro, GT and Miss Snuggles this week, during their incursion on” Birds of Prey”.

We enjoyed learning facts about these amazing birds, such as they have curved beaks and sharp claws called talons. We were also lucky enough to hold and pat the birds. Yvonne, who loves and cares for the birds, told us that her birds like to eat mice, rats and crickets. Her owls, Miss Snuggles and Boo, are nocturnal.  We know that means they only come out at night.

Mother's Day Morning Tea

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Kindy mums relaxed and enjoyed a beautiful pampering day as their gift from their Kindy child.
Mothers were indulged with the choice of a pedicure or manicure.  They enjoyed a gentle facial or massage from their child which was followed by a beautifully iced biscuit and cuppa.
After these treats mummy’s also participated in some meditation and yoga . A fabulous morning enjoyed by everyone

Worm Farm

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Peggy returned to the Kindy to help set up our worm farm. It was exciting, fun and interesting. The children had an opportunity to touch the worms and then set up a very comfortable home for them. Our Kindy encourages everyone to recycle their food scraps at snack times, which is another way we can decrease rubbish and help create a more sustainable environment at St. John’s.