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.

Bush Kindy

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There are so many wonderful components of BUSH KINDY that need to be mentioned. The interactive nature of working collaboratively during bush kindy, enables children to develop their vocabulary. Using nature for self expression and creativity is fun and develops a love of learning. Incorporating our Literacy program into bush kindy sessions increases engagement and comprehension.  When children are outside at one with nature serotonin is released to the brain and therefore increases feelings of happiness.

Bush Kindy

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There are so many wonderful components of BUSH KINDY that need to be mentioned. The interactive nature of working collaboratively during bush kindy, enables children to develop their vocabulary. Using nature for self expression and creativity is fun and develops a love of learning. Incorporating our Literacy program into bush kindy sessions increases engagement and comprehension.  When children are outside at one with nature serotonin is released to the brain and therefore increases feelings of happiness.

Yoga

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We do yoga in our Kindy to enhance strength, coordination and flexibility, while encouraging body awareness and self-esteem. It can reduce children’s anxiety and promotes a sense of calmness. Namaste.

Quiet Critters

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To complement our yoga in Kindy, we practise mindfulness. Our quiet critters help children to concentrate on their breathing and focus on being still and calm. Quiet critters are loving and kind just like our beautiful Kindy children.  A big milestone in Kindy when you can stay still.

Kindy First Week

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What an amazing start to our Kindy year. Lots of laughter and fun has filled our classroom. Our Kindy world is just the best place to be. A fabulous time for children’s first experience of school. In an environment that is organised to encourage curiosity and investigation in a fun, stimulating environment.