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.

Building Relationships

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Buddies build relationships that encourage conversation and trust! Year 3 and Kindy students are enjoying their buddy time.

Building Relationships

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Buddies build relationships that encourage conversation and trust! Year 3 and Kindy students are enjoying their buddy time.

Kindy Damper Cooking

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Kindy children are learning about what ingredients grown on a farm.  By carefully measuring out the flour, butter and milk the children are making individual loaves of damper for afternoon tea.

Year 3 and Kindy Buddies

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What a beautiful start to our buddy sessions.  Year 3 students selected a piece of good quality literature to present to the Kindy children. They discussed the cover, the story and the important elements to a story. They also had a ‘get to know you’ session with each other. One of our gorgeous Kindy’s captured the session with……..“We just made new friends at our school.”

Poems and Rhymes

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Kindy have had so much fun exploring a variety of poems and rhymes. Exposure to poems and rhymes from an early age creates building blocks for language skills and language development. The playfulness accompanying rhymes encourages a love of language, expands vocabulary and fosters a sense of community.

St John's, Scarborough - Kindy - National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week

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National Reconciliation Week acknowledges the traditional owners of our country. In Kindy we learn to say sorry to our friends and to the past and present owners of our land. We understand that our differences make us special and we want to build strong relationships based on trust and respect. This week in Kindy we learnt about our history and our culture and how we can all contribute to achieving reconciliation.

St John's Scarborough - Bush Kindy Explorers
Bush Kindy Explorers

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St John's Scarborough - Kindy with a Difference
Kindy with a Difference

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A Day in Kindy - St John's School, Scarborough
A Day in Kindy

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Showcasing our Kindergarten program
Showcasing our Kindergarten Program

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St John's Scarborough - Pre Kindy Happy Mothers Day
Happy Mother's Day

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St John's Scarborough - Kindy Teddy Bear's Picnic
Teddy Bear Picnic

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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.

St John's Scarborough - Kindy Hospital Incursion
Hospital Incursion

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To support and extend the children’s investigations on the topic of doctors and hospitals, we had an excellent presentation from Dr Clare. A brilliant hands on and well resourced incursion that is designed to empower children and care for their emotional well-being in medical settings by introducing them to equipment, and allowing them to be in control of their own experiences. Informative, interesting and FUN.

St John's Scarborough - Kindy Butterflies
Butterflies

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Our Kindy children have been investigating nature. During a recent incursion the children were able to explore insects, spiders, butterflies, scorpions, and stick insects. It was an absolutely incredible experience. Thank you to Louise and Lucy at Butterfly Dreams for keeping us in touch with the world around us.

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.

First Day School Video
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.