About

 

Who wE ARE

We provide sessional kindergarten for three and four year old children. Please see additional enrolment information for age cut off dates for enrolment.  

We offer play based, outdoor rich, emergent learning. By using the children’s interests, we are able to build their knowledge and skill base, teach them to be able to work with others, and share in the thrill of exploring ideas. We collaborate with children using their ideas and curiosity as the starting point for our planning. Some interests may last a few days, a week, or over many weeks.

Throughout this emergent way of planning, we weave literacy, numeracy, science, the arts, technology, physical activity, creative thinking. We plan for, and use both the indoor and outdoor spaces daily.

Our four year old groups explore the local community, taking regular walks into the surrounding neighbourhood, exploring the changing seasons, sharing in being part of the community.

Our staff are highly qualified and experienced, and work as a team to provide learning based on children’s needs and interests. We aim to work in partnership with families and the broader school community.

Children become familiar with the school over their time with us, four year old groups use the school library weekly, visit the playground and meet with Buddies from older grades. Our program provides school readiness through our daily programming and children are ready to transition to school after their time at the kindergarten.  

They cannot stop me. I will get my education, if it is in the home, school, or anyplace.
— Malala Yousafzai

Philosophy

Oakleigh Primary School and Kindergarten and Out of School Hours Care community work collaboratively and share common goals, values and beliefs about the best way to support children and families on their educational path.

We encourage respectful, collaborative relationships between children, families, the school, communities and educators, with our common focus being the child. We value an inclusive, supportive and caring environment where children, families and educators come together as a community of learners. We provide support to each child to promote their health and wellbeing through a spirit of warmth and respect underpinned by a commitment to social justice.

We believe children’s learning and development is supported best through meaningful and engaged play based learning. We acknowledge and challenge children’s understanding of their world. We are committed to being environmentally responsible by modelling sustainable practice.

We respect and celebrate the culture and diversity within our community and beyond. We support the individual needs of our children to develop the view that learning is fun, exploratory and exciting.

 

Oakleigh Primary School and Kindergarten acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.