The National Quality Standard Assessment and Rating Report for Heights College Kindergarten recently received the highest overall rating possible for a Kindergarten in Australia.
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Your service is commended on its achievements in exceeding the National Quality Standard.
In particular, the educational program and practice, relationships with children, collaborative partnerships with families and communities, leadership and service management demonstrated the commitment to quality outcomes for children.
Heights College Kindergarten encourages holistic and developmentally appropriate methods of learning. We believe that play-based problem solving with other students and adults is an early learning strategy that has a crucial effect on student development. A secure parent-child attachment, established and supported in the first years of life, and the opportunity and encouragement to participate in play-based problem solving learning with children and adults enhances literacy and numeracy readiness from 3.5 to 5 years of age.
The Heights College Kindergarten was established in January 2005. It is a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten, employing degree qualified teachers and offering well-resourced facilities. We have just completed and moved into a purpose-built, state of the art Kindergarten facility on our campus. Our Kindergarten is registered to enroll three groups from 3.5 to 5 years of age in each class group, with a teacher to student ratio of 1:11. Students are able to enrol later in Preparatory and Year One through to Year Twelve on our single College campus.
We operate under the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations. We are guided by the National Early Years Learning Framework (ELYF) and use the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG) to inform our teaching and learning practices.
Session Times - There are currently two Kindergarten groups operating on a 5 day fortnight, and one Kindergarten group operating on a 5-day week.
One part time group (called Possums) alternates between Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday one week and Monday and Tuesday the following week from 8:20am to 3.00pm each day. The other part time group (called Koalas) alternates between Thursday and Friday one week and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the following week from 8:20am to 3.00pm each day, with Wednesday being the alternate day for both groups. Our full time group are called Joeys.
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