Our kindergarten has been a part of the Sebastopol community for over 30 years. Our philosophical values are to develop strong links with education, community and for children to live lives with the spirit of understanding, contribution, social justice, peace and friendship. As we gather, play and ascertain knowledge within this environment, we wish to pay our respect to the traditional custodians, the Wathaurong people past, present and future.
We see children driven by curiosity that enables them to search for reasons in everything they do and who has the strength and potential that comes from the ability to wonder and to be amazed. Our teaching and learning environment allows for extended periods of active involvement in learning experiences.
Our strengths-based learning approach provides rich opportunities to play in an open flexible environment offering wide variety materials to form endless possibilities. Children are provided opportunities for learning to occur through their senses, through exploration and by making discoveries while engaging in social interactions with others. Our kindergarten programme is underpinned by the principles and practices of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the national framework Belonging, Being and Becoming.
Sebastopol South Kindergarten is a learning environment where children and adults construct knowledge and their understanding of the world together.
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ECKA is committed to recruiting, retaining and investing in a highly skilled, collaborative workforce who are passionate about educating children in the early years.
|2020 term dates||Start date||Finish date|
|Term 1||28 January- Staff set up day|
29 January- Staff curriculum PD day
Children commence from January 30
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|Term 2||14 April||26 June|
|Term 3||13 July||18 September|
|Term 4||5 October||18 December|