At Terrey Hills Community Kindergarten, we believe early childhood education to be the foundation for lifelong learning. Each child is a unique individual who is viewed, respected and treated as such. Each child is capable and resourceful with different interests, backgrounds, experiences and learning abilities. We believe in creating an educational, relaxed and home like setting to ensure that it is stimulating and challenging in a warm, nurturing and safe environment.
Our vision for children is to create a purposeful and challenging place of belonging where children learn to engage, grow, care, problem solve, collaborate and work to achieve their fullest potential. Children are supported through play and intentional teaching to further develop their individual personality, resilience and love of learning.
Our vision for the families is to develop respectful and rich relationships based on open communication, respect and support. Partnerships with families provide us with invaluable information relating to cultural backgrounds and heritage. As parents are the most important people in their children’s lives and have the biggest influence on their child’s learning, it is our priority to work closely and collaboratively with parents and children.
Our vision for our team is to acknowledge and support the diverse strengths and experiences that each Educator brings to Terrey Hills Community Kindergarten in order to build shared professional knowledge, understanding and skills. The team works within the Early Years Learning Framework, engaging in a lively culture of professional inquiry and reflective practice. Educators teaching is deliberate, meaningful and thoughtful to ensure all children’s skills, abilities and strengths are highlighted.
At Terrey Hills Community Kindergarten, we pride ourselves on our learning environment. Our beautiful, peaceful bush setting invites open ended interactions, spontaneity, risk taking, exploration, discovery and connection with nature. Our indoor learning areas are welcoming of and invite conversations between children, educators, families and the wider community, promoting opportunities for sustained shared thinking and collaborative learning.
We respectfully honour and acknowledge the Garingal people, the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and play and provide opportunities for the children to learn from the experiences and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies.