|ABOVE: Jackie, Yvette (Administrator), Tania, Cath, Lakshmi and Janine (Head Teacher) not pictured |
About Us and Our Programme
Newlands Kindergarten has been part of the Newlands community for 50 years. We feed into 4 local schools and serve an ethnically diverse community with a wide cultural mix. Many of our children are learning English as a second language.
Our focus is on having fun and providing a warm and welcoming environment. One way we do this is by celebrating community with social events such as our annual wheel-a-thon, pyjama party, Christmas party and other cultural events. Working closely with families is a big component of our programme and philosophy.
Diversity is celebrated, and we have a programme which is very focused on building social competence and promoting equity and inclusion. Some facets of this are; promoting a real sense of belonging, language development, a good sense-of- self, participation and clear communication. Literacy, numeracy, music, drama, and gardening as well as sustainability feature strongly in our programme.
Term 1 Tuesday 23 January - Friday 13 April Term 2 Monday 30 April - Friday 6 July
Term 3 Monday 23 July - Friday 28 September Term 4 Monday 15 October - Friday 21 December