Canossa Kindergarten is conducted by the Canossian Daughters of Charity, Servants of the Poor, and is designed to care for children 3 – 5 years. It is a non-profit making kindergarten. We are a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program provider. We receive funding from the Queensland Kindergarten funding scheme for eligible children.
The philosophy of our education is drawn from the Gospel values and rooted in St. Magdalen’s vision, that through education, human and Christian values can be discovered, accepted and lived. We value and respect each person, recognising differences in religious belief, age, race, sex, physical and intellectual capacity and economic status.
The sense of ‘family spirit’ which enriches everyone who brings their children to Canossa, ensures that the beautiful reputation of quality early child care provided by the sisters for the past 50 years, continues to flourish.
- Open from 8:45am to 2:45pm
- Closed on school and public holidays
- Our children attend 5 days a fortnight
Why Choose Canossa Kindergarten?
Our Curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework. Consultation with this document, as well as research in child development and contemporary early childhood theorists supports curriculum decision-making and promotes reflection and planning for extension and enrichment of play experiences.
All educators observe, reflect, plan and share curriculum decision-making during both formal and informal meetings and discussions. Educators use observation and documentation tools such as anecdotes, smart board, individual reflection, group planning and photographs as developmental summative assessment on paper, following the ELYF.
Our Learning Environments
Canossa has beautifully developed indoor and outdoor learning space which offer children spontaneous and planned experiences as appropriate to the developmental capabilities of each child. With a vast array of educational resources, set amidst an environmentally sustainable learning space, children are supported to take safe risks. Each day staff consider and question the function, flexibility and responsiveness of the space to ensure it continually challenges and enhances children’s play.
The Parents and Friends Association plays a very active part in the kindergarten, being responsible for fundraising activities throughout the year. All funds raised are used for the benefit of the children. P&F meetings are held monthly and all parents are very welcome to attend.
We cultivate respectful, supportive and collaborative relationships with families and the wider community. We embrace and celebrate the diversity that exists within our community and invite and welcome differences in culture, background and life experience.