Huntly Kindergarten

National Quality Standard Rating – Not Yet Assessed

Address: 21 Stephenson Street, Huntly VIC 3551 MAP

Phone:  03 5448 8687

Email: huntly@shinebright.org.au

Huntly 2022

2022 SESSION TIMES

Educational Team

Nominated Supervisor: Ali

Educational Leader: Ali

Ali, Jayne, Karen, Erin, Michelle, Kylie, Nicole D, Nicole H, Nicole M, Nicole B, Jacqui, Simone

FAQs

Our educators have provided some answers to some ‘frequently asked questions’ to assist you in developing a better understanding of the kindergarten.

ENROLMENT: BENDIGO & SWAN HILL

Enrolments for Bendigo and Swan Hill Shine Bright Kindergartens are processed through Central Enrolments at Loddon Mallee Preschool Association (LMPA). Information on how to enrol into a Shine Bright Kindergarten can be found on the LMPA website or contact details below.

W: www.lmpa.org.au
E: enrolments@lmpa.org.au
P: 03 5443 1229

Our Philosophy

Huntly Kindergarten is a vibrant and important part of the Huntly community, a place where all children and their families can find a place to belong. Children come to kindergarten with a wealth of knowledge and experiences, and should be treated with respect and dignity. Respectful relationships between children, their families and educators are at the core of who we are at Huntly Kindergarten and what we practice. We welcome and embrace families from all backgrounds and abilities.

Families and carers are a child’s first and most important influence. We work in partnership with families to devise goals and a program that best suits the interests and developmental needs of each child. The educators of Huntly Kindergarten use their knowledge to enhance and develop each child’s learning. Family members and care givers are always welcome to be involved in our programs.

Children are capable and competent, able to construct knowledge with each other and educators. Children learn best though play and social interaction; through a learning environment which supports investigation and inquiry, originating from the interests of the child. We strive to create an environment where children are free to be themselves, to play without being rushed, to interact with both adults and children, where they can be challenged physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively. We understand the benefits of learning through the arts, with all forms of creative expression being a key part of our program.

Sustainable practices are learnt best through modelling. We value the semi-rural natural environment of Huntly and seek to nurture habits of sustainability in the children in order to preserve our natural resources for future generations.

Huntly Kindergarten aims to work with local schools to assist with a child’s transition to primary school.

Huntly Bush Kindergarten Program

Our Bush Kinder site is located between Brunel St and the Midland Highway on land owned by Huntly Primary School.  It is a lovely piece of bushland in the middle of Huntly within walking distance of Kinder.

We are very excited to be able to offer the Bush Kinder program to all children in their Kindergarten year at Huntly.  Groups attend Bush Kinder during terms 2, 3 and 4 for 3-5 hrs on one of their kinder days.

Families are loaned waterproof pants and jackets purchased by our committee for use throughout the program, allowing children to experience nature play comfortably and delight in the discoveries each season brings.

Our Bush Kinder program strongly supports and enhances the philosophy of Huntly Kindergarten and offers a unique educational program of unstructured, uninterrupted nature play. 

 

We believe our Bush Kinder program provides opportunities for children to connect, wonder, discover and belong on Dja Dja Wurrung country and we are proud that we promote the beginning of a life-long appreciation of nature and culture.

Families are invited and encouraged to participate in our bush kinder program and provide feedback and input into the program at any time.

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