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Djinda Pre-Kindergarten

Please find below information about Djinda Pre-Kindergarten and its operations.

  • Why Pre-kindergarten? GSG is introducing pre-kindergarten in 2020 to meet the stated needs of the local community. For some time, the school has received queries regarding the provision of a pre-kindergarten programme. Currently, the school hosts the Kalgan Playgroup onsite, once per week, however, the community has limited access to pre-kindergarten programmes in Albany and surrounding areas. By offering a one-day-per-week programme, GSG is meeting community expectations as well as supporting the transition to school-based education programmes.
  • Djinda pre-kindergarten is a pre-compulsory programme offered by Great Southern Grammar as of 2020 to children three-years-old at the time of commencement. 
  • Djinda pre-kindergarten provides a play-based early learning environment that centres on the rights of the child and provides extensive access to the natural environment, while honouring our links to the Minang people/traditional custodians of the land.
  • The Djinda pre-kindergarten programme follows the Early Years Learning Framework in line with National Quality Framework legislation. Play will be explicitly included in the curriculum and focus given to the purpose and opportunities for planned and spontaneous play. The curriculum will address the intrinsically inquisitive nature of the child, allowing for their interests to be followed, while providing solid foundations in oral literacy and numeracy. Through a play-based and age-appropriate pedagogical approach, the Djinda pre-kindergarten programme provides high level education and care in the most important years of a child’s education.
  • GSG offers a fully-qualified Early Childhood Educator to deliver the early years curriculum framework in the Djinda classroom, providing a seamless transition to higher levels of education within the school and access to quality educational resources.
  • Djinda pre-kindergarten is based in Great Southern Grammar’s Early Childhood Centre, with regular use of the school’s 144-acre campus, including the school farm and Wildspaces, incorporating guided exploration of bushland, foreshore and wetlands.
  • Djinda pre-kindergarten offers an enhanced transition to school for students. It enables them to become familiar with the school environment and classrooms, and is staffed by an educator in receipt of qualifications additional to those required of daycare staff.
  • The focus of Djinda staff is on student care and development in an educational facility which includes the facilitation of access to intervention services, where required, such as Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy.
  • The Djinda pre-kindergarten schedule is one full day per week, 8.40am to 3.00pm held on Friday, in term-time. Fees are $1950.00 per annum.
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