ST JOSEPH'S KINDERGARTEN
Kindergarten centres are managed by Diocesan Catholic Education Office (DCEO) Rockhampton for and on behalf of the Approved Provider – The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Rockhampton – Trading as the Catholic Education Office. The teachers working closely with the Diocesan Coordinator Early Learning & Care and Assistant Director: Schools are responsible for the overall operation and management of the service. Additionally, centres and families are provided with ongoing support through the Diocesan Catholic Education Office.
The centre aims to provide play-based learning experiences for children in the year before the preparatory year of schooling. It is through the dedication of our highly qualified staff that we can support every child’s spiritual,
physical, social, intellectual and emotional abilities.
As an approved kindergarten centre we are committed to the following:
Advocating for the rights and best interests of the child;
Viewing children as successful, competent and capable learners;
Promoting equity, inclusion and diversity;
Valuing Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures;
Respecting and supporting the role of parents and families;
Providing best practice through the provision of a four year trained teacher and qualified educators;
Communicating regularly with families;
Providing a program that supports children’s early learning with a focus on early literacy and numeracy, building positive relationships with others, emotional well-being, motor development and wonder about their world and God.
(Please refer to our centre’s philosophy for a comprehensive statement of beliefs).