174-182 Foster Street, Dandenong, VIC 3175
At Dandenong Primary Kindergarten, we believe children learn best in a play based environment, challenging them in a safe space. Our educators work with the children in both small and large groups.
Offering 4 year old kindergarten we focus on children’s life experiences as a way to encourage deeper learning and connection, and prepare them for the next step in their learning journey.
Located in Dandenong, we are part of a rich multicultural community, and we celebrate this in our program. Learning about different cultures strengthens children’s identity and understanding.
We take the children on walking tours of our community, visiting key places including the school, library, plaza, market and Heritage Hill. We also have a variety of incursions to supplement our programme.
At Dandenong Primary Kindergarten, we are very conscious of keeping our staff and children safe in the sun; therefore we are official participants in the SunSmart program.
School Readiness Funding supports our children and families in their transition to school. We work in partnership with our local schools to make children’s transition as easy as possible.
Dandenong Primary Kindergarten acknowledges that we play and live on the traditional land of the Bunurong and Wurundjeri People, and pay respects to the ongoing living cultures of our First Peoples past, present and emerging.
Our focus is to encourage the growth and development of every child. We believe in building strong relationships with the children and families. We aim to teach the children to be independent, responsible and respectful of each other and the environment.
We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children. We support children’s rights and will take action to provide children with a safe and secure environment. Teachers are mandatory reporters and we must report any physical or sexual abuse to the police.
A play based curriculum is provided to challenge and inspire every child. We will work on developing children’s social, emotional, thinking, sensory and physical development. We provide learning experiences suitable for individual children as well as small and large groups. Some are child initiated and others are initiated by the teachers or families. These are developmentally appropriate, child centred and relevant to children’s life experiences.
We provide a curriculum rich in language experiences to encourage children to develop their English language skills while valuing their home language.
Overall, we work towards creating equity and opportunity for all.
We are working through the government’s achievement program for preschools. We have completed two areas so far. For more information about what we are doing at the kindergarten, please chat to your child’s teacher. If you would like to know more about the program click HERE.
Term 1: 28 January – 1 April
Term 2: 19 April – 25 June
Term 3: 12 July – 17 September
Term 4: 4 October – 17 December
8:30am – 1:30pm Tuesdays
8:30am – 1:30pm Thursdays
8:30am – 1:30pm Fridays
9:00am – 2:00pm Mondays
9:00am – 2:00pm Wednesdays
9:00am – 2:00pm Thursdays
8:30am – 4:00pm Mondays
8:30am – 4:00pm Wednesdays
8:30am – 4:00pm Tuesdays
8:30am – 4:00pm Fridays
4 year old kinder: $0 per term