Newstead Christian School Kindergarten is a welcoming place of wonderment where the children are immersed in a safe, loving and nurturing environment from the moment they walk through the doors. 

Each child is treated as a unique capable and competent learner with a huge potential.

  We endeavour to teach to each child’s strength, engaging them in meaningful lines of inquiry drawn from their interests and curiosities. The children are encouraged to ask questions about their world and we journey together to find the answers, nurturing a passion for learning.

The Kinder year sets a firm foundation upon which to build as the children continue their lifelong learning journey.

An important element of our learning is our weekly Bush Discovery Program where the students from Kinder-Grade 1 take  to the bush one afternoon a week with a full bush exploration day once a term. This is a fantastic opportunity for the students to explore new opportunities, take risks, notice changes in their environment through regular visits, make discoveries and develop new lines of inquiries which they can take back to the classroom.

During their time in Kindergarten, the children also build a strong connection and respect for God’s amazing creation, as the natural world is very much embedded in all that we do.

Building connections is a vital component of the Kinder year and our students form relationships with not only their peers but also with students right up to Grade 10. This unique aspect of our program allows children to develop the skills of engaging with a multitude of age groups as the older students care for the younger ones.

Through play the children learn the art of collaboration and develop skills in communication, listening,  problem solving, negotiating, conflict resolution and team work along with developing a respect for other people’s ideas and opinions.

These skills are crucial in building Christian Character which is a consistent focus throughout their school years at Newstead Christian School. 

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NB: Our Kindergarten program operates 3 days per week and children must be 4 years old on 1 January to be eligible to start Kindergarten that year.

To find out about Pre Kinder click below