"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility." - Eleanor Roosevelt
We aim to give your child the best possible early childhood experience.
We encourage each child to become independent, learn to play with others and to use language skills, to develop and extend physical abilities, and to increase each child’s awareness of people and the environment.
We achieve this through:
Permanence of groups – your child is with the same children and same teachers every time he / she attends. You will meet the same parents every day.
Permanence of staff – staff turnover is extremely low. Suzanne Johns is one of our highly valued and regarded teachers and has been on staff for the past 16 years. Some staff members have been involved at the centre as parents themselves. We are teaching children of past pupils regularly each year.
Highly qualified staff – All Teacher Educators are university qualified in Early childhood Education and are registered with the Queensland College of Teachers. All Assistant Educators have Certificate III as their minimum qualification. All staff have Senior First Aid and Blue Cards.
We are a not-for-profit, community kindergarten – all money is reinvested in the centre.
Community involvement – families are always welcome and are involved in their child’s education on a daily basis. In this setting, parents and teachers are regarded as partners who work together to develop a curriculum that meets the individual needs of each child.
Our beautiful, large and natural outdoor classroom.
Quality, educationally-based equipment, incorporating the natural world wherever possible.
Community connections – We were affiliated with C&K for many years, and in 2014 we made the decision to change to Lady Gowrie, who have been providing Early Education and Care to Queensland children for the past 75 years. Wynnum General Gordon has been operating as a Kindergarten for the past 65 years.
Best practice educational curriculum – the Early Years Learning Framework (national) and The Qld Kindergarten Curriculum Guideline.
At Wynnum General Gordon Community Pre-School and Kindergarten, we believe that a partnership with families, within a warm, safe and supportive learning environment, is best for lifelong learning.
We honour, value and respect the rights of all children, staff and families and we foster a learning environment that provides a foundation for young children to become global citizens.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land – the Quandamooka People – together with the unique culture, history and heritage of this Kindergarten. We thank the previous committees and families who planted the seeds for the future generations of children.
We strive to provide an inclusive, inquiry led and play based environment which celebrates and nurtures each child's unique personality, skills, interests and culture.
"We are committed to providing a high quality early childhood curriculum within a safe and healthy environment for your children.”
EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK
Belonging, Being & Becoming
Department of Education and Training
Federal education website
Queensland kindergarten learning guideline
Advice for planning, interacting with children, monitoring and assessing, and sharing information in kindergarten contexts
Our Core Values
Rights, Trust, Respect, Compassion & Responsibility – these five values work together to provide a stimulating environment, nurturing relationships and positive learning experiences. These values permeate throughout the Wynnum General Gordon Community.
Our Environment & Facilities
We are located on a suburban, tree-lined residential street with convenient access to numerous schools and a vibrant local shopping hub.
Our two air conditioned classrooms and large outdoor playground are designed to suit the hands on learning experiences so important to young children. We provide environments that stimulate and encourage children explore and investigate their world.
We cherish our natural environment. The children make connections with nature as they climb trees, run across the grass, dig in sand and dirt, swing up to the sky and let imaginations flourish.
The children have opportunities develop awareness and practices of sustainability. Through tending our vegetable gardens, recycling and reusing materials, conserving water and electricity, reading stories and learning songs, the children form attitudes about caring for our world.
National Quality Framework Rating
Wynnum General Gordon has received an "Exceeding" result in all areas of the National Quality Framework, to reflect our philosophy of aiming to achieve excellence in all areas of our service to the community. For more information regarding this result, please see the below PDF document.