News & Updates
Christmas is Coming...
06-12-2018 
We will close for Christmas holidays at 3pm on Wednesday December 19th and return to the preschool on Wednesday January 30th

We have been rated EXCEEDING again!
17-10-2018 
We were assessed and rated in September and have been given a rating of EXCEEDING the National Quality Standard in ALL 7 areas!

Holidays are on the horizon...
24-09-2018 
We will be closing for our end of term three holidays from 3.30pm this Friday and returning on Monday October 15th.

Early Childhood Australia Conference
24-09-2018 
Three of our staff team attended the ECA conference in Sydney last week.

What a great day!
5-09-2018 
Thanks to all of the parents who came along to our cafe excursion. 

Boston Republic Here we come...
26-08-2018 
To follow up the children's interest in restaurant play we are visiting a local cafe this week for lunch!

Aunty Wendy is Coming!
25-08-2018 
On Wednesday September 12th Aunt Wendy will be visiting us.

Free Eye Screening
02-08-2018 
Next week we will have our annual eye screening visit.

Sunflowers...
23-07-2018 
We have grown sunflowers from seeds harvested from a sunflower that a family brought along to preschool from their own garden... take a look!

Marsfield House Fire
22-06-2018 
THANK YOU!

Our Vegetable Garden is Looking Great!
03-07-2018 
Look how well our broccoli is growing.....

Muru Mittigar Visit
04-06-2018 
We can't wait to learn some dances and songs this week...

Monthly Morning Tea
11-05-18 
If you are on our waiting list or would like to know more about us why not come along to one of the monthly morning teas?

Visit to Eastwood Heights School
12-04-2017 
Thanks to the teachers at Eastwood Heights Public School who invited us to come along to their hat parade at the end of term.

The Ladder.....
12-04-2017 
This term some children have worked together to make a ladder using timber and screws. A small group of children used tape measures and pencils to mark out the distance between the ladder rungs on two pieces of timber. A good chance to include numeracy in action once again. (EYLF Outcome 5 Numeracy development)

Numeracy and Counting Seeds
12-04-2017 
Early this term some of the children picked some tomatoes from our vegetable garden and were very interested in the seeds inside. This led to counting the seeds and then exploring a range of fruit to predict if the fruit would have one seed or many seeds. 

English as an additional language?
28-04-2016 
We are experts in developing children's language skills.

Reading/Writing and Numeracy
09-04-2016 
They are a part of everyday at St. George's!


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Philosophy

At St. George's we believe our learning environment is child centred, play based, and inclusive of all families.

Reflective and sustainable practice is embedded in all we do.


We demonstrate our philosophy by:  

Welcoming all children and families to St. George's on an equal basis and making access and participation in our program a positive experience for all.  

Listening carefully to children and developing relationships with adults who are important in children's lives.   

Celebrating and respecting Australia's Indigenous communities, cultural diversity and the use of home languages.  

Ensuring that the Early Years Learning Framework's principles, practices and learning outcomes are our cornerstone.

  Developing links with local schools and community.  

Embedding literacy and numeracy in our everyday practice.  

Presenting the children with a wide range of authentic resources that build on their interests and encourage them to make choices, problem solve and develop independence.  

Building confidence and encouraging positive interactions and collaborative learning.  

Providing children with large blocks of time to allow them to fully engage in meaningful experiences.  

Creating beautiful spaces where precious and interesting resources are used to provoke thinking and encourage curiosity.  

Developing children's small and large muscles and engaging in active play.  

Being highly focused on the children within our care.  

Committing to ongoing learning and reflective practice.  

Fostering children's engagement with nature and natural materials indoors and outdoors every day.  

Encouraging children and families to be part of the process of sustainability through participating in gardening, worm farming, recycling and reducing their use of lunch wrap.  

Raising awareness about Fair Trade with the children and their families and in purchasing Fair Trade resources whenever possible.  

Seeing the preschool's management committee as a productive body that provides guidance and supports educators and staff in the provision of quality, affordable early childhood education.