A family-focused community C&K in Tewantin, QLD

Our Place

Nestled on the shores of Lake Doonella, Tewantin Community Kindergarten playground has many large shady trees and beautiful gardens that play host to Tewantin’s abundance of flora and fauna, a perfect environment for young children. The atmosphere is friendly, warm and calm with only one small group of children attending each day.

Tewantin Kindergarten is a community-based organisation offering a kindergarten program for children for the year before they are eligible to start school. Tewantin Kindergarten has been an important facility for generations of local families since the 1960’s. Located in the heart of Tewantin, the kindergarten has been continually operating our of the current building since 1965 when it became the permanent home for the Kindy and all it’s children.

History

In 1961 a group of CWA and Chamber of Commerce members formed a committee to operate a Kindergarten at St. James Hall, Noosaville. This venue remained until October 1965, when children began attending the present site at 1 Doonella Street, Tewantin. The building was the Tinbeerwah School, purchased for £146 and the site was reclaimed land from a council rubbish tip. Approximately £345 pounds was spent on internal and external work on the building.

The new Kindergarten was officially opened by Mr D.A. Low MLA on April 10th, 1965. The Kindergarten was approved for a building and equipment grant of $500 from the government and local council in 1967. Our initial affiliation with our governing body, the Creche and Kindergarten (C & K) Association, was granted July 1st, 1969.

Our Philosophy

Here at Tewantin Kindergarten we focus on play as a child’s tool for learning. We run an indoor/outdoor program and plan experiences which create opportunities for the children to make choices about their learning. We believe that through play children learn about themselves, about others and the world around them. The activities provided for them are child-centered: they are based on events and ideas brought in by the children themselves. As a Community Kindergarten we recognize and value parent involvement and promote a sense of community and our children’s place within it. Please read our Kindy philosophy here.

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Groups & Days of Attendance

We operate two separate groups at the Kindergarten:
Group 1 – Monday, Tuesday and Alternate Wednesday’s
Group 2 – Thursday, Friday and Alternate Wednesday’s
The groups are set, consecutive days to provide the children with continuity.
 

Hours of Operation

Our Kindergarten is open from 8.30am to 2.30pm each weekday during school terms. The centre is closed for School and Public Holidays as well as occasionally for pupil free/staff development days throughout the year.