Queensland Government –

Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant

Playground Upgrade

Work from the successful Queensland Government – Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant has been completed over the June/July school holidays.

Bayview Heights Community Kindergarten – children, families and staff would like to thank the Queensland Government – Gambling Community Benefit Fund for our much needed playground upgrade.

Thank you to Big Splash Playground for our amazing playground structure that has so many elements that will challenge our children’s gross and fine motor developmental needs.

Thanks also to Chris Reisen from CBR Constructions for removing the existing playground, prepping the area for the new playground and backfilling with the new softfall.

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Cairns Regional Council – Community Sustainability Grant chicken coop

Our ‘Chicken Palace’ purchased from the successful Community Sustainability Grant has been constructed and ready for our chickens to enter their new home in Term 3.

Bayview Heights Community Kindergarten – children, families and staff would like to thank Cairns Regional Council-Community Sustainability Grant for our ‘Chicken Palace’.  This permanent Chicken Coop adds to our nature play and sustainable environment to educate children with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to assist them to become environmentally responsible through daily engagement with a sustainable environment.

COVID-19

As part of our ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our families, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and are following advice from Government agencies.

 

For up-to-date information please visit:

Queensland Government:   https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

C&K (Childcare & Kindergarten) : https://www.candk.asn.au/coronavirus

 

C&K COVID-19 Commitment Statement 2021

COVID-19 Commitment Statement Family, Employee and Visitor Guidelines

 

At Bayview Heights Community Kindergarten we place great emphasis on creating a warm and caring environment incorporating an atmosphere of respect to allow the child’s first educational experience outside the home to be positive and fulfilling.

Our program is based on recognition and understanding of the developmental needs of 3½ and 4½ year old children and the interests and abilities of individual children. Play is encouraged and supported at our Kindergarten as an essential and natural mode of learning for young children. It is through PLAY that children make sense of their world, display their knowledge of it and find their place in it.

Our program aims to provide an appropriate balance of teacher initiated and child initiated activities focused on interests, enjoyment and free choice. You will see the children engaged in painting, pasting, puzzles, block building, dressing up, story reading, sand and water play, climbing, running and other outdoor activities.

Daily routines and transition times offer a sense of security and predictability and are designed to extend learning experiences, develop social skills and promote independence. Other valuable learning experiences embedded in our daily program include music, language, movement, games, science and special interest areas.

We are committed to inclusion, diversity and social justice.  Bayview Heights Community Kindergarten provides inclusive programs responsive to children’s individual needs.  This is achieved through building collaborative relationships with children, families, community, support agencies and health professionals.  Through these relationships, all children can access and participate within the program.  Inclusive environments benefit all children.

Our Kindergarten has gone through an assessment process in 2016 with Nature Play QLD and has been approved as a “Nature Play Education Provider”. We view children’s play in nature as critical to their healthy development and are pleased to be associated with Nature Play QLD who also hold this philosophy.