At Mt Gravatt Community Kindergarten we believe that each child is unique, capable and competent, with individual strengths, interests and expectations. We promote children's agency and believe that each child should be listened to, respected and valued. In our kindergarten learning environment, children are encouraged and supported to explore, play and engage.
Children come to our kindergarten with their own history of family, experiences and knowledge. We believe that each child’s family should be listened to, respected and valued. We encourage and support all families to build working partnerships with the kindergarten.
We believe that Mt Gravatt Community Kindergarten is a first step into an extended community for many children and it is a time to empower children with a developing understanding of community and environment.
We value promoting a kindergarten where all can feel a sense of belonging. We recognise the traditional custodians of this land on which we explore, play, laugh and learn. We believe that meaningful connections between children, adults and environments provide a rich and significant platform for learning. We value and respect Kaggur Mabul, the land on which our kindergarten is situated and acknowledge the rich impact this beautiful environment has on learning and wellbeing. Indigenous perspectives, and ways of knowing, are embedded into our daily program and practice. The children benefit from our connections with Aboriginal elders, learning to respect and connect with the land, care for wildlife, take only what we need, embrace storytelling and truth telling, and commit to a journey towards reconciliation.
Play is valued as an authentic and effective method of teaching and learning for all children. Children are valued as co-creators of a constantly evolving curriculum and environment in which they are encouraged to explore, create, wonder, question, observe and reflect upon.
We believe in engaging in a cycle of learning that demonstrates the value of critical reflection, and continual learning processes. We believe that children are lifelong learners who learn through reflection, connection to others and meaningful engagement with their world.