Birth to Five Learning @ St Brigid's

"Moovers 'N’ Shakers" - Monday Mornings from 9.00am - 10:30am in our Community Hall

"Play Gym: Healthy Hearts - Healthy Minds" - Tuesday from 9:00am - 10.30am in our Community Hall

"Pre-Kinder" - Every Thursday morning in Term Four from 9.00am

Kindergarten - Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, every week of the school year

Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a valuable experience for children. Young children develop enormously between birth and age five. The skills and values learnt in the first few years of life stay with children forever and affect their ability to learn and succeed for the rest of their lives.

In Kindergarten children:

  • Learn through play and activities planned by the teacher guided by the Early Years Learning Framework.
  • Play with other children and discover, create, improvise and imagine.
  • Test out their ideas, ask questions and expand their thinking.
  • Use a wide range of equipment specially designed to support their learning.
  • Spend time playing and learning as part of small and large groups and on their own.
  • Build independence, confidence and skills for getting along with others.
  • Develop literacy and numeracy skills and learn about the world around them.

Birth to Five Learning

St Brigid's Catholic School is proud to partner with Early Years Educator Kristy Russell to deliver two weekly programs aimed at promoting healthy development for Birth-5 years. All families with young children in our community are invited to participate and sessions are free of charge. With links to the Early Years Learning Framework you can rest assured you and your little one is accessing the highest quality education programs in a fun, supportive and play-based environment.

Our primary goal is to engage you, as a parent and the first educator of your child. It is also hoped that what we undertake in our sessions can be repeated at home. We have a belief that through rich experiences we focus on the learning process. This includes the affirmations and celebrations, the learning and the challenges that are provided for you as a parent as you support your child.


Moovers 'n' Shakers

“MOOVERS N SHAKERS MUSIC”

WHEN: Mondays

WHERE: St Brigid's Community Hall

TIME: 9.00am - 10.30am

AGE: Suitable for Birth to age Five

DATES: Every Monday during Term time

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a fruit/vegetable snack and water to drink.

The session will conclude with a communal snack and a visit to our school Library to sit and read together before choosing a book to take home for the week.

Moovers ‘n’ Shakers Music is a fantastic opportunity for you and your child to participate in interactive musical and literacy-based experiences. Research tells us of the many positive benefits of music on health and wellbeing - not only for your developing child, but also for you as an adult! Using a variety of percussion instruments, puppets, songs and parachute games we will learn about musical concepts such as fast/slow, soft/loud as well as topics to do with numbers, letters, colours, body parts.


PlayGym: HEALTHY HEARTS - HEALTHY MINDS

WHEN: Tuesdays

WHERE: St Brigid's Community Hall

TIME: 9-10.30am

AGE: Most activities designed for Toddlers (walking) to age 5, however a designated babies area is also set up

DATES: Every Tuesday during Term time

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a fruit/vegetable snack and water to drink and dress your child in comfortable, loose clothing.

Most of us are aware of the research these days reminding us that we need to include more physical activities in our day to keep our hearts and our minds healthy. So let’s give your little ones a head start in life and get them involved in a range of fun physical activities designed to promote gross motor skills and coordination. Come and join us in the Hall to engage in activities such as climbing, running, catching, throwing, balancing. The session will conclude with a short relaxation time, communal snack and a literacy-based experience. for parents and the children.