Seaview Community Kindergarten
Nestled by the sea on the corner of Broome Street and Jarrad Street in Cottesloe, Seaview Community Kindergarten offers a comprehensive and exciting program for children from North Cottesloe and the surrounding areas. We are proud to offer:
- A beautiful natural sea-side environment and extensive educational resources.
- Music lessons that inspire a love of music and incorporate many pre-literacy skills.
- Exciting incursions and excursions.
- Connections with our link school, North Cottesloe Primary School.
We have two classes, each attending for 15 hours spread over two-and-a-half days a week. The blue group attend on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings and the red group attend on Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays.
Our program is for children turning 4-years-old by 30th June in their year of attendance.
Seaview Kindy’s program is planned to encourage growth in the areas of language, social and emotional development, and physical and intellectual development. Children are encouraged to function independently in their adaptive/self-help skills, e.g. putting their water bottles in the box, packing away after their activity, etc. Literacy is highly valued in the program. We explore the 44 phonic sounds of English, e.g., '/a/ for apple, /b/ for ball,’ etc. Letters are written in lower-case, starting in the top left-hand corner. When writing children’s names only the first letter should be a capital. Your child will have new experiences and learn new skills. Getting along with others, moving from egocentric play to group play, listening, sharing, being part of a group, caring for him or herself and others, problem solving, co-operating, communicating, and learning rules and routines.
Music is a favourite session with the children. Many of the musical skills learned are also those needed for early literacy.
A typical day
Children arrive and settle for their kindy day playing with puzzles. The then move to a circle session or their music lesson. A literacy or numeracy activity follows. Children then play outside before sharing fruit for morning tea. This is followed by an art/craft activity. A story is read before eating lunch and is followed by a rest time when the children enjoy listening to a traditional fairy tale. Afternoons are time for construction, outside play and story reading. Play time is flexible depending on the weather.
Excursions and Incursions
During the year, we have a number of excursions and incursions which enhance the learning experience for your child. In the past, these have included trips to AQWA, Scitech and the Zoo.