​​​​Port Douglas Community Kindergarten

THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY
We recognise the value and richness of play as a catalyst for children’s learning and their ongoing engagement in meaningful experiences. When children play they approach experiences with interest, ownership, empowerment and possibility.


DOCUMENTING YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING
Portfolios are more than a memory or keepsake of your child’s time at Kindy. Not only do they provide an insight into your child’s learning, they also make the quality of our teaching practice visible to you. These portfolios are a collaborative effort and will be available to families and children throughout the day. They provide children with an opportunity to revisit and reflect on past experiences.
You are encouraged to be a co-participant in three-way communication (i.e. child, parent and educator) and contribute photos, stories, art works or any memorabilia that tells a story about your child’s life and their learning journey.


TRANSITION STATEMENTS
At the end of the year the centre provides a “Transition Statement” of the child’s learning. Two copies of this are given so families can give one copy to your child’s chosen prep school.

1. Early Years Learning Framework

The national guide for early childhood education focusing on

BEING, BELONGING, BECOMING under the areas of:

  • IDENTITY
  • WELL BEING
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMMUNICATION AND LEARNING
Connect with us today
Phone: 07 4098 5811
Email: ​info@portdouglaskindergarten.com.au​
Visit: 4 Endeavour Street, Port Douglas, Queensland, 4877
(We are located within Port Douglas State School Grounds)

​2. Building Waterfalls
The C & K guide focusing on the importance of play.

  • Connecting
  • Enlarging
  • Listening
  • Exploring

We recognise the value and richness of play as a catalyst for children's learning and their ongoing engagement in meaningful experiences. When children play they approach experiences with interest, ownership, empowerment and possibility.