(03) 5572 2740
POSSUMS (3 & 4-YEAR-OLD)
Teacher: Melissa Shewell
Monday, Wednesday & alternate Fridays
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Teacher: Christine Wildgoose
Tuesday, Thursday & alternate Fridays
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The North Hamilton Preschool Centre was first established in 1952 and was run from the North Hamilton Hall. In 1955, it became known as North Hamilton Kindergarten, when the salary of the trained teacher was wholly subsidised by the government.
But it wasn’t until 1967 that the kindergarten sessions commenced at the current site at 134 Coleraine Road, after many years of fundraising efforts were made by North Hamilton Kindergarten parent groups to purchase the land and then complete the necessary building works.
Our motto is “Growing Happy Kids” and our highly experienced and dedicated educators strive to develop rich and engaging programs that reflect the individual interests for all our children, ultimately building their confidence, resilience and ability to face new challenges in readiness for their next step into a formal education at school.
North Hamilton Kindergarten acknowledges the Gunditjmara people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land. We pay respect to the Elders both past and present and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians.
In relation to children
We know that every child develops in their own time. We provide an engaging and stimulating program based on the children’s individual needs which is planned and delivered by educators using the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.
Our Kindergarten provides opportunities for all children to become competent and independent learners, through independent and collaborative play and activities, that foster a variety of learning dispositions.
Our Kindergarten guides and extends children’s learning to prepare children and families for school.
We believe in encouraging and educating children on the value of sustainability, the use of natural and recycled materials and the importance of protecting the natural environment, as well as respecting the built environment.
We provide an indoor and outdoor environment that is inclusive and offers opportunity whilst nurturing the individual strengths and needs of the child.
In relation to families
We recognise that children belong first to their family, whatever structure this takes, and recognise that this is the child’s most significant relationship. We highly value the diverse cultural backgrounds and link between our families, our early learning environment and the wider community and promote open opportunities and partnerships.
In relation to colleagues
Our team of educators work collaboratively and use their strengths throughout the program to help children grow holistically, with relationships that are trusting and respectful, to promote a sense of belonging.