Class Structure & Times
Bardon Community Kindy operates two self-contained Units. Unit 1 and Unit 2 each accommodate 2 classes across the week (Group 1 and Group 2), each with 22 members. To accommodate for the diverse needs of our community, we offer two different class structures across the week.
- Group 1 classes operate Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week – 8:30am till 2:40pm.
- Group 2 classes operate a longer program Thursday and Friday each week – 8:15am till 3:45pm (2021: 8:00am till 3:30pm).
We offer an Outside Hours Care service outside of Kindy hours to support the work and care needs of our families.
Please note that Bardon Kindy operates in line with the Queensland School Calendar. We do not offer any education or care service during the school holidays.
Excursions, Visitors and Additional Experiences
Through out the year our educational program is further enriched and extended through the facilitation of additional experiences and interactions with members of our community. This is achieved by welcoming visitors into our place or venturing out on excursions.
Some additional experiences that hold significance within the traditions of Bardon Kindy include:
- Fire Brigade Visit
- Police Community Officer Visit
- Excursion to Balaangala Indigenous Bush Food Garden and Reconciliation Space
- Excursion to Bardon State School and St Joseph School and Prep Classes
- Local Dentist Visit
- Sports Day in Bowman Park
- Excursion to Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre and Enoggera Reservoir
- Literary or Puppet Performance
- End of Year Concert and Celebration
This list is subject to change and additional experiences are regularly organised in response to specific interests and learning directions of the children. We strongly welcome contributions from parents and family members to further compliment the Kindy program.
Venturing into our backyard – Bowman Park.
We make the most of the natural wonders and space that Bowman Park has to provide by facilitating regular visits into the Park and adjacent Ithaca Creek. Our Nature Play Provision document provides further information about how we utilise these ventures to extend the possibilities of the educational program.
Transition to Prep
At Bardon Kindy we are passionate about supporting our children and families through positive transitions to Prep. We maintain strong relationships with local schools and facilitate face to face discussions with teachers to ensure they are informed to best support each individual student. For those children who will transition to schools outside our local catchments, we facilitate phone conversations. We also organise excursions to local schools so that our children have positive experiences within the school context, which promotes comfort and confidence when making the transition to school.