Flagstaff Hill Kindergarten
Welcome to Flagstaff Hill Kindy, South Australia. Our preschool was established in 1975 as a Department for Education site. It is situated in a quiet suburban street backing onto the beautiful Sturt Gorge. It is also within walking distance to our main feeder site, Flagstaff Hill Primary School.
At Flagstaff Hill Kindergarten, we believe that children are creative, competent and capable and therefore we empower children to make choices about their learning. Our learning environments spark interest and curiosity, supporting children to develop life-long learning dispositions, such as problem solving, risk taking, persistence and confidence. We facilitate group learning and believe children learn through play and relationships.
Our Bush Kindy program runs through Term 2 and 3 each year, offering nature education to children in our back garden and the adjoining Sturt Gorge. We believe this program fosters collaborative learning, motor skill development, respect for the environment, and resilience.
We value each child's connection with family, community, culture and place. We provide an open, welcoming and inclusive environment to develop secure and trusting relationships where we can learn and grow from each other. We utilise our connections with nature and our Bush Kindy Program to support children's understandings of the Kaurna land where we walk and play, utilising texts, play based learning experiences and Aboriginal Elders to develop our knowledge collectively.
Nature and Sustainability
We encourage children to develop a sense of respect and responsibility for their learning environment through our Bush Kindy Program and walks to the Sturt Gorge. As educators, we intentionally plan for learning opportunities to support their understandings and purchase learning resources to strengthen this focus.
We believe that children learn best through play with supportive and responsive educators. We provide opportunities to connect with nature, loose parts, real tools and open ended materials. Educators support and challenge children to be life long learners by developing their dispositions in inquiry, planning for their learning, persisting and reflecting.