Preschool - The Orchids
Cafe role play. What cake will you order?
Smiley sandwiches: made from home grown sprouts and health food.
STEM challenge: Can you design a building from blocks and then build your design?
Team Leader and Impact Coach
Kristina Quinell (Teacher)
Flying Duck Orchids (Monday, Tuesday )
Kristina Quinell (Teacher)
Canberra Spider Orchids (Thursday, Friday)
Jo Stratton (Teacher)
Black Mountain Leopard Orchids (Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays)
Louise Frawley (Executive Teacher)
Tiina Smith and Tamara Sherrif
At Evatt Preschool we value children's worlds, enrich their lives and grow citizens.
We offer an exciting play-based learning program directed at harnessing children's interests, fostering independence and developing a lifelong love for learning. At Evatt, our children are provided with a routine that allows for uninterrupted play for investigating both indoor and outdoor environments. They are given the tools to manage their learning time and the freedom to choose how they spend it. The educators at Evatt Preschool prioritise offering a variety of opportunities to suit each child's individuality and teach children to work on both solitary and collaborative learning projects.
At Evatt, our children and parents are valued contributors of the learning process. They are encouraged to offer feedback and make decisions or suggestions around learning goals and experiences. Our parents are also highly encouraged to volunteer in our classroom either by joining in with our investigation time or offering their skills in a more structured experience e.g. cooking, sewing, gardening, construction etc. Evatt Preschool works closely with the staff, students and community at the Primary School, taking part in events, learning programs and using facilities throughout the year.
Evatt Preschool works under the Early Years Learning Framework as our Preschool Curriculum document. As such we focus on developing the following key outcomes in our children:
Outcomes 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to the world
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
Useful resources and websites for parents and carers:
The link below will take you to the framework used in our planning cycle which is used to inform our play-based program, daily observations and the reporting process at the end of the year.
National Quality Standards:
The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a high national benchmark for early childhood education and care services in Australia
Evatt Preschool takes part in the Fresh Tastes program which educates students about nutrition and health – like how to pack a healthy lunch box and how to grow and cook healthy food.
Kids at Play
Evatt Preschool takes part in the Kids at Play program which educates students about the benefits an active lifestyle has in their health, growth and development.