We are excited to announce that St Mary’s College is accepting enrolments for the first girls-only Kinder class in 2021. While changing to girls-only in the early years is new for St Mary’s, the College has been leading the way in girls’ education for decades, having girls-only classes from Year 3 to Year 12 on the one, central campus.
Kinder at St Mary’s College is a wonderful place for children. It provides countless opportunities to discover, think, plan and play. We provide a nurturing, trusting and caring environment.
Children are encouraged to be independent and embrace the structure of each day. We really value the focus on kindness, and every individual is valued and celebrated. What a great start to our journey in formal education!
– Brigid Shea, Kinder parent and St Mary’s College alumna
Applications for Kinder in 2021 are due on Friday 1 May. Click here to download an enrolment form.
Would you like to learn more about St Mary’s College? Scroll down further to see the Kinder classrooms and facilities and take a video tour of the College here.
For more information about the enrolment process, please contact Enrolment Officer, Fiona Medwin on (03) 6108 2560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to enrol
Due to social distancing measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, we are currently unable to meet with prospective students and their families face-to-face. The College can accept scanned copies of the signed enrolment form and Birth Certificate so that the application can be processed. The College is required to sight the original or certified copy of the Birth Certificate by the end of 2020.
Enrolment forms and supporting documents can be provided by email email@example.com or post to Enrolment Officer, St Mary’s College, 164 Harrington Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000.
Learning in Kinder
The Kinder program is designed to nurture and provide opportunities to build confidence, independence and the joy of discovery and learning, which will carry on well beyond the student’s year in Kinder.
We provide a play based educational program that builds on the College’s vision statement and is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Our program is planned and implemented by taking into account the different interests, cultural backgrounds and developmental levels of all children. We focus on enhancing their strengths, recognising that children develop at their own pace to reach their individual potential. As a Catholic school we value the uniqueness of each child and aim to build and nourish their personal relationship with Jesus.
The early-learning facility at St Mary’s College is purpose-built, designed with our youngest students’ experiences in mind. The modern space offers a stimulating and nurturing environment that is tailored to foster play and sensory-based learning. Kinder classrooms are large, airy and bright, overlooking the outdoor play space.
Outdoor play space
Adjacent to the classrooms is a large outdoor play area featuring play equipment, a sandpit, water pump and stream, ‘bird nest’ sensory tub and sensory path, where children can explore and experiment with their natural surroundings.