Little Saints is all about the Children! It is also a school-based preschool facility within St John’s Lutheran School Primary School with access to a range of additional resources, staff and facilities.We see each child as unique and have a strong family and environmental focus.
We strive to create a welcoming and safe atmosphere for all of our children and their families and recognise the cultural diversity of all who attend. We believe all children can learn and aim to assist them in achieving all that they can.
We value the parents and caregivers of our students as the primary educators of their children and aim to partner with them in their child’s learning. We encourage family and community input into our program.
Play is a vital part of childhood and growing up. At St John's we believe children learn much from being outdoors in an environment with challenges and elements essential to well-rounded learning. Children learn to develop social, physical and emotional skills through play. Providing children with an indoor and outdoor learning environment that incorporates areas for quiet, natural, creative, active and stimulating play allows children to learn whilst using their imagination. By inviting a child to use their initiative and explore possibilities we provide them with the best opportunities to learn. We follow the principles of the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Framework. Our program is based on encouraging learning through the children’s interests and strengths in small or large groups, or one on one interaction. Each child's developmental progression, advancing skill levels and particular interests are noted by their teachers and the knowledge used to inform and support all children's learning.
Little Saints Preschool also explores school readiness and covers all developmental areas. The children learn pre-writing, pre-reading and pre-maths skills. In addition, they learn skills to develop friendships and adjust to new environments such as ‘big school’ through an easy transition program that allows each child to get to know the staff and families of the primary school and to take part in additional programs of the school. One of the aims of Little Saints is to give children a firm foundation for entering primary school and giving them a head start in their education.
Little Saints is located in a tranquil semi-rural location with access to large open and natural areas. Children have the opportunity to play in the rain, balance along fallen logs, climb trees, find insects, draw with sticks, get involved in dramatic play and make mud pies.