Tindal Preschool is located on the RAAF Base at Tindal, 18km from Katherine. It services all children residing on Base and those who are attending Little Geckos Childcare Centre.The preschool year is available to all children who will be 4 years of age by June 30th.
WHAT IS PRESCHOOL?
Preschool provides a supporting, stimulating, and educational environment in which children will be actively involved. Each session provides interesting learning activities in a manner appropriate to each individual child; developing literacy and numeracy skills, motor development, social, emotional and "life" skills in creative and nurturing environments. Environments are ever changing and we need to adapt by teaching problem solving and reasoning skills.
We work closely with parents to ensure each child develops a love of learning; experimenting and exploring both through structured and unstructured play, producing creative, intuitive and imaginative responses with an understanding of the world around them.
With success comes success and we carefully programme experiences that are sufficiently varied and flexible, to ensure learning is fun and to maximise each child's potential.
Preschool is designed to also assist children to make the transition from a home/carer environment to a school environment.
It is a sessional programme operated by the NT Dept of Education with the NT Curriculum Framework, staffed by qualified teachers.
The morning class is: Monday-Friday 8.00-11.00am
The afternoon class is: Monday-Friday 12.00-3.00pm.
"It's not what you teach your child, but what you teach them to do for themselves that will make the difference."