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Kingswood College Early Learning Centre (ELC) provides a caring and supportive environment where children aged three to five can grow and develop with confidence.
Again in 2019 (and previously in 2014), our ELC was awarded the overall rating of Exceeding National Quality Standards after a robust assessment and rating process as part of the National Quality Framework, in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law.
On all seven measures of quality, the Early Learning Centre was awarded the highest rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard. This is an outstanding result and testament to the quality of the teaching program and care and commitment of our Early Learning Centre staff for every child in the Centre.
The overall rating of Exceeding National Quality Standards is testament to the College’s motto of ‘where potential soars’.
|QUALITY AREA ASSESSED||RATING|
|1: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND PRACTICE||EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD|
|2: CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND SAFETY||EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD|
|3: PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT||EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD|
|4: STAFFING ARRANGEMENTS||EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD|
|5: RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN||EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD|
|6: COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES||EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD|
|7: LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT||EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD|
|OVERALL RATING||EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD|
|PROGRAM DAYS FOR 2024|
|KINDERGARTEN – TWO DAYS||MONDAY, TUESDAY|
|KINDERGARTEN - TWO DAYS||THURSDAY, FRIDAY|
|KINDERGARTEN – THREE DAYS||MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY|
|KINDERGARTEN - THREE DAYS||WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY|
|KINDERGARTEN - FOUR DAYS||MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY|
|KINDERGARTEN - FIVE DAYS||MONDAY - FRIDAY|
|PRE PREP – THREE DAYS||MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY|
|PRE PREP – THREE DAYS||WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY|
|PRE PREP – FOUR DAYS||MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY|
|PRE PREP||MONDAY - FRIDAY|
Limited places are still available in Kinder and Pre Prep in 2023. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Kinder and Pre Prep programs are available as a short day program or a long day program.
The short day program is run between 8.30am and 3.00pm during term time only (38 weeks a year).
The long day program is run between 7.30am and 6.00pm for 48 weeks a year.
Families may be eligible to receive the Child Care Subsidy for the above programs. Eligibility can be checked on the government website accessed here.
‘Happiness is as important as academic results at Kingswood College. If you feel the same – come and join us.’
‘I think the teachers for example when they are teaching science. They aren’t just doing it according to the book. I think they think of a lot of inspirational ways to stimulate the students thinking after they understand the theory of the course. But then they try to inspire and explore their creativity.’
‘They have the freedom to research for themselves, to find information for themselves. They teach them the way to do that, and then from there, our daughter built her confidence within herself and built her confidence with organising her own affairs at school and at home and being independent and I feel like that has definitely helped her and transformed her.’
‘I think from the moment that we came to Kingswood College we really did get that community feel. It wasn’t just our children studying their education, it was us really belonging to a great community. There was so many opportunities for us to be involved with the school.’
‘The school brings out the best in my daughter because they are able to recognise her special talents and abilities and help foster them. I felt in a previous school, that was larger – she got lost perhaps. Where here – each student is treated as an individual and they are helped to grow in their areas of interest.’
Zoe is passionate about raising awareness of cancer, and in the last few years at Kingswood College she has rallied the College community to participate in Relay for Life. Her amazing enthusiasm and leadership has mobilised the community for this worthwhile cause which has now raised $25,000 for the Cancer Council.
Class of 2014 graduate Jamie was on the cusp of publishing her debut novel on Tumblr or as a zine. Lucky she didn’t! Jamie is the youngest person in the history of the award to be shortlisted for the $50,000 2019 Stella Prize, which is given annually to an Australian woman for a work of literature in any genre.
Patrick from the Class of 2018, was selected to exhibit his work in the VCE Season of Excellence – Top Designs for his animation on fire safety. Patrick developed this animation as part of his VET Creative Digital Media course, to raise awareness and educate home owners about what to do in the event of a bush fire. His animation and folio are on display for the duration of the VCE Seasons of Excellence Top Designs exhibition at the Melbourne Museum.
Year 11 student Brendan received the Rotary Club of Forest Hill Youth Citizenship Award 2019. Brendan is a positive, mature and enthusiastic member of the Year 11 cohort at Kingswood College who represents our core values of Respect, Responsibility, Compassion and Integrity. He is dedicated to learning and being his best self. Brendan is also willing to help others be the best they can be and demonstrates excellent communication and relationship skills.
Brendan involves himself across the College as a Social Justice Leader, singing with the Male Voice Choir, the College Production and setting up AV for College events. Brendan is always willing to help. He is heavily involved in the community as a Patrol Leader for scouts, leading and mentoring younger members. Brendan was invited to undertake a Scouting leadership course.
Class of 2018 student Margaret took out top honours at the 2019 Premier’s VCE Awards in June – winning the Award for History – Revolutions. While in Year 12, Margaret completed Units 3 and 4 of History – Revolutions scoring a perfect 50, and achieving an ATAR of 97.25 placing her in the top 3% of the state and nationally.
In 2019 Ruby participated in The Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria and Tasmania (CLTAV) 2019 Hanyuqiao Speaking and Performance Competition for Second Language students of Chinese. The competition consisted of a 2.5-minute speech in Chinese followed by a cultural performance. Ruby’s speech was Learning Chinese and creating a better future. She drew a beautiful painting of lotus flowers within three minutes. Ruby won first place and her prize includes a sponsored trip to China in October.
Virginia from the Class of 2017, graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) in 2021. Virginia began her performing career at a young age, and featured in many productions throughout her time at Kingswood College. In 2022 she has now been selected to make her adult professional musical theatre debut in Frozen The Musical Australia.
Year 10 student Ella has recently been selected as a winner of the 2021 Takeover Melbourne competition for her entry on how ‘Spending time on a farm in the country helped me connect with my neighbours during lockdown’. You can listen to Ella’s winning entry here.