Why choose Ripponlea Kinder?
At Ripponlea Kinder, we are respectful of the knowledge that children begin kindergarten with their own interests, questions, values, and family backgrounds. We seek to develop enduring and equitable relationships between children, their peers and adults, enabling each child to feel safe, respected, happy and nurtured.
At Ripponlea Kindergarten we:
Create a safe, welcoming and stimulating learning environment
Offer low teacher : student ratios
We value family and community support at the kindergarten and are led by a parent run Committee of Management
Endeavor to teach sustainable practices to the children that instill a responsibility for their world
Recognise that children's connections to their community are essential to their sense of belonging
Believe that PLAY is essential for children's learning and children learn best within an unhurried environment
Ensure that kinder is FUN, NURTURING and INCLUSIVE.
Our 3-4yr old group participates in a weekly specialist program. Past programs have included Yoga and Music.
Our 4-5yr old Possums group engage in a Bush Kinder Program at Ripponlea Estate.
Our 4-5yr old groups engage in a weekly Italian Language program, and we endeavour to provide incursions that inspire and educate over the year.