The Early Years Learning Framework guides Renown's curriculum enabling each child’s learning in the five outcomes:
• Children have a strong sense of identity
• Children are connected with and contribute to their world
• Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
• Children are confident and involved learners
• Children are effective communicators.
The Curriculum decision making at Renown is informed by the context, setting and cultural diversity of our families and our community. The program at Renown Kindergarten for each child takes into account their strengths, capabilities, culture, interests and experiences. Each child’s current knowledge, ideas, culture and interests provide the foundation for the program. Every child is supported to participate in the program. Each child’s learning and development is assessed as part of an ongoing cycle of planning, documenting and evaluating children’s learning. Critical reflection and evaluation of children’s learning and development, both as individuals and in groups, is used as a primary source of information for planning and to improve the effectiveness of the program and teaching strategies.
Relevant information about the program and your child’s participation in the program is shared with you on a regular basis in our daily reflection books, your child’s portfolio, photographs and documentation of your child’s work and learning.
3 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM
3-year old kindergarten program operates over (4) school terms of approximately 10 weeks duration (depending where Easter falls yearly). There are a total number of 21 children and 2 staff members attending any particular session.
3 year-old kindergarten operates over 2 groups:
Monday 1:00pm - 4:30pm, and Tuesday 8:30am - 3:00pm
Monday 8:30am - 12:00pm, and Wednesday 8:30am - 3:00pm
Extended care available on Tuesday and Wednesday
from 3.00pm - 5.30pm
4 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM
The 4-year old kindergarten program operates over (4) school terms of approximately 10 weeks duration (depending where Easter falls yearly).
Monday 1:00pm - 4:30pm,
Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30am - 3:00pm
Monday 8:30am - 12:00pm,
Thursday & Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm
Extended care available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday from 3.00pm - 5.30pm
4 years old on or before 30th April and must not have accessed a funded kindergarten place in the previous year, unless a second year of funded kindergarten has been granted. All places in 4-year old kindergarten are offered subject to State Government funding.
FRENCH BILINGUAL 3 & 4 YEAR OLD PROGRAM - LES COCCINELLES
Based on the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the programme 2015 de l'école maternelle (French Education National), your child will be immersed in a dual program:
French taught by a French qualified teacher
English taught by an Australian qualified teacher
Les Coccinelles (The Ladybugs): Thursday and Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm
Extended care available on Thursday and Friday from 4.00pm - 5.30pm
NOW OFFERING EXTENDED CARE
Renown is now offering extended care for greater flexibility with work, family or volunteer commitments, while retaining the benefits of a sessional kindergarten program.
Families can choose to enrol in extended care on their child's full kinder days.
Available from 3:00pm to 5:30pm on Tuesday to Friday.
The program will be run by a Bachelor trained Teacher, supported by an Educator.
There are a maximum of 22 places available on each day, so be quick to secure your place.
Term Dates 2019
Term 1: 29 January (school teachers start) to 5 April
Term 2: 23 April to 28 June
Term 3: 15 July to 20 September
Term 4: 7 October to 20 December
The first few weeks of the kindergarten programs are reserved for program planning and induction/settling sessions. Please note these are temporarily shorter sessions, which facilitate the transition period. This allows the children to settle into their kinder program to ensure they have a happy and less anxious start to their new environment, new Teacher and Educators, a longer day and getting to know new children.
This is a process that we have found to be beneficial and help with the smooth transition for your child.
For your specific class times please refer to the introduction letter you will receive in your information pack.
Registration to Renown is now open. Browse our forms and information below and download the files you need. If you have any questions, get in touch with a member of our team today.
PAYMENT OF FEES
When a child in four year old kindergarten is in receipt of DET funding at another kindergarten, Renown reserves the right to charge full fees including the equivalent of the government subsidy that is not received by Renown Kindergarten. Similarly, when a child is repeating four year old Kindergarten, without DET approval for a second year of four year old funded Kindergarten, Renown reserves the right to charge full fees including the equivalent of government subsidy that is not received by Renown.
An invoice will be emailed to you prior to the new term starting. Payment is strictly due by the invoice due date, unless otherwise arranged with the Business Manager. If term one payments are not made by the due date, your position will be given to the next child on the waiting list. If a term 2-4 payment is not received by the due date, a fee of $20 will be charged for every week that fees are overdue.