Our Philosophy

Welcome to Apollo Bay Preschool

Apollo Bay Preschool has been providing kindergarten programs for many generations in our picturesque, coastal town along the beautiful Great Ocean Road. As a community program we value working in partnership with families and are managed by a parent voluntary committee of management. We hold several fundraising events as well as working bees throughout the year, to provide revenue for vital projects and equipment for the centre. We rely on the participation of our preschool families to make these a success.

Apollo Bay Preschool Philosophy

Children:

Each child is recognised as an individual. Learning is an individual process that occurs in a number of sequential stages. Therefore, the uniqueness and potential of each child will be recognised, developed and nurtured. 

Children will be encouraged to be independent and assume as much responsibility in his/her surroundings as their skills will allow.

Children develop through exploration, experimentation, and experience within their environment; therefore , they will be given the opportunity to do this in their own way and in their own time.

The worth of the cultural and linguistic diversity that children bring to the centre will be acknowledged and the centre will work to ensure that no child is discriminated against on the basis of gender, age, race, religion, language, ability and culture.

Family:

The family is viewed as the child's primary educator and socialiser; therefore, family and teachers working together in a collaborative way will enhance a child's overall development.

There are profound differences in parenting styles, values and expectations; therefore, there will be an aim to be responsive to those different styles.

Acknowledging the uniqueness of each family and the significance and beliefs will be a priority within the program.

Program:

Each child has individual differences that need to be accepted and reflected in the program.

Programs will be provided that are responsive to the community needs.

Every child has the right to voice their opinion and assert themselves in a positive manner; therefore, the program will encourage empowerment and confidence.

The program will endeavor to provide flexibility in relation to the child, family and the wider community.

Events:

Sept 7 2020 8pm : Preschool Committee Meeting via Zoom
 

Preschoolers return Mon Oct 5 for term 4 finishing Preschool Tues Dec 15 ( Preschool) and Thurs  Dec 10 ( Activity Group) 

 

Fri Aug 14 2020 : Virtual Preschool Open Day from 10am - 11.30am

Hard copies of our Expressions of Interest in our 2021 Programs are available on request due Sept 17 2020
 

Term 4 Mon Oct 5 -   Offer of places for our 2021 Mixed Age Program. Place confirmed upon payment of Enrolment Fee and first Invoice for term fees.

AGM Fri Oct 30 starting 6pm at Preschool

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