St Thomas’s Riverview Kindergarten and Preschool has been in operation since 1968 and is affiliated with The Lady Gowrie (QLD) Inc, a non-profit early childhood organisation. It operates an approved educational program for children aged between 3 to 5 years.
We are situated close to the University of Queensland, nestled on the banks of the river with beautiful facilities, waterfront views and natural environment!
This wonderful kindergarten has been assessed and rated as “exceeding in standards”. The friendly, expert educators, and wonderful facilities sets St Thomas Riverview above the rest.
We are a community kindergarten backed by passionate voluntary parents committee and qualified experienced teaching staff that believe in the importance of quality education and the importance of the partnership between families, staff and the community.
We at St Thomas’s recognize and celebrate the multicultural nature of our community and aim to create an environment and curriculum that embraces cultural diversity. We value each child and family’s culture and beliefs.
St Thomas’s parents, management committee and educators recognize that play is the fundamental medium for young children’s learning and is central to an effective Kindergarten curriculum. It is a natural activity for children through which they make meaning of the world around them. We believe play facilitates all development.
St Thomas’s adheres to Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. In our work with children we:
- See children as active and competent learners
- Create a safe and stimulating learning environment to encourage thoughtful play
- Promote secure attachments and warm trusting relationships and interactions
- Seek to strengthen resilience, critical thinking and informed risk-taking
- Promote communication and problem solving, social learning and awareness, and capacity to acknowledge and express feelings
A Gowrie centre gives families the opportunity to participate in their child’s formal education. At St Thomas’s Riverview Kindergarten parents are afforded the pleasure of joining in the daily running of the kindergarten.
When parents select St Thomas’s for their kindergarten they are entering into a covenant that benefits their child, themselves and the community.
Let your child become a member of our family!!!