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About us

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 friendly experienced staff, and wonderful facilities.

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!!!

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Best Kindy in Brisbane! Our daughter transferred from the UK a few months ago and is absolutely thriving at St Thomas's - she always comes home from Kindy full of news about her day (often in song). I especially like that the children are encouraged to take responsibility for themselves and the focus is on learning through play, we are busting at the seams with creative gifts from our little one 🙂

Stephanie Robinson March 9, 2017

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The most beautiful kindergarten in Brisbane! Right on the river with lots of room to play and explore and a park right next door for after Kindie play. The teachers and staff are amazing. The kindergarten offers a perfect mix of multiculturalism that is reflected within the St. Lucia community.
My son loves it!

Georg Bakker April 5, 2019

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