Maribyrnong Preschool Philosophy in Action:
Maribyrnong Primary School has been assessed or rated under the National Quality Framework. We achieved the highest rating possible - 'exceeding the national standard' in each of the seven quality areas. Further information regarding can be obtained from the National Register.
Following are the values, policies and procedures which are the foundation of our preschool philosophy.
Maribyrnong Primary School has four preschool groups. Our educators work collaboratively to plan experiences for the children using the Early Years Learning Framework to guide the intentional and incidental learning for the children in each group. The preschool children are part of the wider Maribyrnong Primary community and are involved in a number of opportunities to visit our main site and participate in shared learning experiences with their older peers. The preschool children visit the school library once a week, engage in a buddy program in semester two and join in whole school events such as the Walkathon, SRC fundraising days and the school concert.
As part of our yearlong transition program our preschool children engage in two programs. The first is a science program with our specialist preschool science teacher Taryn Cameron-Smith. A weekly lesson allows our preschool children to pose questions, wonder and discover how science is connected to our lives. The second program is a literacy program where the focus is on building a strong foundation for the formal teaching that occurs after preschool. The focus is on phonological awareness with some explicit instruction in phonemic awareness where developmentally appropriate. These sessions are taught by Jantiena Batt, the deputy principal. These programs allow our preschool children to become familiar with some of the faces they will see when they are in kindergarten the following year.
- research that affirms the value of play in learning and curriculum delivery
- high expectations through personalised support for each child
- respectful, reciprocal relationships through open communication
- cultural diversity as a celebration of individual differences
- continuous improvement through regular reflection on practice
- comprehensive documentation that makes learning visible and communicates outcomes and progress
- productive partnerships with families as the major influence in children's lives
- aesthetically-pleasing, natural and sustainable environments conducive to play
- seamless and effective transitions that promote positive, successful school experiences
- confidentiality as a means of respecting everyone's right to privacy
In Child Friendly language:
- We value play – it is how we learn best.
- Our teachers believe in each of us as capable learners.
- We honour each other.
- We celebrate each other for who we are.
- We reflect on our learning.
- We can show you our learning.
- Our team is made up of our families, our friends, our teachers, ourselves.
- Our learning spaces look and feel play-friendly.
- We know what our education journey looks like.
- We respect each other.
Hodori and Roni - Monday and Tuesday 8.45 am to 2.45 pm and Wednesday 8.45 am to 11.45 am
Misha and Cobi - Wednesday 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm and Thursday and Friday 8.45 am to 2.45 pm
Policy and Procedure Overview:
|Policy Area||Corresponding Regulations(s)||Education and Training Policy/Procedure (includes relevant external agencies)||Maribyrnong Preschool Procedure||Maribyrnong Preschool Specific Documentation|
|Nutrition, food and beverages, dietary requirements||168|
Eat for Health Educator Guide
Australian Dietary Guidelines Summary
ACT Food and Drink Policy 2015 (FAD201502)
|Nutrition and food safety procedures|
|Sun Protection||168||Sun Protection Policy (SP200609)||Sunscreen at Preschool Note|
|Incident, injury, trauma, illness||168, 85, 86, 87, 88|
Student Accidents/Incidents Policy (SAI200811)
Infectious Diseases - Outbreak Procedures and Exclusion Perious (IDO2002)
|Medical Conditions||168, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96|
Management of Eating and Drinking Support in ACT Public Schools (MOEADS201002)
Students with a disability: Meeting their educational needs (SWD200810)
|Procedure for Dealing with Medical Conditions in Children|
|First Aid||168, 137, 136 (2), 94, 90, 89|
Health and Safety Policy - First Aid (FAP2003)
Administration of Prescribed Medication, Catheters & Injections to Students (APC199703)
|Preschool Incident/Injury/Trauma Record|
|Emergency and Evacuation||168, 97|
Temporary Closure of Schools Policy (TCS199711)
Critical/Non-Critical Incident Management and Reporting Policy (CNCIMR201301)
Critical/Non-Critical Incident Management and Reporting Procedure
|Unexpected and Immediate Closure of Preschool Site|
|Delivery and Collection of Children||168, 99||Delivery and Collection of Children at Preschool Procedure||Preschool Enrolment Pack|
|Excursions||168, 100, 102||Excursion Policy (EMP200607)|
Preschool Permission Note (Cost)
Preschool Permission Note (No Cost)
|Providing a Child Safe Environment||168|
Child Protection and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in the ACT (CPRCAN201007)
Child protection and reporting child abuse and neglect - Guidelines for ACT Public Schools
Providing Safe Schools P-12 (SSP200704)
DHS - Keeping Children and Young People Safe - A guide to reporting child abuse and neglect in the ACT
Teachers Code of Professional Practice
ACT Public Service Code of Conduct
Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics
Preschool Staff Induction Folder
|Interactions with Children||168, 155, 156|
Working with children and young people - Volunteering Policy and Procedures (WCY2003)
Code of Conduct for Volunteers
Information Pack for Volunteers
|Enrolment and Orientation||168, 158|
Education Participation (Enrolment and Attendance) (EP201111)
Enrolment in ACT Public Schools (Early Childhood Schools - Year 12) Procedure
Student Immunisation Record Keeping Policy
|Enrolment and Orientation Procedure|
Preschool Preferences Note
|Governance and Management||181, 168, 150|
Student Record Keeping Policy (SRK200610)
|Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations||168||Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations Policy and Procedure|
|Payment of Fees||168||Payment of Voluntary Contributions|
|Dealing with Complaints||168||Complaints Resolution Policy (CRP200601)||Complaints and Feedback Procedure|