Hello, my name is Joanne Mifsud and I am the Early Childhood Teacher in the 4-5 Kinder room. I have been an ECT for 3 years and in the Early Childhood sector for 6 years. I found my passion began at an early age, completing my work experience in a Kindergarten is where my desire for early education grew fonder.
I am passionate about creating an environment where children feel safe, secure, respected, nurtured and supported as they learn, grow and discover. My role is to promote a collaborative, inclusive and supportive learning environment for children, their families and the teaching team.
Trust, honesty and empathy for others are values which I respect and see as the foundations for establishing and maintaining respectful partnership with children, families and colleagues.
I look forward to meeting with your children and their families as well as working alongside you to achieve those goals for your child.
Our Kindergarten room provides an approved, government funded Kindergarten Program for children aged from three to five years old. This program meets all government guidelines to ensure that children are ready for their transition
Our Kindergarten program is delivered Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm by an experienced and Bachelor Qualified, Early Childhood Teacher. This program is play-based as we believe that children learn best this way. Through this program, children are exposed to and explore a range of structured and unstructured learning experiences that focus on social and emotional well-being, reading and writing skills and the development of communication skills.
In the Kindergarten room, children are encouraged to be self-sufficient, resilient and develop a positive sense of self. Social and problem solving skills are considered an essential part of our Kindergarten program and children are taught to respect themselves and others in preparation for their transition into the school setting.
Our Educators provide children with the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve their best when undergoing the transition to school. We support both children and parents during this transition and provide parents with a transition statement at the end of the year.
We believe communication is the most important tool to develop and maintain strong and personalised relationships between our Educators and families. We use a wide range of methods to communicate within the room, such as conversations, telephone calls and our online child portfolio program, Storypark.
Click here to learn more about how Storypark can keep you in touch with your child's day.
We would love you to visit our Kindergarten Room, meet our Kindergarten Teacher and discuss how we can work with you to meet the needs of you and your child.