About OHHK

The Staff Team

Director Michelle Morrissey
Teacher Eleanor Rowe
ECW2 Rosslyn Aistrope
Preschool Support/AKC Zoey Linn

Term Dates

  Begins Ends
Term 1 Tuesday 31 January Thursday 13 April
Term 2 Tuesday 2 May Thursday 6 July
Term 3 Tuesday 25 July Thursday 28 September
Term 4 Tuesday 17 October Thursday 14 December

Philosophy

In 2017 we plan to update our Statement of Philosophy with the help of our parent community.

If you would like a copy of our current Philosophy please ask a staff member and we will happily provide you with a copy.

Funding

O’Halloran Hill Kindergarten is a DECD service which receives a government grant to assist in the running of the site.

DECD funding covers warranted staffing salaries and provides funds for some of the general running and day to day operation of the centre. This funding however does not cover the entire cost of running the Kindy making the payment of fees and fundraising a highly important part of our income.

Our Kindy needs to ensure covering all of its running costs including utilities, cleaning, maintenance (building and grounds), finance and admin support officers, all indoor and outdoor resources and consumables.

Celebrating every child’s right to play at OHHK

What does this mean for your child today?

Play provides your child with opportunities to learn as s/he discovers, creates, improvises and imagines.

When your child plays with other children they create social groups, test out ideas, challenge each other’s thinking and build new understandings. Play provides a supportive environment where your child can ask questions, solve problems and engage in critical thinking. Play can expand your child’s thinking and enhance his/her desire to know and to learn. Play enables your child to simply enjoy being.

We as a staff team take our role in your child’s play very seriously. We are playful adults.

We work towards sustained and responsive conversations with your child. These conversations help build attachment between us and your child.

We work to provide to provide balance between child led, child initiated and teacher supported play and learning.

We create the learning environment to encourage your child to explore, solve problems, create and construct through play.

We work with your child to promote and model positive ways to play and be with others.

We work towards supporting the inclusion of all children in play, including yours and we help your child to recognize when play is unfair. We work together with your child to build a caring, fair and inclusive learning community.

Play based learning is a context for learning through which children organize and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations.

(From ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia’ document)