At Playschool Kindergarten we believe in community partnerships, flexible environments and becoming environmentally responsible and continuing to always show respect to the environment.

Through our specialised offsite learning, children gain worldly learning experiences with open ended possibilities needed for purposeful and thoughtful growth form our children.

Our offsite specialised learning:

Nature Walkabout

Once a week Borobi 1, Borobi 2 and Mibunn room go on walkabout to Schusters Park across the road from the Centre. During the excursion we carry a first aid kit, emergency contact numbers for families and a mobile phone as well as water and cups. All educators attending the excursion have current senior first aid training.

Purpose of the excursion:
Connecting children to the land will allow children to spend time outdoors in nature, understanding unstructured play and inspire a love of the outdoors. We extend on children’s interest from the classroom and allow the children to freely explore their sense’s. We will respect Indigenous people on this land before us and recognise them in both our knowledge and our investigations. Nature play is seen as a fundamental element for a full and healthy childhood.

Pram About

Once a Week our Jingeri Jingeri Room go on pram about to Schusters Park and Surrounding areas. The children are seated in 2, 4-seater prams. During the excursion we carry a first aid kit, emergency contact numbers for families and a mobile phone as well as water and cups. All educators attending the excursion have current senior first aid training.

Purpose of the excursion:
To raise awareness of the outdoors, engage in small group learning, connect to the country they are on and allow children time in nature with unstructured play and observing the outdoors.

Beach Kinder

Starting in the middle of the year (after our Jellurgal Jarjums program) Mibunn Room once a month alternative day go down to Tallebudgera creek (Burleigh hill side) to explore the magic of the “Dreaming Moutain”, Jellurgal (Burleigh Headland), the land, the sea and the bush.

Intergenerational Play

Throughout the year our Borobi 1, Borobi 2 and Jingeri Jingeri children visit our intergenerational play partners at Pineshaven Aged care where we share our interest and partake in activities as partners and friends forming lifelong memories and partnerships within our community. Pineshaven Aged care also pays us visits throughout the year for all the rooms (including Jingeri Jingeri Room) to perform concerts promoting confidence and play alongside.

Woolworths

As a community partnership we continue throughout the year to connect with 19th Ave Woolworths with them providing ongoing support to our events and fundraising activities. Borobi 2 and Mibunn also pay a visit to the 19th Ave store to discover the colourful world of fresh produce and are given an opportunity to test all five senses in a fun engaging learning environment.

Seaworld

Throughout the year all rooms remain in contact with SeaWorld Animal rescue teams with discussions on pollution in the ocean and the effects on our sea creatures and environment. Mibunn room then visit SeaWorld for a full day excursion based around Ocean, Sea Animals and Environment Safety.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Throughout the year as a centre, we stay in contact with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and the wildlife hospital, we have fundraisers to raise funds to Adopt a Native Australian Animal. Mibunn room then visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for a full day excursion where they have opportunity to interact with many different, and unique types of animals and learn about their life cycles. They also watch the Wild Skies show which features the Totem of the room, a Mibunn (Wedged tail Eagle).

Containers for Change

The purpose of the excursion is for the children to learn how to be Change Makers in our World! Through our program of collecting eligible containers to recycle and collecting 10c per container children are able to learn the value of recycling while helping to save the environment. At Playschool Kindergarten we are endeavouring to drive change through real life experiences. The children travel on a seat belted bus to the Currumbin waters depot, during the excursion the children are involved in sorting the containers and placing them on the appropriate conveyor belt, see the forklifts move containers around and watch how this scheme is making a difference to our local community, hopefully encouraging children and families to recycle more.