Thorndon Park Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a bridge between home and school, where the curriculum and environment are designed to be flexible as well as structured, familiar yet challenging, a place where there is plenty of time to pursue interests, practice, discover, have fun and learn with staff whose speciality is early childhood education.

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Thorndon Park Kindergarten will be a partnership of parents, caregivers and staff committed to developing the knowledge, skills, dispositions and values necessary to empower children to become independent, optimistic learners and respectful, responsible citizens.

Thorndon Park Kindergarten

Our Vision Statement

Preschool Enrolment

Link to form on DECD website

Parent Information

The kindergarten is situated in the suburb of Athelstone. It services the residents of Athelstone, Newton, Rostrevor, Campbelltown, Paradise and surrounding areas. It offers small group sizes and a dedicated and experienced staff team. It is well resourced within a beautiful natural setting.

It operates on a full-time basis, offering the following services:

  • 15 hours of preschool per week
  • 2 full days of preschool – either Monday and Tuesday OR Wednesday and Thursday
  • 2 full day Friday sessions per term per group
  • Specialist support for children with additional needs, available by referral to DECD Support
    Services through the kindergarten
  • Playgroup style orientation visits for new children at the end of Term 4
  • Early Entry may be possible for children with additional learning needs by negotiation depending on availability of places

Parent Handbook

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Session Times

Monday & Tuesday
8:40am – 3:30pm




Tuesday & Thursday
8:40am – 3:30pm

Preschool Programs:

  • Early Entry for children with particular learning needs may be possible depending on vacancies.
  • Playgroup Style Orientation Visits – 2 per child at the end of Term 4.

Policies & Procedures

Behaviour Management Policy

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Healthy Food Policy

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Hot Weather Policy

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Protective Practices Policy

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Skin Protection Policy

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Last updated: September 26, 2016 at 13:46 pm

Planning & Reporting

Context Statement

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Quality Improvement Plan

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Annual Report

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Annual Report - Appendix

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Contact Us

Principal: Ms Maggie Cooper
Phone: (08) 8365 1422
Fax: (08) 8365 5739
Address: 13 Nestor Street, Athelstone SA 5123
Education Office: Felixstow Education Office

Thorndon Park Kindergarten

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