Kindergarten at Montessori
During the third year at Lindfield Montessori Preschool (the Extended Day program, which aligns with the NSW Kindergarten curriculum), children attend five full days per week from 8.30am to 2.30pm. Lindfield Montessori operates for four terms per year, roughly following the NSW school term dates.
Lindfield Montessori Kindergarten program follows the NSW Education Standards Authority Kindergarten Syllabuses. Our specialised program combines both the NSW Kindergarten Syllabus with the Montessori methods for children in all the key learning areas; Mathematics, English, Science, Creative Arts, HSIE (Geography and History) and PDHPE.
The child now consolidates their knowledge gained from the first two years applying a high level of critical thinking. They are emerging abstract learners; their imagination is beginning to shape from their past experiences and they use creative thinking and problem solving instinctively.
As the child transitions into the Kindergarten year they are proud to be the leaders of the school. Their confidence grows and their knowledge is consolidated as they can take on the role of helping younger children, explaining concepts and sharing ideas. We encourage this independence and continue to support and guide the child for further education.
If your child is turning 5 prior to 31st July, or will turn 6 at any time in the year, they will be eligible to be a part of our first year of school program (kindergarten).