Here at our Community Kindergarten we focus on the natural environment around us and make every effort to teach the children the importance of nature conservation.
Bribie Island Community Kindergarten actively promotes environmental awareness and encourages children and families to protect the environment through modelling and education. We run a bush kindy programme where we take the children into the bushland behind our kindy to explore and learn about our native flora and fauna. We strive to cultivate a lifelong respect of environmental awareness and care and becoming stewards of the land.
Native wildlife is treated with care and respect and is allowed to remain free while appropriate observation for children’s information is made.
The planting of and tending to trees and shrubs is a valued aspect of our service.
They provide us with effective natural shade and maintain habitats for birds and other native wildlife. Where practical and possible, hygienic composting of lawn clippings and fruit waste is practised, along with recycling of plastic, paper, metal and glass materials.
Our kindy children have shown a keen interest in animals. Since 2018 'Diamond' our beautiful barking gecko joined the family. In 2022 saw the addition of our own resident turtle. The addition of reptiles has enhanced our educational opportunity to teach the children the importance of looking after out environment and native animals. The reptiles have joined our animal family that includes chickens, birds, a rehabilitated possum that has been released back into the wild and resides in a possum box on kindy land and a native bee hive.
Bribie Island Community Kindergarten has a policy on “minimising harsh elements in early childhood settings” which encourages hygiene practices without the use of harmful chemicals.
In keeping with teaching and learning around sustainable practices we have rain water tanks, solar electricity and heating panels, worm farm, compost, chickens, a Butterfly and Spiny Leaf Stick insect house and we encourage Litterless Lunches