Fairholme Kindy

Fairholme Kindy offers a rich play-based program, for girls and boys who turn 3 years of age, prior to their commencement at Kindy.

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Fairholme Kindy has been offering an engaging play based program to support children’s learning and development since 2002. It is located on the grounds of Fairholme College offering a nature rich environment, warm and inviting play rooms and access to wider school facilities such as the Junior library, school oval, gymnasium and playgrounds. Fairholme Kindy offers a gentle transition between home and a safe, secure and supportive group setting.

Programs available at Fairholme Kindy are:

  • Kindy 2 day program on Tuesday and Thursday;
  • Kindy 3 day program on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays;
  • Kindy 5 day program for children who are eligible for the Kindy 3 day program.

Meet our Staff

Kindy Teacher: (Kindy "W") Mrs Courtney Webster

Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood

Courtney is a passionate and nurturing educator. Previously working in community kindergartens and long day care, she understands the importance of valuing families as partners in a community of learners. Courtney believes children learn through an environment which fosters a love of learning and the care of others. She also believes in a natural, unhurried childhood that values the whole child. 

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Kindy Teacher: (Kindy "N") Mrs Sonya Nicol

Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education- Early Childhood, Masters of Education- Special Education

Sonya has been at the Fairholme Kindy for 13 years. Previously she has worked in a variety of educational settings including Junior School and Special Education. She believes that the natural environment is a very important part of children’s lives and helps them to develop a sense of their place in the world. Sonya also believes in the value of learning through play, inclusion and accepting differences.

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Kindy Assistant: (Kindy "D") Mrs Sue Harris

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Kindy Assistant: (Kindy "N") Mrs Anne Maguire

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Meet our New Kindy Teacher

courtney-webster-portraitCourtney Webster has spent her entire career working with Kindy kids, is passionate about reading to children and has a love for adventure and the outdoors. This week she’s taken on a new adventure, as the new teacher of the Kindy D classroom.

It’s week one in what was Kindy D – now known as Kindy W.

Courtney Webster is past the first day butterflies.

‘The first day was a bit daunting but now I’m feeling a bit more comfortable.’

Originally from Brisbane, this is Courtney’s 7th year of teaching Kindergarten, which has taken her to Kindy classrooms west of Dalby and into the South Burnett, before settling in Toowoomba.

‘It’s my passion. I love the Kindy years, but Fairholme offers me something very special. The consistency here is lovely - having the same group and regular days helps to build better friendships, and it certainly allows me to connect with the students on a greater level.’

It will be the first time Courtney has taught in a Kindergarten within a whole school.

‘Working with Prep teachers is really exciting. It means we can plan together how the program works to provide the best possible outcome for the children.’

Courtney says she loves to sit down and read to the children, and is looking forward to spending time in the Kindy Vegetable Patch.

‘I really do enjoy gardening and I think it’s wonderful to show the children where food comes from. The Fairholme Kindy students are very lucky to also have music lessons as part of their specialist classes. Between reading, gardening and singing I think I will be very happy!’

Come and meet Courtney at our next Kindy Kid for a Morning next term, Monday 26 August.

 

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