About Sunnybank Community Kindy
Sunnybank Community Kindergarten offers a program that acknowledges that children come first and everywhere is a learning environment and everyone has an educational role. Our program is reflective of our community through its uniqueness and individuality. We acknowledge the importance of partnerships between parents, teachers and children and value the richness of knowledge and skills that you have to offer.
We believe that childhood is a unique time of life, to be valued and enjoyed in its own right. We also recognize that this is the time where foundations are laid for future health, learning, and wellbeing. We value children growing up with the understandings, skills, and dispositions to be caring people and effective learners, able to contribute to their world, and to enjoy rich and successful relationships with others.
Exceeding the National Quality Standards
Our kindergarten received a rating of "Exceeding National Quality Standards" by the Department of Education, Training, and Employment, Queensland Government in 2012. We have continued to hold this top rating since then.
Sunnybank Community Kindergarten is affiliated with Lady Gowrie.
The Gowrie (QLD) is the Central Governing Body (CGB) for Lady Gowrie Affiliated Kindergartens and supports each service in their provision of an Approved Kindergarten Program. Lady Gowrie values children growing up with the understandings, skills, and dispositions to be caring people and effective learners, able to contribute to their world and to enjoy rich and successful relationships with others.
The Management Committee
We are a not-for-profit Incorporated Association administered by a volunteer Management Committee formed from parents whose children attend the Centre. The elected committee members work together with the parent body, our very experienced Nominated Supervisor, and Lady Gowrie to run the day-to-day business side of things. We invite you to immerse yourself in a very magical year with your child and help make our Kindy community vibrant, rich and strong.
The Sunnybank Community Preschool and Kindergarten was founded in 1951 after a group of families obtained a grant of land and procured the "Hut" as a building for use as a Kindy.
The "Hut" came from Eagle Farm and had been used by the Air Force during the war. It was positioned in the Kindy grounds where the current building stands. The Hut is now used a community hall for hire. Initially the Centre had unqualified teaching staff but when it became affiliated with C&K in 1960 a qualified early education teacher was employed. We have continued to employ qualified early childhood teachers.
During this time fundraising was in full swing with Square Dancing evenings being held at the Municipal Hall, sweet stalls at Picture Nights and with a Fete held at the grounds where the BCC office is now situated.
The very special commitment made by our first Committee and Members has been carried on to this day by so many dedicated and hardworking people who have all contributed to the growth of the Centre in many different ways. In 2011 the Centre ended its affiliation with C&K and with the introduction of Central Governing Bodies (CGB) affiliated with The Gowrie (QLD) Inc.