Calvary Kindergarten is a DECD affiliate kindergarten. Children are entitled to 12 months of kindergarten (preschool), consisting of five sessions per fortnight for four terms. Children must be four years of age by May 1st each year before starting full preschool sessions. There are variations to this policy where determining factors need to be considered such as additional needs, formally assessed gifted children, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children and children under the guardianship of the Minister.

If your child has needs or you have concerns in regards to their development and how this impacts on their preschool or school readiness please see the Director. Your child is not legally required to start school until age six.

Detailed information about our programme is outlined in our Parent Handbook. Click Here to view online.

Transition Sessions

As an introduction to Calvary Kindergarten, transition sessions are offered in Term 4 of the year prior to starting full-time kindergarten. The formal enrolment process begins in June of the year prior to entry.

We encourage families to add their name to our list of prospective enrolments as early as possible, as there is a high demand for places.

Please contact the Director on (08) 8382 8057 for more information, or contact us to make an online enquiry.


Children attending full days are required to bring a healthy, packed lunch to kindy.
Guidelines for creating a healthy lunch box are included in the Parent Handbook. Click Here to view online.


Calvary Kindergarten hosts playgroup for children from birth to five years of age, and their families and friends, most Friday mornings during term.

Playgroup is run by a qualified co-ordinator, utilising kindergarten equipment and resources and the active support of kindergarten staff. Playgroup is a great opportunity for families to familiarise themselves with the Kindergarten's facilities and make new and lasting friendships. Many activities involving indoor & outdoor play are available each week. Morning tea for parents/carers is provided.
Contact staff for more details.

Playgroup in 2018:

  • Fridays 9:00am-10:30am - $2.00 per family per week.
    Please bring a hat for outside play and a piece of fruit to share.
    Contact staff on (08) 8382 8057 for more information.


Calvary Kindergarten has an excellent library facility available to all families attending full-time Kindergarten.
A large variety of children's literature and activity kits are available for loan, as well as a selection of parent resource materials.

Each child has the opportunity to borrow books and activity kits using a library card kept at the kindergarten. Items may be borrowed for a maximum of two weeks, one item at a time.

Parents are asked to provide a library bag for borrowing and ensure items are returned promptly, in the same condition as when first borrowed.
(Cloth library bags are available on loan, to Kindy children for borrowing, during their Kindy year. See staff for more details)