St Martin’s Kindergarten has served the local community for over 50 years and continues to provide excellence in education in a caring Christian environment. St Martin’s Kindergarten has been established for the Christian nurture and education of pre-school children irrespective of religious background and what school your child will be attending. We are a welcoming, vibrant and inclusive learning community that has dedicated and skilled educators.
Children are involved in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor play-based activities. It is through children playing and exploring that they learn about the world they live in.
The activities and experiences offered are planned around the children’s interests using the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF). Find out more about our goals and focus in our philosophy statement (link to About us).
Our Statement of Philosophy
St Martin’s Lutheran Church began our Kindergarten in 1963. Our Kindergarten is on the land of the Boandik people. We value being a part of the Mount Gambier community. We are a member of Lutheran Education Australia, and are affiliated with the Government of South Australia Department for Education.
We believe all children are special and unique, created and loved by God. We believe that all children are capable learners and that they learn best through play. Our learning environment is a welcoming space that responds to the interests and needs of the children. Children’s learning and development takes place through their relationships with family, community, culture and place. Learning outcomes are most likely to be achieved when educators and families work together in partnership. We value sustainability and encourage ways to take care of our world.
The foundation of our Kindergarten is the gospel of Jesus Christ, which shapes our learning and teaching, our relationships and activities. Our kindy is a place of hope, love and forgiveness which values learning as God’s gift to us.
We strive to act in kindness and love in all of our interactions. We encourage all members of our Kindy community, including the children, to grow in friendliness, bravery, hopefulness, curiosity, gratitude and kindness.
Notice of Rating
Our kindergarten has been assessed under the ‘National Quality Framework’. We have received an overall rating of ‘Meeting the National Quality Standard’.
A Kindergarten of the Lutheran Church that acknowledges the Boandik people as the traditional owners of the land on which we live and learn.