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Give Your Child Their Best Start

Explicit teaching. Best practice. Research-based instruction.

Welcome to Kindy 2022 at Macquarie College!

Hello and welcome to Macquarie College (aka MC). Starting Kindergarten and finding the right school is a huge milestone and we are here to help you along your journey.

We would love for you to have a look through this page and book a Principal’s Tour to start your child’s educational journey at MC.

MC is a leading faith-based school in the Newcastle and Hunter Region for students Preschool to Year 12. As Kindergarten is a time of discovery and learning—we provide a wide variety of innovative opportunities that stimulate and engage. Give your Kindy child their best start with our research-based approach to learning.

Educational Approach

We create innovative educational experiences through play-based educational learning. Kindergarten students at MC are involved in many different forms of play as they begin their formal education journey.

Research shows that play-based learning stimulates and enhances students’ physical, social and academic development. Outdoor play, movement activities and hands-on experiences through play-based learning encourages growth mindsets such as trial and error, teamwork, problem solving and creativity.

Academic excellence is further developed through our commitment to regular literacy and numeracy sessions that are often enhanced by play-based learning.

Innovative Learning

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A Day In The Life

Principal's Message

Hello there and welcome to Macquarie College. I believe that Macquarie College offers academic excellence in an environment of faith and nurture. We endeavor to give our young people opportunities and experiences to help them become the best versions of themselves. Macquarie College is an innovative learning environment — Kindergarten students are given a wide variety of innovative opportunities that will give your child their best start.

We’d love to show you around our campus and talk to you more about our college. You are welcome to book a personalised tour or give the college a call on 02 4954 6222 and make a time when we can have a chat.

Kind Regards

Rohan Deanshaw

Meet our Kindy Teachers!

Keren Walker

It's exciting to watch Kindy students gain knowledge.

Cherie Weber

I love that each Kindy student's personality is unique.

The Kindy program has excellent numeracy and literacy programs while upholding a play-based learning environment. My girls are thriving and the whole family has benefitted from the values which are instilled into our children and the supportive school community.

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Hear What Our Children Say

Key Information

Parent Information Evening

Thursday 14 October via zoom

Kindy Orientation Morning

Dates will be announced when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Deciding whether or not your child is ready for school is a big decision! School readiness includes many different skills and behaviours and is often mistaken for a child’s ability to read or write. In fact, when we are looking for children ready to start school, we are looking for those who have good social skills, emotional maturity, good language skills, well developed fine and gross motor skills and a certain level of independence.

If you are unsure if your child is ready to start kindergarten, please call our school registrar Sarah on 02 4954 6222 to have a chat.

We want to work with you to ensure your child starts their formal educational journey at the right time.

Our fee information is located at the back of our college Prospectus. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Business Office on 02 4954 6222.

Kindergarten at MC is a play-based program that entails intentional learning through exploration, problem-solving, collaboration and inquiry skills.

Our primary focus in Kindy is developing competency in literacy and numeracy. Our literacy lessons are based on InitiaLit which uses explicit teaching and is completely research-based. We provide hands-on maths experiences allowing students to inquire, explore and problem solve. Every day, we allow Kindy students an opportunity to learn through outdoor play and have movement breaks every 45 minutes.

Yes! You are most welcome to talk with your child’s teacher about your child’s progress or any concerns you may have. All families have access to their teacher’s email address and through SEQTA – our internal parent communication platform.