What is kindergarten?

Kindergarten formally replaces what used to be ‘Pre-Prep'.  Kindergarten is one of the three objectives outlined in the Queensland Government's Flying Start for Queensland Children initiative.

How is the kindergarten program delivered?

The Kindergarten program offered in Catholic Schools and St Mary Mackillop Early Learning Centres is supported by the Townsville Catholic Diocese and Townsville Catholic Education.

The Catholic Kindergarten education program is delivered by a four-year university trained early childhood education teacher. Part-time kindergarten operates for 15 hours per week, 40 weeks a year, full-time kindergarten operates for 30 hours per week, 40 weeks a year.  The education program delivered has been developed from the Kindergarten Learning Guideline set by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

Catholic Kindergartens offer families an education program delivered in a Catholic environment where the spirituality of each child is valued.

To download an enrolment form, visit the Townsville Catholic Education website.

Enrolment forms are to be returned to the Townsville Catholic Education Office. For more information on Kindergartens in the Catholic Diocese of Townsville contact the Kindergarten Team on 07 4773 0959 or email


Principal: Mrs Helen Wade

50-64 Twenty-Third Avenue
Mount Isa Qld 4825

P: (07) 4743 4303
F: (07) 4743 6584

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