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Reconciliation Week 2024

TCKC celebrates Reconciliation Week


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Under 8's Day at Pittsworth State School


St Saviour's OSHC visited TCKC office


Our little friends and staff members from St Saviour's OSHC visited the office with delicious treats during the vacation care program. 

School Based Apprenticeship Employer Thank you Breakfast


From left: Chelsea Grunberger, Allie Ison, Georgia Muir and Donna Stahlhut (standing) from TCKC attended the TCSO School Based Apprenticeship Employer Thank you Breakfast. 

Toowoomba Jobs, Careers and Skills expo

Ashley Hunter and Georgie Beazley attended the 2023 Toowoomba Jobs, Careers and Skills expo today at the Goods Shed, encouraging people to consider TCKC as a future option for a career.



School Based Traineeships with TCKC

Left to right: Ashley Hunter (TCKC HR advisor), Kallen Gierke (New trainee)

Kallen Gierke has recently signed up to complete CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, school-based traineeship with TCKC. Congratulations Kallen! 

Child Care Subsidy has increased

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) has increased. Most families using early childhood education and care (ECEC) will get more subsidy and more families are also now eligible for CCS.

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The growing popularity of TCKC

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Toowoomba Catholic Kindergarten and Care (TCKC) services are distinctive places of faith and learning where children play, interact, explore and experience the world in all its goodness and potential.

Since the launch of TCKC in 2020 the services have grown to include 15 Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) and three Kindergartens in the Toowoomba Diocese. Over 3,400 children have enrolled in the program since 2020, with over 2,200 students currently attending one of the TCKC services.

These services are grounded in a fundamental belief that each one of us is created in the image and likeness of God. This belief accords everyone an equal and inherent dignity, unlimited potential and an entitlement to a full and flourishing life.

The Kindergartens are in Roma and Warwick with the newest service recently opening in Pittsworth. They feature beautiful natural environments that welcome children and their families to be part of the learning journey.

Children can begin their learning adventure in an environment nurtured by a Catholic ethos that provides endless learning possibilities. The program develops each child’s interest in learning through real-life and playful investigations in both indoor and outdoor settings exposing them to a whole new world of discovery.

The OSHC services provide the opportunity for children to grow and develop their social skills in a leisure based environment nurtured by a Catholic ethos. The services offer a combination of before school, after school, pupil free days and vacation care led by a team of qualified educators.

The educators work with all children to create fun and recreational experiences so that a child’s wellbeing, learning and personal development are a priority. The services provide a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to support the diverse interests of all children. 

Donna Stahlhut, Senior Leader: Kindergartens and Care at TCKC said, “Children learn best in a safe and vibrant environment where they experience a strong sense of belonging and wellbeing. Our educators provide play based learning to enable the children to learn and make sense of the world through ‘hands on’ and interactive experiences.”

“We are grateful that parents have entrusted us with the assisting with the educational responsibilities of their children. It is a privilege for staff to share this partnership with parents,” said Donna.

“The growth of our services means that our educators are making a big difference in the life of so many children. Our educational programs help children learn about themselves as people by creating, experimenting, predicting, imagining, achieving and investigating."

These programs seek to develop confident, accomplished and intelligent children who have a positive self-esteem, motivation to learn and a positive disposition towards others,” said Donna.

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Pittsworth Kindergarten - Educator Faye Shayler with her students

Approved learning frameworks update 2022

Version 2 of the national approved learning frameworks are now approved for use under the National Quality Framework.

Update 2022