Children in select rural and remote communities can attend kindergarten at their local state schools as part of the Remote Kindergarten Pilot.
The pilot provides a new delivery model for kindergarten in Queensland, with state schools offering the kindergarten program as part of a composite class delivered by their existing classroom teacher with support from a teacher aide.
The pilot is being extended to additional communities in 2017 following the successful trial of the program in 11 schools in 2016. A total of 36 state schools will participate in 2017.
Schools participating in the Remote Kindergarten Pilot meet eligibility criteria, including being at least 50km by the most direct route by road from an approved kindergarten service.
Schools participating in the Remote Kindergarten Pilot in 2017:
For more information about the pilot, phone the Kindy Hotline on 1800 4 KINDY (1800 454 639).