Cardiff South Public School

Believe and Achieve

Telephone02 4954 7296

Our Philosophy


At Cardiff South PS Preschool we learn on Awabakal land in an inclusive learning environment that is engaging, nurturing and safe. Children become independent and active participants in their own learning and play. Children’s rights are understood and respected.

  • Play and learn on Awabakal land
  • Are part of the school community
  • Developmentally prepare children for school through meaningful, planned and spontaneous play experiences
  • Foster and encourage independence
  • Support children's agency by collaborating with them to plan and select resources for the day, develop routines, expectations and engage in (calculated) 'risky play'.
  • Work collaboratively with allied health services to support children and their families
  • Implement a responsive program with children and families, based on each child's interests and strengths
  • Ensure children feel heard, respected and empowered, based on strong collaborative relationships and mutual respect
  • Highly value and reflect diversity in culture, practices, values, beliefs, abilities and language of each child and their family
  • Empower children to express empathy and respect for others, and to feel supported and valued
  • Stimulate opportunities for each child to make discoveries, use their imagination, problem solve, think critically, and explore their world and relationships
  • Support each child to develop positive self-esteem and confidence
  • Plan and deliver intentional teaching to support children to gain the skills to be confident, independent and involved learners who will try new things and engage in risk taking
  • Recognise and value play as a context for learning, providing time and space in unhurried, meaningful play to experience the joy of 'being'
  • Believe learning is most meaningful when it emerges from the children's actions, conversations and decision making