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Our Philosophy

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Our Vision
We foster a safe, healthy, inclusive and engaging learning environment to enrich the lives of the children and families who utilise Castle Hill Funhouse.

Our Mission
Castle Hill Funhouse is committed to providing a welcoming and a high-quality environment for all children and their families. We aim to create an accepting, safe and nurturing space for all.

Our Philosophy
Castle Hill Funhouse acknowledges, respects, and recognises the history, culture, and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Custodians of the Land on which we stand. We Endeavor to infuse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into our educational program, in turn, enhancing children's experiences and assisting in the advancement of Reconciliation.

Castle Hill Funhouse is committed to educating and valuing children from all communities and backgrounds to be respectful, resilient, and confident by providing a learning environment that is inclusive, culturally safe, and empowering.

We believe in acknowledging and recognising diversity with children, families and educators which allows cultural values to be incorporated at Funhouse. Cultural experiences are incorporated into our daily practices to support each child's engagement and to promote a greater sense of belonging. We encourage the sharing of culture to create rich experiences which will extend children's learning.

Children are viewed as successful, competent, and capable learners who are given opportunities to construct their own understandings, participate in decision making, investigate and foster.
their sense of being, belonging and becoming.

Our educators are guided by the My Time, Our Place Learning Framework for School Age children. Educators will reinforce this through daily practices and principles laid out by the Code of Ethics and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child.
Through an ongoing cycle of reflective practices, we aim to create an intentional and purposeful program.

Our day-to-day Program focuses on each child's current knowledge, strengths, ideas, culture, abilities, and interests. This is facilitated through our kids' council, cooking club, cultural discovery, and sustainability club. Castle Hill Funhouse believes that all children are unique individuals and it's important that each child's voice is heard and supported. Educators collaborate with children to provide play and leisure opportunities that are meaningful and support their wellbeing, learning and development.

Castle Hill Funhouse emphasises the health, wellbeing and comfort of each child and understands the importance of rest and relaxation. Our educators are trained in effective supervision and have an awareness of their child protection obligations and the Child Safe Standards.

Castle Hill Funhouse believes in developing partnerships with children, families, educators, and the wider community. We do this through open and honest communication, effective listening and seeking feedback from all stakeholders. We create trusting, respectful, and supportive relationships and collaborative partnerships within Funhouse. Funhouse works to be fully connected and engaged with Castle Hill Public School as we recognise all stakeholders have a range of knowledge, skills, and experience to share. All contributions are respected and valued.
Educators will advocate for children and their families to ensure their voices are reflected in policy development and practice. Current practices are discussed and evaluated with the result of new ideas being generated. Oureducators are committed to learning and seeking out opportunities to strengthen their professional knowledge and skills to support continuous quality improvement and practice.

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