Canossa Kindergarten has at the heart of its mission statement a
focus on caring for the children entrusted to us. Our aim is to
surround each child with love and understanding. Educators
know their children individually and provide personalised
We believe that children learn best through positive motivation,
a stimulating learning environment and interaction with others. By providing a safe and caring environment, children are encouraged to grow in respect for others and oneself.
We welcome families with warm and generous hearts and support children in these crucial development years. All staff make children and families feel welcomed, loved and supported in these crucial developmental years for the child. There is truly a family spirit at Canossa
Kindergarten, where past parents and students always feel welcome to return and remain part of the Canossa community.
Canossa Kindergarten offers comprehensive educational programs focusing on growth through play-based learning and emergent curriculum. We encourage a love of learning and prepare the children for their transition to school.
Canossa Kindergarten is run by the Canossian Daughters of
Charity, an international religious congregation founded more than 200 years ago. The Canossian Sisters, through their specific charism, dedicate themselves to making Jesus known and loved. In imitation of the Foundress, St Magdalene of Canossa, all involved at Canossa Kindergarten work for the integral promotion and
formation of the child, with a preference for those who are most in need.
Canossa Kindergarten was opened in 1967 at Coorparoo, on the south side of Brisbane. The Canossian sisters were invited to take over the premises which were originally run by lay people. For the past 50 years, the kindergarten has grown in opportunities to reach out to an ever increasing number of children and families from all walks of life. The Sisters continue to focus on providing a sound foundation for the children before their entry to Primary School.
During these crucial formative years, the collaboration between
sisters, lay staff and families remain paramount in ensuring that the best care can be provided for all those who enter Canossa Kindergarten for their first experience of learning. The philosophy of education is drawn from the Gospel values and rooted in
St. Magdalen’s vision, that through education, human and Christian values can be discovered, accepted and lived. There are a deep value and respect for each child, recognising differences in
capabilities and embracing diversity as a gift.
What We Provide
Always have something nice to say about us
” My son Max is a hyperactive kiddo! Basically, that was the initial reason for me to enroll him somewhere, where he can get all of his extra energy out! Canossa offered the perfect option for me, as it is both fun, interactive and offers an early age start of 3 for our child to attend! “
“ I was quite stressed out by finding the perfect early learning centre for my child… Luckily, we were able to find out about Canossa. Our child was greeted with such warmth and sense of family spirit! Canossa is now a big part of our lives.