About Us

At St Margaret’s we are committed to providing a quality educational program that is inclusive of all children in our care. Our most important, common goal is the wellbeing of the children. We believe that a happy atmosphere is conducive to learning, to developing positive self esteem and to acquiring the foundations of life skills.
St Margaret’s Kindergarten enjoys and values strong family involvement and the support of a close knit community. As parents, carers and educators, we have one very important interest in common- your child. St Margaret’s Kindergarten is YOUR centre and we welcome your family’s involvement. We really encourage parents and carers to be involved in the kindergarten community.


Cathy O’Dea (Director/Teacher)

Vicki Kousiandas (Director/Teacher)

Janet Borchardt (Teacher)

Jenny Scheepers (Early Childhood Worker)

Jane Ryan (Pre Kindy teacher and Relief teacher)

Marina Phillips (Early Childhood Worker and Playgroup Co-ordinator)

Dragana  Curak (Early Childhood Worker)

Teresa Matkovic (Finance Officer)


St Margaret’s offers a ‘homely’ environment with flexible and creative learning spaces, including an undercover veranda area. The spacious outdoor learning area includes an amphitheatre, lawn area, cubby, a large sand pit and rock pools for exploring water play. It provides climbing equipment, quiet places for thinking and opportunities for your child to explore, discover and be creative. The children enjoy maintaining our edible garden which includes fruit trees, vegetables and herbs. The outdoor area is shaded by mature trees and shade structures.

Notice of Rating

Our kindergarten has been assessed under the ‘National Quality Framework’. We are very proud to have received an overall rating of ‘Exceeding the National Quality Standard’ Please click here to view our ‘Notice of Rating’.

The History of St Margaret’s Kindergarten

St Margaret’s Kindergarten originated in the 1930’s from St Margaret’s Church on the corner of Port and Woodville Roads. The Kindergarten sessions were held in the church hall. In 1990, the Kindergarten moved to the current premises in Norman St. Many improvements have been made to the physical environment of the kindergarten thanks to the hard work and fundraising efforts of the families and the community.

Please take a look at some wonderful old photographs we have from St Margaret’s Kindergarten.