Newsletter 3 Term 1 Week 9 30/03/2016
TERM 1 IS FLYING – Your children have been busy developing and maintaining respectful relationships with each other and the kindergarten staff. They have been learning about how to communicate their feelings appropriately, especially when something has gone wrong in their play. We have also had 2 very successful evacuation practices and now have ‘fire officers’ and ‘police officers’ running around the kindergarten with long lengths of fire hose, wearing over-sized helmets and calling 000 emergency. The water tray has been another area of learning as your children explore mixing the 3 primary colours into a range of secondary colours. Thanks to McKenzie’s dad Tom we have a good supply of wood off-cuts to create wonderful structures at the woodwork bench.
DON’T FORGET TO LOOK AT THE CURRICULUM BOARD IN THE KITCHEN TO FIND OUT WHAT OTHER LEARNING EXPERIENCES YOUR CHILDREN HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN.
ALSO IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED AN INVITATION TO FIND OUT ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING please see a staff member to arrange an appointment time. We always invite both parents/carers but due to work commitments we are very happy to speak to 1 parent then you can share your child’s portfolio at home with everybody else.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ON 08/03/16. The guest speaker – Annette Davey from the Junior Primary School- was very informative about school life. The first Governing Council meeting is Tuesday 12/04/16 at 7.30pm. You don’t have to be a committee member to attend meetings. If you want to know what happens behind the scenes or want a bit more information about your child’s kindergarten please join us.
IF YOU DON’T WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE GOVERNING COUNCIL you may like to
Stay and play with your child
Read a story or help to complete puzzles
Water the garden
Take a bag of washing home or a bag of collage to prepare
Did you know Teddy’s mum Penny stayed and rejoined all the lego people. (I’m sure she was looking for some super glue!)
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS PAID OR STARTED TO PAY THEIR FEES. At least $60.00 should have been paid before the end of term.
ARE YOU BORROWING LITERACY KITS OR BAGS OF BOOKS? Remember before you leave kindergarten check what should be in your kit by referring to the photo in the bag. Then please check again before returning it. Please report any losses or damage and return the kit to the basket. Record your return date on the card in the ‘kit’ pocket. Sharon and Lisa then clean the kits before the kits are ready for borrowing again. AT THE END OF WEEK 10 ALL KITS NEED TO BE RETURNED SO THEY CAN ENJOY A HOLIDAY WASH AND REPAIR AT MARGARET’S HOUSE. Any suggestions for new kits would be appreciated.
JUST A REMINDER – STAFF ARE EMPLOYED FROM 8.30AM TO 3.45PM. Between 8.30am and 8.45am we clean, set-up and tend to administrative tasks. If you need to have your child at kindergarten out of their 8.45am – 3.00pm time slot you must speak to a staff member. There a few places to accommodate your children outside of these hours and a small fee will be charged if there is a need. The door is always open to you and your child but 10 children arriving at 8.30am is testing the staff time when so much is required.
WE HAVE INCLUDED THE KINDERGARTEN’S HEALTHY EATING POLICY FOR YOUR INFORMATION. There are lots of Department, ASEQA and site policies which are available to you if you need clarification on any topic.
WE HOPE THE INFORMATION WHICH WAS PUT INTO YOUR CHILD’S NOTE POCKET LAST WEEK regarding the man who tried to entice a student from a local school into his car was helpful. Have you spoken to your children about keeping themselves safe? Keep in mind that danger comes not only from strangers.
WITH THE END OF TERMS COMES JOBS. Lisa has put a list of jobs up on the front door and if you have a few minutes in the last week of term we would appreciate your help. Also Lisa was wondering if anyone has a high pressure cleaner as they make short work of cleaning the term’s grime of the chairs.
LAST DAY OF TERM IS FRIDAY 15/04/16. TERM 2 BEGINS ON MONDAY 02/05/16.
IT’S BEEN A BUSY TERM OF LEARNING AND ON WEDNESDAY 06/04/15 WE ARE BEING ASSESSED. If you have been involved in your child care centre’s assessment you must know that it is stressful…but it is not a life and death situation, it’s meant to be a sharing of knowledge and a learning experience. All work places experience reviews so that our work is of best practice. We want your children to experience the best quality pre-school education they can.
LET’S KEEP LEARNING AND HAVING FUN!
Margaret, Ly, Sarah, Lisa, Sharon, Jodie and tertiary student Hayley.