Welcome to the start of another school year. This year there have been a few changes made to the centre. We have downsized to three rooms instead of the usual four rooms. The fourth room is no longer part of the centre. An educational therapy programme will operate out of the room. Entry to that room will be via the side gate. There will be no entry via the centre. This is a very worthwhile programme and something the community has needed for a very long time. We wish 'Young Einsteins Academy' all the best with this pilot programme. I am sure it will be a great success.
The rooms will be as follows 0-2 Nursery
3-5 Kindy/prep. On Monday as there are only a few children we will only have the one room open.
Please be vigilant about your child's health. If you are unsure please take your young child to seek medical advice. Below is the latest release from Queensland Health.
The Queensland Chief Health Officer has updated advice on novel coronavirus as follows:
- anyone who has been in contact with any confirmed novel coronavirus cases must self-isolate (self-isolation means staying at home and not accepting visitors) for 14 days following exposure
- travellers who have visited Hubei Province of China need to self-isolate for 14 days after leaving Hubei Province
- returned travellers who have visited China including Hong Kong SAR cannot attend school, childcare or TAFE for 14 days after leaving China including Hong Kong SAR.
The Queensland Department of Education has been working closely with health authorities in relation to the management of this virus and will continue to do so.
The children and staff have been busy settling into the new year. As our occupancy is low at the moment we have a number of days available in most rooms. Now maybe a good opportunity to increase your child's days at kindy especially if they are going to 'big school' next year. The kindergarten programme will be run on Wednesday and Thursday of the school term. If your child participates in this program and you have a Health Care Card please let me know.
With this unpredicted Weather, we are having please ensure that your child has suitable clothing. You may also like to pack some insect spray as the mossies are out in full force.
I hope this year will be full of exciting experiences for all. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to talk them over with me or one of our educators.
Until next month take care
from the office