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Welcome to the May newsletter for 2020. What a year it's been so far!
The latest news is that school is starting on Monday the 11th of May 2020 for the prep and Year 1. Then followed on the 25th May 2020 for grade 2 through to year 10. I am sure the children will be eager to get back to seeing their friends and teachers. I know a few parents who can hardly wait, that's for sure.! This has been very challenging for a lot of families. Having to home school can be hard enough, but a lot of families have also had to carry on working from home at the same time as home schooling. It's not been easy. Hopefully, this will be coming to an end sooner rather than later. We at the centre can hardly wait for all our littlies to return we have missed you all❤.
The kindergarten program will not be run this semester due to the pandemic crisis. It will commence in term 3 again. The program is a school readiness framework. If you have concerns about your child's readiness for school due to the pandemic or any other reason please do not hesitate to talk to me or Rob.
As Mother's day is fast approaching the children are busy making gifts for their mums. I wonder what it will be this year? Wishing all our mothers a Happy "Mothers Day"!
With the implementation of Social Distancing measures, we at the centre have also tried to implement these measures too. Obviously young children are not capable of social distancing. To be honest we wouldn't want them to be. With this in mind, we have taken steps to ensure that the parents are seen to be following the measures set by the Government. We have marked 1.5metres on entry to the centre. This is marked by a red cross on the floor. There are limits to how many people are allowed into each room. This is visible on the door of your child's room. We ask that you simply just drop your child off at kindy, say your goodbyes then leave. This will minimise the number of people in the room at any given time. There is a sanitise station on the front counter. Please sanitise your hands before you enter the room. We have also limited the number of people who enter the centre. We have stopped visits from Government departments, salespeople, and people from outside activities. If you have been overseas or come in contact with anyone who has been overseas please let us know. If you are feeling unwell or your child is feeling unwell, please do not come to kindy. Hopefully, these measures will keep the centre safe and our staff healthy.
I would like to thank you all for all the support you have shown us during these difficult times. As well as the concessions you have made to support us through this and enabled us to come through to the other end. We appreciate it all.
I read somewhere that said: "It's during the worst time of your life that you will get to see the true colours of people who say they care for you ". 😊.
The No-Gap stimulus package will cease on the 28th of June 2020. This means that up until that time you will not be charged a fee for your child's enrollment at kindy. You will not be allowed to increase or change days, unless you are an essential worker, or is work-related. Please do not hesitate to talk to me if you have any concerns regarding this matter.
Until Next Month
We only have one room open at the moment so Mr Rob. Miss Nicki, Miss Carina, and Miss Sophie have contributed to the one combined newsletter
Welcome to our combined newsletter.
We hope all of our children and parents who are away are safe and well. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
We have been doing a lot of art and craft activities which help to develop fine motor skills and develop concepts like colour, numbers. Along with scientific processes like glueing and paint drying in action.
Children really enjoyed the Easter Celebrations many exciting activities were planned such as an Easter egg hunt, Easter Bunny Collage and Handprint Chicks. Once Easter had come and gone we then Celebrated Anzac Day with cookies that the children had made. They were Yummy!
We are encouraging the children to become problem solvers. Children demonstrate a unique ability to use toys and materials in unexpected ways. Some common materials like empty cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, plastic bowls, scarves can provide open-ended experiences through which children can make choices and decisions, and find different ways to manipulate the materials.
We would like to wish all our mothers a "Happy Mothers Day" and hope you enjoy your day. Thank you for your support during these trying times.
Please remember to bring nappies
Winter is coming, Please pack warm clothes for the early mornings / late afternoons
Please label all belongings.
Until next time
Mr Rob, Miss Nick, Miss Carina and Miss Sophie.