December Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the last newsletter for 2017. what a big year it has been with many changes. I have been very lucky to share some of these changes with you all. I will be leaving Doolandella on the 9th January to go back to my centre in Underwood, Evonne will be back on Monday 8th January. 

Im very excited for the year ahead with next year promising to be just as big.

I would like to first off wish all the Kindergarten children and their families the best for 2018 and starting school. I know you will all do so well because the educators in the Kindergarten have prepared you well for life. 

Christmas Disco & Raffle Winners 

Thank you to all our wonderful families for making the Christmas Disco a huge success, you guys raised a whopping $1088 to go towards new resources for the centre. I know all of the Educators had a fun night and from the looks on the children's faces so did the children.

 1 st Prize - Hugo Naluarte 

2nd Prize- Jason G 

3rd Prize - Zora & Roxy 

4th Prize - Miss Karen

5th Prize - Megan Kelada

6th Prize- Jeanette

7th Prize - Hope Nowlan

8th Prize- Greg Desjardins

9th Prize - Paul Bell

10th Prize - Vanessa Grant

Congratulations to all who won

Rooms for 2018

Educators will be changing rooms on the 2nd January 2018 and the children will be changing on the 22nd January once the kindergarten children have gone off to school. A number of educators will be away over the Christmas period.

Renae, Casey, Gayna, Sarai, Cassandra, Sophia, Arleen, Angela, Arley Jariath and Praxa has already gone on leave.

Rooms and educators for 2018

Nursery - Arleen, Courtney, Khushi

Toddlers - Kim, Praxa, Noly, Cariad

Tweenies- Faapepe, Sophia, Vicky, Cassandra

Junior Kindy - Sarai, Christine, Hannah

PK1 - Karen, Casey, Gayna

PK2 - will be closed until number increase, with Casey moving in to be lead educator

Kindergarten 1- Manshu ( new ECT) Esther

Kindergarten 2 - Renae, Phoebe

Schoolies / Programming - Alana

Kitchen - Kylie

Lunch float - Arley, Angela, Dipali, Josie, Margaret ( Margaret will be going on maturity leave early in the new year)

Casuals - Elizabeth, Jariath, Amirtha

A list with the children's names that are changing rooms will be posted on the door of each room closer to the 22nd

From the Kitchen 

Starting from the 2nd of January drop off at child care got a hole lot easier,  you no longer have to bring lunch for your child. Kylie in the kitchen will be cooking Morning tea, Lunch and  Afternoon tea ( Excludes Nursery) the weekly menu is displayed outside the kitchen for parents to see. we welcome your feed back in providing meals for your children, so feel free to stop in and have a chat with Kylie any morning. 

Friday the 22nd December we are throwing a Christmas lunch for the children and educators that attend on this day. so you will not need to provide lunch that day( excludes Nursery)

Dates to Remember

25th & 26th December the centre will be closed for Christmas. 

1st December the centre will be closed for New Years Day 

If these days are your booked days you will be charged for the days.

8th January Evonne will be back from maternity leave

From the Toddlers room 

Well we have hurtled along to the end of another year all too quickly. Faapepe, Cariad and myself (Sophia) would like to thank all our toddler friends for a wonderful year filled with fun , laughter and learning. We have really enjoyed being your teachers and seeing you grow into confident individuals who are curious and willing to take on new challenges and learning. We have every confidence that all our children from the toddler room will enjoy a smooth transition into the Tweenies room and we look forward to seeing them continue their lifelong learning when they return in 2018.

From Faapepe, Cariad and Sophia we want to wish you all a safe and a happy Christmas and New year with your loved ones 

From the Junior Kindy room 

Hello and welcome to all our parents.

The last couple of months we have been revising colors, shapes and numbers by using wooden color blocks, color shape buttons. color hop scotch, shapes hop scotch and numbers hop scotch. We then start to extend this by counting 1 - 15.

At the beginning of this month (December) we are focusing on fine motor skills so we did play dough with stars and glitters and lots of Christmas arts and crafts.

We would like to thank each and every one of our lovely families and children for sharing 2017 with us. We look forward to seeing you all next year. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and safe festive season, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Junior Kindy Room

Sarai and Josie.