FOOTPRINTS SUNNYBANK | September 2021 Newsletter

IMPORTANT - PLEASE TAKE NOTE  

If your child is going to be absent from the centre for the day, can you please let the centre know via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the centre 3423 8663 before 9:30am.

We desperately need parents to get into the habit of this to ensure that we have the correct staffing needed for the day ahead and can organise the classes accordingly.

We are constantly calling parents each and every morning to find out if your child or children are coming in, this is taking time away from the educators being with the children. And when are trying to call, we are not getting through, which makes it harder again.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation with this matter and thank you to those parents who do let us know, we appreciate it.

DATES TO REMEMBER: 

Monday 4th October 2021 

Thursday 28th October 2021

Friday 29th October 2021

Tuesday 4th November 2021

 Centre closed - Queens Birthday Public Holiday

Halloween Dress up day, come dressed up as anything you like

Centre closed - Show holiday (make up)

Kindergarten Graduation photos - 8:30am

RENOVATION UPDATE: 

The classrooms are now mostly complete, there is just a few finishing touches now that need to be applied, however the children are now able to go back into their own classrooms again - yay. We hope you are liking how the new look is taking shape ? 

Next part of our renovation journey will see the staff side (kitchen, staff room, laundry, bathroom) and front foyer/office areas being renovated.

Important reminder to remember -

KITCHEN - when the kitchen is being renovated, we will not be able to provide the meals for the week. We will give you plenty of notice to let you know which week this will be, but need for you to be prepared to bring in the meals for your child/children for the week that the kitchen is being renovated.

FRONT FOYER/OFFICE - the entrance to the centre will be changed temporarily, you will need to enter the centre via the senior playground side gate, kiosks to sign your child/children in and out will be located here too.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while Footprints undertakes its makeover.

KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION PHOTOS: 

The kindergarten children are scheduled to have their graduation photos taken on Tuesday 4th of November at 8:30am. If Tuesday is not the day your child attends you are most welcome to bring them in to get their photos taken, it would be wonderful to have all children's photos taken.

 AUSLAN AND MANDARIN CLASSES:

We have introduced a couple of new classes here for the Senior side children (Senior Kindy and Kindergarten). Over the past few weeks Miss Dana has been teaching the children Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and Miss Wendy has been teaching the children Mandarin.

For both educators, this is their first language and we are proud that the children are able to learn it from them, the educators are proud to be able to share their first language with the children as well.

The children have been doing really well with their learning of these 2 languages and enjoy participating in the classes which is great to see.

We will continue with Auslan and Mandarin. In a few weeks, we will be looking and introducing a new language for the children to learn, we still have so many other languages here where the educators first language is not English.

What a great way to share something personal from the staff, teaching the children and broadening their knowledge of the world around us 💖

STAFF UPDATE: 

As our numbers continue to expand so does our staffing needs.

This past month, we have been fortunate to welcome two new staff members to our team and welcome back a staff member from Maternity leave.

Miss Rupa has returned back from Maternity leave and will be working in a float capacity until next year. This is helping her to ease back into work and balancing being a first time mum.

Miss Paula has joined our team as a float educator, we are excited to have her join our Footprints team. 

Miss Tiffany has joined us as our 3rd ECT. She came to us to do her prac for her Uni studies and we loved her work and asked her if she would love to come on board and be a part of our Footprints Team, she said yes and we are happy to have her.

Please make sure you say hi to the new staff and help us to make them feel welcome.

2022 RE-ENROLMENT FORMS ARE HERE:

Our 2022 re-enrolment/booking forms are here. They are available to you online to make the process easier for you. Please make sure you fill these out and return as soon as you can to ensure you get the days you are wanting for 2022. 

Please click on this link to direct you to the online form -  https://kal.fyi/twdBG8

For those who are leaving and not returning e.g. going to prep, you will also need to fill out an additional termination form as well.

If you have any questions during the process of filling out these forms, as always please ask 😊

Till next month,

Stay safe,

With a smile 😊 

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