Christopher is the Operations Manager at KAL and has been working at KAL since it started in 2003.  Christopher has a vast background in IT and is responsible for overseeing the systems and technology used to connect the staff to the parents, and to management.

August News

From the Office.  Welcome to the our new families and  to all our new babies, the stork has been very busy of late.  Staff  It was with much sadness that we fare welled Miss Jessie, she had been with our centre since we opened in 2008. Miss Skye will be the Lead Educator in the PreKindy room, she is looking forward to reconnecting with the children, as many were once in the Nur...

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Doolandella Journey Edition three

Welcome to Edition three of Doolandella Journey; Our Journey of Discovery and Development. Fees as of July 2019  We recently sent out the following email to all families: It is that time of the year, when Child Care Centres throughout Australia review their fees. To ensure we continue to deliver high quality services and our operations remain viable, we will be increasing our fees as of Monda...

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December Newsletter

December Newsletter

Please ensure all re-enrolment forms for 2019 have been returned. ​29th January new bookings take effect from your re-enrolment form.​ Please, if your child is in the kindergarten group in 2019, you will need to complete and sign the kindergarten acknowledgement form for 2019. ​If you have not done so please see the office ASAP. Being prepared for children to go to prep is so important,we hav...

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October Newsletter

​​From the office:​ Wow this year is really flying by!  We have recently emailed out 2019 booking forms. Please ensure you fill these out and return them ASAP to secure your spot for 2019. Please advise office staff if you wish to take holidays over The Christmas period. Please note that the Centre will be closed on Christmas day, Boxing day and New years day only over the Christmas peri...

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November Newsletter

Kidz Magic November Newsletter

​From the Office;Please can we all say a big Welcome to Miss Julie our Newest staff Member.Please remember to complete your re-enrolment forms for 2019.Please keep your child's immunisation up to date , each time your child is vaccinated please bring a copy to the office to update your child's file.If you have not yet supplied a birth certificate or photo ID please do so ASAP.Thank you to everyone...

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October Newsletter

​Welcome:) We would like to share with everyone, an insight of the National Quality Standards. As we are a new centre ,we are always looking of a way not only to improve our self  but also to have our parent/Guardian contribution and  feedback/input to our centre. We have a Quality improvement folder which is an ongoing document to note all improvements that occur wit...

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September Newsletter 2018

Welcome :) ​Event ​​Date ​Child Protection Week Sunday ​​2nd September - 8th September ​​Father's DaySunday ​2nd September​Educator's Day​Wednesday 5th September​​Footy Colours Day​​Thursday 20th September​​Public Holiday (Centre Closed)​​Monday 1st October​ ​Welcome to another month of news, This year is going so fast and because we are half way through the year we would like to invite our parent...

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July Newsletter

Come and tour our beautiful centre

Newsletter July 2018  Welcome to our first newsletter of 2018 we would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new families to our beautiful centre. As everyone will be aware the weather has changed, we are having dark and cold mornings with showers of rain throughout the day. Children in the morning we can see are feeling the cold, please ensure you have packed warm spare clothes in...

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Taste of Harmony - Our Multicultural Banquet

 A Taste of Harmony celebrates diversity in Australian workplaces by encouraging colleagues to share food and stories from different cultural backgrounds from across the globe We are asking families to participate in this event and bring in a dish representing your cultural heritage for children to share. Along with your dish we request that you write down the name, country of origin and ingr...

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NBN and Free WiFi

We're proud to be leading the way ​KAL and Little Darlings Early Development Centre are proud to announce that we just got the NBN installed at your Centre. The sixth Centre with a completed install out of all KAL Centres is very exciting. This means so much for our Centre, the staff and children. In room tablets and communication will be instant, the ability to educate with vi...

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January News

Hello and welcome to our first newsletter for 2018. We hope all our families had a relaxing Festive season and a Happy New Year. 2018 is welcoming us with exciting changes, starting with Miss Leanne returning in February to our Front Desk as Centre Manager from our Doolandella Centre. I know she is eager to re-connect with families and has missed interacting with our little ones. I would like to s...

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November Newsletter

Welcome to the November Newsletter.​ We are nearly at that time of year again........... Christmas. We have lots planned for the children. Christmas Celebration Week We will be having a week of Christmas Celebrations starting on Monday the 11th of December and concluding on Friday the 15th of December.  Every day will be something different so no child will miss out. Permission slips will be ...

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November Newsletter - from the office

Welcome to November wow the year has flown by For those of you who don't know me My name is Allana. I have recently returned to Doolandella ELC after 6months of maternity leave. I will be working along side Leanne in the office. If you have any questions or concerns be do not hesitate to come and see me. In the lead up to Christmas we will be busy here at the center with our upcoming events and ge...

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October newsletter 2017

Welcome to the October 2017 newsletter A BIG Welcome to our families.  WOW, How fast has the year gone.  We are coming to that time of year again, when we are looking for activities to do for Christmas.  If you have any ideas that you would like to pass on for children friendly arts and crafts please do. Dates to remember Friday 27th October  - Day for Daniel Tuesday 31st Octob...

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Talk like a Pirate day!

Your children are welcome to join us on September 19th to dress up and join in on the fun on Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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welcome to the September 2017 newsletter

From the office. Welcome to our new families and children.  I hope your time at Mini Mees is an enjoyable one and your child makes lasting friendships. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to speak to myself or your child's Lead Educator. Spring has Sprung and the days are getting warmer.  As the mornings are still a little brisk and the children are in their warm clothes ,cou...

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Robina First | Father's Day Afternoon Tea

Calling all daddies, dads, fathers, step-dads, grandpas, pops uncles and all of the marvellous male role models in our children's lives! We've planned a very special, jam-packed afternoon for you all, so come a join us from 3pm. Don't forget to register your ticket on our Eventbrite page Please note: This event is exclusive to Robina First children, their families and friends. Enrol now: www.robin...

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Robina First | Kidchella Book Festival

Join us for our FIRST EVER Kidchella BOOK FESTIVAL!!! Help us celebrate the wonders of the literary world, dress up as you favourite book character and even meet some very special surprise book characters!

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Robina First | Teddy Bear's Picnic

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Mini Mees August Newsletter 2017

​From the Office Wow I can't believe we are already in August and heading into September. A big thank you to those families that ordered pies from our pie drive.  We raised enough money to purchase a new bike for the children. Around the Centre We have had an eventful month, with much more to follow. The children enjoyed watching Magic Mike the magician, with his tricks and turning Miss Sharo...

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Robina First | Bonjour July!

Children Learn What They Live"If children live with criticism, They learn to condemn.If children live with hostility, They learn to fight.If children live with ridicule,They learn to be shy.If children live with shame, They learn to feel guilty.If children live with encouragement, They learn confidence.If children live with tolerance, They learn to be patient.If children live with praise, The...

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NBN and Free WiFi

We're proud to be leading the way ​KAL and Doolandella Early Learning Centre are proud to announce that we just got the NBN installed.  The fourth Centre with a completed install out of all KAL Centres is very exciting. This means so much for our Centre, the staff and children. In room tablets and communication will be instant, the ability to educate with videos including streaming ...

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Mini Mees July newsletter

Mini Mees Newsletter for July 2017 ​From the Office Welcome to the July newsletter Pie Drive Order Forms A big thank you to those families that have returned their order forms. If you still have an order and would like to place it please bring it in before Wednesday 26th July. All orders that have been placed will be delivered to the Centre on Friday 4th August 2017. Lots of things happening aroun...

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NBN and Free WiFi

We're proud to be leading the way ​KAL and Underwood Early Learning Centre are proud to announce that we just got the NBN installed.  The third Centre with a completed install out of all KAL Centres is very exciting. This means so much for our Centre, the staff and children. In room tablets and communication will be instant, the ability to educate with videos including streaming fro...

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NAIDOC WEEK | Our Languages Matter!

What is NAIDOC Week? It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. "The 2017 theme - Our Languages Matter - aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in both cultural identity, li...

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Robina First | Winter Newsletter

Baby, it's cold outside! We are getting ourselves ready for cozy nights, warm blankets and hot chocolates! ​Date ​Event ​Time 3rd July - 9th July ​ NAIDOC Week All Week14th JulyBastille Day All Day ​19th July Get Set For Prep - Parent Information Night6pm​​25th July​ ​Robina Library Story time​​9.30am​27th July Old McDonald's Farm9.30am ​4th August ​Jeans for Genes Day&nbs...

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June newsletter 2017

Welcome ​Wow it's June, were has the year gone?.  We have been busy here at Mini Mees.  The Ella program is in the full swing in the pre-prep room.  The Language and Literacy program that is run by Yugumbir State School is well under way, the children are responding very well. Winter is upon us Brrrrrrrrrr........ Now that we are heading into the cooler months, could we please remem...

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Learning & Embracing Differences In All Children

Inclusion Support In Early Childhood Education & Care Services In order to best support children of all needs, behavioral traits, culture, language & diagnoses we work closely with our Inclusion Support Professional; Kylee.  Inclusion Support work with our Educators to assist the inclusion of all children, facilitate active & meaningful participation & to teach children to lea...

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June Newsletter

Welcome to the June edition of Doolandella Early Learning Centre's Newsletter, A lot is happening in our corner of Doolandella & one of those most exciting items is that we have applied to have the NBN installed in our centre, this will vastly improve the use of the tablets for signing in & out your child's attendance as well as giving us the option of having multiple phone lines so your c...

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NBN and Free WiFi

We're proud to be leading the way ​KAL and Jelly Bean Child Care Centre are proud to announce that we just got the NBN installed.  The second Centre with a completed install out of all KAL Centres is very exciting. This means so much for our Centre, the staff and children. In room tablets and communication will be instant, the ability to educate with videos including streaming from ...

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June Newsletter From Our Rooms

Dear Parents and Caregivers Wow!  Cannot believe we are in the middle of the year already! The last month we have been concentrating on routine, self-help skills and writing skills. The children are really enjoying soccer and Hi Dee Ho. They all look forward to the days in which the kindergarten programmed activities are on. The children are working well together in small and large groups and...

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Centre Newsletter May 2017

Welcome to the May edition of Doolandella's news! You will have all noticed that both Miss Evonne & Allana are well into their maternity leave & have both welcomed new family additions into the world, Evonne has a daughter named Ida & Allana a son named Charles. We can't wait for them to visit, we wish them & their babies to be healthy & get lots of sleep! As many of our famili...

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Reconciliation Week - Let's Take the Next Steps

Reconciliation Week at Robina First "I have been visiting schools for more than 10 years, I love sharing my knowledge and skills with students and teachers" Uncle Boomerang (Paul Craft) Uncle Boomerang (Paul Craft) Visit - Friday 2nd June On Friday 2nd June 2017 Uncle Boomerang (Paul Craft) from Burragun Aboriginal Cultural Services will be visiting our Centre Paul is an active and contributing me...

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May Newsletter 2017

Welcome to our families.  Wow how this year is flying by. We are nearly at June.  I hope that all our Mum's, Grandma's, Nannas and the Dad's that step in for Mum, had a wonderful Mother's Day and got spoilt with presents and lots of LOVE.  Thank you to the Mum's that attended our Morning Tea.  The children enjoyed showing you how they climb on the fort, shooting baskets in the ...

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Sensory Processing Occupational Therapy Information Night

​Time ​​May 24, 2017 - 6:30 PM ​Location 931 Blunder Rd Doolandella Speakers Free Information Night on sensory processing & how this affects children's behaviour​ Some kids struggle to pay attention, engage, learn and play in the typical kindy or childcare setting. They may be anxious and over-sensitive to touch, noise, movement and/ or smell - easily upset and refusing to engage in the play. ...

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NBN and Free WiFi

We're proud to be leading the way ​KAL and Daisy Hill Early Learning are proud to announce that we just got the NBN installed.  The first Centre with a completed install out of all KAL Centres is very exciting. This means so much for our Centre, the staff and children. In room tablets and communication will be instant, the ability to educate with videos including streaming from onli...

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Hello May!

12th May 2017​Mother's Day Afternoon Tea 19th May 2017  ​Pre-Prep Eye Testing30th May 2017Library Visit ​Time​​3.30pm - 4.30pm  Friday 12th May 2017 ​LocationRobina First Early Learning Centre​TicketsClick here to RSVPMackillopMaboHollowsChangMonash "A well-integrated sensory motor system supports play, self-confidence, self-care skills, academic learning and executive functioning" Austr...

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May Newsletter

May 2017 Please note that the Centre will be closed on Monday 1st May for labour Day Public Holiday​ Hello Parents and Families, and welcome to the May edition of our newsletter... Welcome back for another month of fun at Beattie Road :) I just want to say a huge thank you to all the families for your continued patience with me while I learn a new side to my job, while I help Miss Tracey and Mr Ro...

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April 2017

Doolandella April Newsletter I have been very excited to come & join the Doolandella Early Learning Centre's network of Educators, thank you for welcoming me so warmly. Evonne & Alana have both finished their work to put their feet up for some well-deserved maternity leave before their wonderful family additions arrive in May, we look forward to sharing that happy news with the families. E...

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April 2017

​A big Welcome to our Families and those that have joined us here at Mini Mees. We hope your time here at the centre is memorable and they make long lasting friendships.   The year is flying by once again It's nearly May.

Centre Photo's

It's that time of the year again. These will be held on Tuesday 30th of May and Wednesday 31st of May. These will start at 9am.If your child does not attend on those days but you would like them to have photo's, could you please have them here then.

Keep an eye out for the order forms in your child's pocket closer to the dates

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We Survived the Storm... Now let's bring on the Sunshine

Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability Ho Chi Minh ♥ THANK YOU....WE LOVE YOU ♥ It brings so much joy to see smiling faces after what has been for many families a very difficult past couple of days. News has spread of many of our friends and families losing their power, water and having their houses flooded. I would li...

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Robina First | March 2017

​ A warm hello to all of our families at Robina First :) Firstly, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our new families that have recently joined us. We are so excited to be part of your child's journey creating wonderful memories that will be remembered for years to come. Autumn is in the air. This season we see the trees begin to shed their leaves and prepare themselves for the cooler month...

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March 2017 - Mini Mees

Welcome to another month. Firstly, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our new families that have recently joined us. We are so excited to be part of your child's journey creating wonderful memories that will be remembered for years to come. Language and Literacy Program T his is going to be an exciting program the pre-preps will be involved with.We will be working with Yugumbir State School...

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