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July 2021 Newsletter - Kidz Magic Capestone

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to our latest Newsletter for 2021.

Statements and Payments:

Statements are sent out to families each Monday/Tuesday of each week. When viewing the top 'amount due' section it should show each week a nil balance - this balance will be inclusive of the fees yet to be deducted on the current week.

Fee's must be one week in advance at all times - as per centre policy. If there is insufficient funds in your account, you will be charged a dishonour fee of $14.95.

If you have any questions surrounding your accounts please contact reception to discuss further.

Visitor's QR Code:

As we are moving forward and getting away from paper, we have designed our very own QR Code just for our visitors. Each visitor is requested to sign in when they arrive and sign out when they are departing. Once you open the QR Code using your Camera App you will be asked to fill in a few details, including the purpose of your visit. Please not this is not for parents who are dropping off and picking up each day – just centre visitors

Upcoming Public Holiday:

Just a reminder that our Ekka show day falls on Monday 9th August this year.

We will be closed on this day but open for the remainder of the week.

School Photos:

We are expecting to see school photos returned to the centre within the next fortnight. We will send out a message via Educa to let everyone know as soon as they arrive J

Centre Sickness:

Just a friendly reminder that if your little one is suffering any cold and flu like symptoms, we ask that you keep them home till they are well again and seek a GP clearance/check where necessary.

Packing additional spare clothing is also a great help so we can change them according to the conditions outside and inside. At least 3 different clothing options are ideal. 

Hayley Le | Centre Director | Kidz Magic - Capestone  

  •  1 August 2021 - National Tree Day

The day to help us connect with nature by planting trees and shrubs to improve our natural environment.

  • 4 August 2021 - Tooth Boost Show

Please refer to the event board in Reception area for more info

  • 2 to 6 August 2021 - Dental Health Week

The Australian Dental Association's (ADA) major annual oral health campaign. It takes place each year in the first full week of August.

  • 6 August 2021 - Jeans for Genes Day

The charity's mission is to support families and children with birth defects or incurable genetic diseases. Families and children are encouraged to wear jeans on this day to show their support.

  • 9 August 2021 - International Day of The World's Indigenous People Day

The day to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world's indigenous population.

  • 16 to 20 August 2021 - Science Week

National Science Week is Australia's annual celebration of science and technology.

  • 23 to 27 August 2021 - Book Week

The week when schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators. Children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book's character. The theme of this year is Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.

Charmaine Weston – 2 August 2021  

Cathy Gash – 2 to 13 August 2021  

Prema Vasala – 3 August 2021  

  Maria Purnamadjaja – 10 ,12 and 13 August 2021

  Swetha Math – 13, 20 and 23 August 2021

Tomomi Martin – 23 August 2021  

Tracy Mathers – 27 August 2021  

This month we have focused on native plants and bush tukka plants as we have celebrated NAIDOC week. 

We added a Native NSW Christmas bush, two different types of bottle brush, tamarillo, gooseberry and edible flowers to our garden. 

We are also very excitedly awaiting the arrival of our native bee hive. These bees are stingless and will be beneficial for our gardens. 

As our gardens grow and extend we are learning so much about the environment and ourselves.

  Miss Laura Chapman

Welcome to Nursery 1 for the month of July.

Firstly thank you for all being amazing families whilst I was away on my holiday, and oh my, the reactions I got from my bubbas when I got back was just beautiful. And they had all grown and changed so much in that small 2 weeks.

In July we will say a sad goodbye to both Kian and Oliver. I wish you and your whole family the absolute best for the future, and thank you for entrusting us with the care of your precious babies.

Now as Hayley has mentioned recently, there will be no room moves for the rest of the year, so your babies will more than likely see out their year in Nursery 1, then move into their new rooms next year, which for some may be Nursery 2, some Toddlers and some Senior Toddlers. If there is anything at all you would like to see your child develop over the second half of this year, please don't hesitate to come have a chat to me about it.

This month I have noticed more than anything with the babies how much their resilience and independence has developed. They all have wonderful relationships with their primary caregivers, but have also developed relationships with the casual and float staff that come through the room.

Please remember to still send along named sheets, drink bottle, and warm clothes, as this weather is still quite cool at the moment. Hopefully we are getting through the coldest part of winter soon and the weather will start warming up again.

Warmest hugs from Miss Tracy, Miss Hiro, Miss Raman and Miss Swetha

Good day all! We are hoping everyone has started the second half of the year safe, healthy and happy. Seems like when I do a Newsletter, the beginning of the month always starts off with a lockdown?

First of all, we congratulate Oscar Holmes for reaching his walking milestone this month! Well done Oscar!!! The nursery children are growing so fast, developing their individual identities and communicating a lot more clearly.

This month we celebrated our Nation's First People with NAIDOC week. The children participated in hand painting using black, red and yellow to represent the people, the earth and the sun. Later this month we will celebrate Peru Independence Day, make sure you read our next newsletter to find out how we celebrated.

We are so proud of our friend Jan who progressed to Toddler. Nursery 2 will miss your smiling face.

A couple of friendly reminders for parents and guardians:

  • Please pack more warm clothes as it feels like we are living in a freezer, so we have variety to change in to when your child is and is not active.
  • Be sure to label all items of clothing.
  • On the last attendance day of the week, please don't forget to bring home used bed/cot sheets. Ready to go on the following week, clean and fresh for your child to sleep on.
  • Please label these with your child's name as well.

Following up on last month's newsletter reminders:

  • Please name all your child's belongings.
  • If your child does not have Sudocrem with their name on it, please provide this as soon as possible.
  • Bottles that use cow's milk need to be labelled as such, and refrigerated with their name in the Nursery 2 kitchen. There is a chart on the refrigerator door that needs to be filled out each day with the quantity of bottles you have brought in.
  • Please keep teething creams/gels in your child's bag for easy access.

Please enjoy a selection of photos from the month so far.

Miss Yefi, Miss Inday, Miss Raman and Miss Swetha

Hi all and welcome to Pre-Kindergartens Newsletter for July,

This month saw us delve into C, D and E, learning about the sound of these letters, words that start with them and what pre writing shapes make them up. The confidence it takes to come up to the board is phenomenal and everyone is nailing it.

Miss Tabi has been working with the children on some numeracy activities, with little beads and dice. The children rolled the dice and counted the little dots on the side that was visible. The children used their fine motor skills to pick up the beads, then count them to make sure they had the correct number. This activity also helps finger strength and sequencing, as some of the children lined up their beads in colour or shape.

Miss Dani has continued with messy play throughout winter with a truly slimy experience using water and hydrated chia seeds. The children described how it felt, but we maybe thought they looked like frogs eggs! The children have also made play dough and used rosemary from the garden to scent it.
We tried stamping with leaves from the garden and paint, painting with powdered herbs and spices and painting with rosemary sprigs.

Thank you,

Amy, Dani, Tabi, Charmaine, Alida, Ness, Sunita, Dishu and Aparna. 

Wunya Families,

During the month of July we covered the letters Dd and Gg, the topics of Relationships and Music and Movement.

For the letter D we created some learning opportunities as follow:

- Cassey Caterpillar writing practice - Letter Dd

- Letter Dd worksheet

- Dinosaurs world table activity

- Reading books: Dinosaurs goes to school

- Discussion about "Direction"

- Showing picture with our Daddy

- Find the words start with Dd

And below were some activities which related with the letter Gg:

- Cassey Caterpillar writing practice - Letter Gg

- Reading book: The Gruffalo

- Create our own Gruffalo with playdough

- Letter Gg activity with the garden sticker Rainbow 

- Look after our garden activity through discussion and watering our garden

- Find the words start with Gg

Feel free to discuss your child/ren's learning progress to Sarah if you have any question or feedback.

Kindergarten 2 Team,

Miss Sarah, Miss Claudia, Miss Narelle, Miss Maria, Miss Sophie, Miss Charmaine and Miss Dishu