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November 2021 Newsletter - Kidz Magic Capestone

 Dear parents and guardians,

Welcome to our second last Newsletter for 2021.

A reminder on the following dates:

Saturday 11th December – Children's Christmas Party.

9am-12pm. Loads of fun to be had.

Thursday 13th January – Kindergarten Graduation.

If you haven't yet RSVP'd please do so as soon as possible.

2022 Confirmation of Enrolment:

A very big thank you to all the families who have completed their 2022 re-enrolments. The information you provide during this time supports us with any updates and requests to best meet your needs.

We have commenced our allocations of 2022 students for the busy year ahead.

The practice of allocating students to a specific class is somewhat trivial from a student-interaction perspective, given our educators and teachers and classes collaborate across their days and spend time getting to know all children within their care.

This level of collaboration continues to grow and deepen each year and is further fostered through our open door programs, rosters, job share and interactions between educators/teachers.

It is our practice to make annual changes to class groupings, fostering the ongoing development of students social and emotional skills by learning about others and forming new peer friendship groups.

Throughout 2021 our team of experienced educators have formed a wise opinion about children who work effectively together and as such, we have a robust process in place for formulating class lists each year taking into consideration:

-Emotional and social development

-Age ranges

-Days required

-Learning needs

-Classroom behaviour

-Friendships

-Educator skill sets to further support development

Each year our team of Educators are also allocated new room environments. This allows for many wonderful things around their professional growth such as:

-Further growth and development

-Continuing to provide challenges, inspiration and motivation

-New team building opportunities

Educators will be notified of their room changes at the end of the year and I will update the rolls accordingly to reflect these changes once they are confirmed.

We believe that both children and adults alike are capable of and should be given the opportunity to make new relationships.

Fostering resilience as we learn to handle new situations and challenge ourselves helps to prepare us for the years ahead.

We are super excited for our busy year ahead!

We also have exciting news of an extension to be built onto our Kidz Magic campus where we will be able to create a new classroom space in 2022.

Please let me know if you have any questions or queries along the way or e-mail me at any time on hayleyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hayley Le | Centre Director | Kidz Magic - Capestone 

  • 11 December 2021 - Kidz Magic Capestone Christmas Party 

Lots of fun! For more info please see our reception.


  • 14 December 2021 - African Drum

Start at 9.30, $8 per child


  • 24 December 2021 - Christmas Eve

The day before Christmas Day


  • 25 Decemeber 2021 - Christmas Day 

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.


  • 26 December 2021 - Boxing Day

Boxing Day is a holiday in many countries, such as Australia, in the Commonwealth of Nations. It was traditionally a day for employers in England to give bonuses of money, leftover food or old clothing to their employees, or for lords to give agricultural tools and seeds for the coming year to their tenants.


  • 31 December 2021 - New Year Eve

The last day of the Gregorian calendar.

Priya Sharma - 3 December 2021

Chrystel Green -  3, 10, 17 December 2021 

Yevi Macgregor-Davis - 8 December 2021 

Melissa Pohatu - 8 to 9 December 2021

Mariela Finnerty -  9, 29 December 2021 to 7 January 2022

Danielle Runeback - 10 December 2021

Tomomi Martin - 16 and 24 December 2021 

Tahlia Eigi -  16, 27 to 31 December 2021

  Amy Chester - Amy Chester

Olivia Kong -  20 to 23 December 2021 and 29 to 30 December 2021  

Tayebeh Habibi -  20, 23, 29 to 30 December 2021 and 4 to 6 January 2022

Sarah Brosnan - 21 to 24 December 2021

 Ailish Mclaughlin - 24 December 2021 to 4 January 2022

 Vanessa Ryan - 24 December 2021

Manita Khatiwada - 24 and 31 December 2021 

Maria Purnamadjaja - 29 December 2021 to 14 January 2022 

Claudia Avila  - 29 December 2021 to 6 January 2022 

Hiro Brady - 30 to 31 December 2021

As it approaches the festive season once again here are my top 5 tips for a greener christmas:

1) only buy food that you know will get eaten and if you have left overs store them in reusable containers instead of plastic wrap and single use bags

2) when wrapping gifts use more sustainable options like brown paper (without shiny or glossy details), reuse gift bags and paper where possible or even wrap the gift in fabric like a scarf or tea towel

3) let your children make hand made wrapping paper and gifts to make the gift a little extra special

4) buy gifts from local small business instead of large chain stores

5) instead of buying premade crackers filled with single use plastic why not buy a packet of ones to make yourself. You can fill them with small gifts that each person will love 

Miss Laura Chapman

 Welcome to November in Nursery 1.

What a busy month we have had, our children have been such enthusiastic little learners and it is great to see how they have responded to our colour experiences in October. Some of our children communicate so well verbally and non- verbally and their input of discovering something new just amazes me, we have continued with our colours over the November period but also incorporated our five senses.

The opportunity to discover the world through touch boosts your child's tactile and brain development as it builds motor skills and an active curiosity, narrate them to discoveries. This spark's, fur is so soft, Daddy's beard is scratchy, the grass is wet. For babies and children, the world is a magical mix of sights, sounds, smell, taste, and touch. Unlike most adults, children feel first and then think later and that's a beautiful thing. So how can we help our babies and children to enjoy an even richer sensory experience, so over the last couple of weeks we have all participated in different forms of art experiences, sensory toy, and natural environment experiences to explore their five senses. This was a great opportunity to see how each child reacted in different ways, somewhere so excited others needed a little encouragement but at the end, we all achieved the same outcome.

The end of year is approaching fast, and our weather is a bit funny at the moment where we could still have hot days but cool afternoons, we ask that our parents provide us with a jumper for those cold or cooler days. We encourage our parents to please apply sunscreen before leaving home in the morning and we will continue applying sunscreen throughout the day when we have outdoor play.

Just want to thank all our parents for their support over the last couple of weeks, it makes the journey so much easier with support. If you have any concerns or suggestions about your child's learning or interest and feel you can contribute, please email Hayley so we can achieve the best outcomes for our children.

Thank you and until next month.

Miss Alida, Miss Hiro and Miss Raman.

Hello! Christmas is fast approaching; I hope you have your presents ready for your little ones!

Our milestone for this month include Miguel increasing his speed and agility, moving around the room and playground much easier. He also reached sitting position – all by himself! Congratulations Miguel!

This month we celebrated Diwali at the centre. It is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists. Diwali symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance". As you can see from the photos, Nursery 2 got involved.

A couple of friendly reminders for parents and guardians:

  • Please ensure to label all items of clothing, sheets, blankets and milk bottles individually.
  • 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.


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 some photos from the month so far.

Have a wonderful festive season! Stay safe from all of us here in Nursey 2

Miss Yefi, Miss Inday, Miss Swetha and Miss Raman

Wunya Families and welcome to our November newsletter for 2021.

This month we practiced pre writing and brainstorming the letters S, T, U, V, children said some great words starting with these letters I was very impressed. 

We also have participated in lots of arts, crafts and science experiements, we planted our own sunflower seeds into tiny propagation pots to take home and plant in the garden and watch them grow, we made trees with create paper and cellophane, free play stamping activities, we glued everything onto our paper to make some beautiful trees, made triangle collages with different colours and sizes, we made Diwali candle holders with cds, and different colour sticky gems, we made cinnamon scrolls, suncatcher umbrellas with contact and cellophane, made a car track where we drove our vehicles around, made a volcano in the sandpit and then continued to make our own little volcanoes, we finger painted a tree, making playdough, painted leaves and pressed them onto the paper and made our own sand art.

This month we have been talking about caring for ourselves and others, filling buckets and respect, their favourite books this month have been Stickman, when I care about others, There's just one you and The owl who lost its hoot.

Thankyou

Miss Amy, Miss Dani, Miss Tabi, Miss Charmaine, Miss Shushma, Miss Ness 

Kindy 1 have been busy learning about recognising all the letters of their names, ordering and writing these letters independently. 

Each child has worked one to one with the educators to focus on this learning task. We have also been busy learning spatial awareness, which is an important school readiness skills incorporating previous learning of directional concepts. 

We focused on Y for Yacht where the children had to position tangram shapes on the page in order to make a yacht boat. Our other letter focus this month has been V. 

The children used early STEM based learning to find out how to make a volcano erupt! We have continued to work on numeracy concepts such as directional language, left, right, forwards and backwards, high low, over and under during yoga, and music based songs and games.

As we are heading to the wet season and occasionally extreme warm weather we would like to encourage parents to apply sunscreen during drop off period, pack up change clothes, hat, drink bottle and shoes. 

Thank you.

Miss Tahlia, Miss Narelle, Miss Ailish and Miss Ness

Wunya families

This month brings learning about the letter W, V and Y. We learnt about the weather, vets and yachts. This is our last letters for the year and we have had such a wonderful time exploring theee letters and topics associated with these letters. 

For the remainder of the year we will continue to focus on our name writing abilities, self help skills and independence, all readying for our prep journey or second kindergarten journey. As always we would love you to support and encourage the children to do this with you at home too! 

Show and share has now come to an end and we want to thank the families who took the time to participate in this experience. 

As the weather warms please ensure that you apply sunscreen on your child's arrival and that they ALWAYS have a hat. Please ensure you pack a hat everyday and place it on your child's head before leaving them in the playground.

If you haven't already, please comment on the Educa message board with your child's last day, either for their holidays and return next year or for their final day in care before they start prep.

Thanks for your support
Miss Sarah, Miss Claudia, Miss Maria and Miss Sophie 

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