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Dear Parents & Guardians,
Welcome to our October News!
The year is passing us by so very quickly and I would like to extend a big thank you to all our wonderful Educators, Children and Families. Your continued support, communication and contributions are always so very very welcomed.
Our service is currently at full capacity and unfortunately we are not able to support with any day changes currently. Please continue to share your requests with us and we will do our best to support where possible. As we reach closer to Christmas Holidays we should be able to support a little more.
Finishing Up Care:
Just a reminder that anyone leaving us to commence school or no longer requiring care need to return a termination form with 2 x weeks notice so that we can finalise your account and bookings accordingly. Please e-mail us to receive this end of care form.
The due date for the returned 2021 re-enrolment forms has now passed. If you are yet to return your form please do so as soon as possible. Unfortunately with our current full occupancy we are unable to support with any further additional day requests at this stage but we encourage families to make all requests on these forms so we can assist as soon as the vacancies arise. The Rolls for 2021 have been completed and are located in reception for families to view. Please note our Educators change room environments each year and these allocations have not yet been confirmed. Families will be notified of Educator allocations by the end of the year.
Save the Date:
13th December 2pm-5pm we are planning to host our Children's End of Year Celebrations. More information to follow in the coming month.
6th December - all day event - this will be our Family Photo Day. More information to follow soon.
Thank you very much,
Hayley & the Capestone Team
Kidz Magic Capestone
Australia's most famous horse race held over a distance of 3200 metres at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.
A global movement to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play.
The day to promote sustainable environmental practices.
On this day, participants attempt make to the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organisations.
The Indian festival of lights.
The day to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.
3 to 12 November 2020 : Irena Lebar
5 November 2020 : Ramanjit Kaur
6 November 2020 : Tomomi Martin
12 to 13 November 2020 : Danielle Runeback
12 to 13 November 2020 : Priya
16 November 2020 : Tayebeh Habibi
17 November 2020 : Manita Khatiwada
20 November 2020 : Mariela Finnerty
20 November 2020 : Tracy Mathers
This month we have finally reached out goal for bottle caps! Thank you to all the families that helped us reach this goal. Now that we have reached our goal we will have a break from collecting so that everything can be sorted out and sent where it needs to go.
Did you know our raised garden beds are ready to go? To extend our garden in a new and interesting way we have been making hanging baskets filled with beautifully coloured flowers. If you have any child safe plants that you would like to see grown here please let us know.
Welcome to Nursery 1 October Newsletter
It is October already and so much achievements and developments to each child to have.
Happy birthday for Kayden who is turn 1 this month too.
We are appreciated to all parents and guardians to maintains an open communication with the educators regards each child needs, interest, concerns and ideas. Even if there any changes at home environment regards with their routines, illness, daily events or any achievement they made at home it would be so precious for us to knowledge it to support and continuing each child developments.
Please provide spare clothes and naming all the belonging to avoid misplaced each item would be much appreciated.
Miss Yefi, Miss Inday, Miss Prema and Miss Swetha
Hello from Nursery 2
Welcome to our October update.This month is certainly moving along very quickly, this week Liam joined our group, we are looking forward to him settling in and making new friends.
We are continuing with our textures and art experiences.Earlier this week we set up two sand experiences, one wet with some colour mixed through it and another tray of dry sand which we added the trucks and cars to, both very popular with all of the children.We have used a variety of tools for our paintings and will continue along with this theme next month as well.
The children are showing lots of interest in the books so we used the computer in conjunction with the Very Hungry Caterpillar book so the children could follow the book along with the narration and pictures on the computer.We had some excited voices repeating the words as they followed the story.
I have also sent out a note on Educa about what to expect with transitions which will occur around Christmas time/New year to the Toddler room.If you haven't already returned your enrolment form for next year could you please do so soon as we can then work out children and rooms for next year.
Thank you to the families who attended our Parent Interviews, we will have them again in the New Year around late February.Remember you are welcome to speak to us at any time if you have any concerns.
As the weather has become quite warm recently could you please pack some summer clothes so we can change the children if they become too hot.
Until next time
Miss Liz, Miss Sandra, Miss Prema and Miss Swetha
Welcome to the month of October in the Toddlers room. What a busy month we have had. I think the highlight for most of the children would have to be going out into the big yard of an afternoon, as many of you parents know, it can be quite tricky convincing them to come home at pick up from that yard. It is lovely seeing them venture out into that yard, exploring all the different areas and testing their physical skills. Although I do have to admit it makes me a bit sad seeing them growing up so much, knowing they will be leaving our room very soon.
What a busy month or so we have had for birthdays. We have had Matias, Morgan, Tia and Parker already turn 2, and we are just about to have Elias, Leo B, Anika, Sophie S, Miller and Rayansh turn 2. Watch out parents!! Happy Birthday to all these beautiful Toddlers.
Thank you again to all the parents that made it along to the Parent Teacher night, I hope you found it valuable. I also hope the transition information was valuable as well.
Our Toddlers children have been learning lots of personal/social skills this month. They all clean up after meal times, as well as pack away their sheets in their bags. They are also very slowly learning more social skills and what is acceptable. We have seen some very early concepts of sharing, by offering peers toys. We have also seen some early concepts of compassion and empathy emerging, with children acknowledging and even trying to comfort peers when they are upset.
As we ease into this nice summer weather, please ensure there are spare clothes in your child's bag, as well as a named hat.
Please get USB's/Money back to me ASAP if you are wanting copies of your child's photos so I can get this done. Also please ensure you have got your re-enrolment form back to Hayley so she can finish finalizing enrollments for 2021!
Miss Tracy, Miss Tomomi, Miss Luna, Miss Claudia, Miss Salma and Miss Raman
Wunya families and welcome to the October news letter.
We have been learning more sign language over the past few weeks. We can now sign our names and alphabet along with our numbers and colours. Over the next couple of weeks we will be learning how to sign some of our favorite songs including 'baa baa sheep' and 'twinkle twinkle little star'.
We have been exploring science through sensory play and cooking. We have made our own lava lamps, slime, playdoh, fizzing volcano and shaving foam. We have cooked our own cheesy creatures and made our own juice.
During our Spanish lessons we have been learning new songs including our welcome song to learn greetings, Hola and Adios (hello and goodbye), and counting 1-5.
We have also been working hard to learn our positional words:
Arriba - up
Abajo - down
Debajo - under
A few reminders for families:
+ Hats are required each day for play
+ Sheets for rest time and any items you bring to care each day need to be labelled.
Miss Charmaine, Miss Laura, Miss Tabi, Miss Alida, Miss Mariela and Miss Swetha
Hello ST2 families,
Wow it's November already. This year has gone so fast and we are so proud of our friends continuing to reach milestones and becoming more independent.
I just want to take this opportunity to Thankyou all our beautiful families in the ST2 room for all your love and support after the loss of my husband. I've appreciated all the love, support and understanding.
Popular activities within the room this month have included building magnetic shapes, trucks, building blocks, the sensory table with a range of sensory items, plastic animals, logs and leaves, rocks, puzzles, painting, drawing and cooking.
If you have any other toys or natural items you may see when out for a stroll or a hike such as bark, sea shells, snake skin, birds nests, twigs, logs cut into slices, wooden bowls etc I would greatly appreciate the donations.
During group time we continue to revise our name recognition, shapes, alphabet, colours and counting 1 to 20.
We have decided to continue to teach our little friends the song 'Wash your hands' by the wiggles. This is really important as there are a few runny noses in our room at the moment.
It's teaching children how to wash their hands but also to counting to 15 whilst washing them. This has proven to be a reliable way to engage the children whilst learning.
We are also encouraging coughing into our elbow, blowing our noses, washing our hands after we disguard the dirty tissue and singing the whole wash our hands song whilst washing our hands with soap. We stop washing once the song is finished.
We are also toilet training several friends in the ST2 room, please make sure they have a spare set of shoes, socks and several pairs of easy to pull up/down pants and shorts in their bags incase they have any toileting accidents.
Before transitioning into the older rooms we try to encourage to have your child toilet trained and off the day time milk bottle. If you want to discuss this any further please don't hesitate to talk to me about it anytime.
It's also important that all children's items, bedding, clothing, bottles and formula are clearly labelled.
If not staff will have to label it for you as we have several matching sheets with names not clearly written on them.
As Christmas is fast approaching if anyone has any donations of pinecones, materials etc that we may be able to incorporate into Christmas activities please feel free to bring them in.
Have a wonderful month,
Miss Mel, Miss Irena, Miss Olivia, Miss Priya, Miss Alida and Miss Dani
Hello families and wow it's October already!
We're currently getting ready for Halloween dress up on the last Friday of the month.
This month has seen us focus on M, N, O, P. The children have been practicing the sounds of each letter, brainstorming and discussing what words start with these particular letters and practicing the shapes that each letter is made of.
We have also been going through the colours individually to help some of our younger friends have transitioned recently, it also serves as a great reminder for our older friends and a great opportunity to rehash.
We've been speaking about the weather, however the weather has been pretty boring, being the same every day, until the last week of October! There has been some anxiety around storms so we've been listening to relaxing music with storm sounds, talking about and reading Warnayarra the rainbow snake and practicing meditation in the afternoons- around the times storms hit.
See you in November!
Miss Amy, Miss Chrystel, Miss Manita and Miss Dishu, Miss Ailish and Miss Dani
November is almost come and the end of the year is creeping fast. We race against the time to ensure the children has adequate skills and knowledge for their higher level education.
During October, our main priority was the letter formation practice and counting.Using the Casey Caterpillar methods each children had turn to practice their hand grip skills and practiced their basic writing steps by making various shape of lines. We counted from one to thirty and numbers recognition through the floor game. Each children had turn to point the number on the card.
Our learning wall is part of our routine program to refresh the children's memory not only for letters and numbers but also for shapes and colours. On a daily basis we engaged the children in discussion about the days of the week, the season's and weather. Reading books, movement and music session including our feeling discussion which played an important role in our daily program to regulate the children emotions.
We also celebrated the book week, the most popular day of the month because it was a fun day when the children dressed up as their favourite book's character. Thank you for all the families who supported the children in their preparation for this day. We aware it is not an easy task and this day would not be successful without your help.
Miss Sarah, Miss Maria, Miss Alida, Miss Ailish, Miss Dani and Miss Dishu
Firstly we would like to welcome Baby Olivia into this beautiful world born on the 1st of October, Miss Cathy and her family are doing very well.
Secondly we would like to welcome Mr Reggie to our Kidz Magic family in the Kindergarten room working along side Miss Tahlia while Miss Cathy is on maternity leave.
Thirdly we would like to welcome Lakshmi into our Kindergarten room to become prep ready with our 2020 Kindergarten children.
We wish to celebrate some October Birthdays this month:
17th Miss Tahlia
The focus letters we have been learning so far this term and this month has been Jj and Zz.
During our Group Times, we brainstormed some words that start with the letter Jj and Zz during our group times, also learning about Japan, Jamaica, Zimbabwe with their culture, language, flags and songs, listening to a child friendly book about Zombies, asking the children what animals can you find at the Zoo, researching fun facts about Zebras, researching a Zeppelin, Zesting oranges and lemons for smell and texture, brainstorming together what is Zen, Zen balancing yoga poses, and some interesting conversations around Jail.
During our activity times we have been exploring a variety of ways and things to do with the letter Jj and Zz. Making Jelly to then eat and taste, counting Jellyfish work sheet, making the letter Z with paddle pop sticks, counting/colour matching Zinnia flowers, taste testing different flavours of juice orange/apple/tropical/vegie juice, role play Jail with cops/robbers, counting Jelly beans,
During our art and craft we were creative making Jellyfish, drawing Jaguars, painting the Japanese flag, drawing Zig Zag lines on work sheets, painting the number 0 and the word Zero, cutting and pasting pictures of Zoo animals, drawing Zepplins, cutting and pasting different Zinnia flower colours to match, decorating jeans/jackets, drawing our own version of Jelly beans, directive drawing of a Zebra,
Our transitions have been Jumping in hoops, I spy the letter J, writing our names, finding our name sticks, Zap into Zoo animal movements, singing 'down in the Jungle', asking the children what do animals eat at the Zoo, asking the children Jiggle/Jog/Zap/Zoom off, sang 'old mcdonald had a farm'.
The new focus letters are Ww and Vv.
Mister Regi, Miss Tahlia, Miss Ailish and Miss Dani