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October 2022 Newsletter - Kidz Magic Capestone

Hi Families,

Welcome to our October newsletter for 2023.

What a busy month we have had so far already.

A big thankyou to all our Grandparents and special visitors who attended our Grandparents day.  We had a lovely time hosting this morning and hope you loved it as much as we did.

Our Halloween party was also a huge success and we had a wonderful night dancing and celebrating with you all. 

A few dates to save over the next month:

- Children's Christmas Party - 3rd December 2pm-6pm - $5.00 per family

- Kindergarten Graduation - 17th January 6:30pm

- Kindergarten Information Session - 31st January 5:30pm

Hayley Le | Centre Director | Kidz Magic - Capestone  

  • 21 November 2022 - Odd Sock Day 

Reducing the stigma of mental ill-health and raising awareness of this serious issue, while having some fun, is what Odd Socks Day is all about!

We want to see everyone openly discuss mental ill-health issues, just as you would with a physical injury or any other health issue. One in five Australians aged 16-85 experience mental ill-health in any year.

When you wear odd socks you'll be helping GROW raise awareness of mental health issues and help to stamp out the stigma around mental ill-health. By wearing a pair of Odd Socks you're on your way to starting the conversation about mental wellbeing.

Miss Priya - 14/11/2022 - 13/01/2023 

Miss Sunita - 21/10/2022 - 30/12/2022 

Miss Inday - 24/10/2022 - 02/12/2022 

Miss Sarah - 22/11/2022 - 25/11/2022 

Miss Dishu - 31/10/2022 - 01/12/2022 

Miss Mel - 30/11/2022 - 05/12/2022 

 Welcome to October 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 all their learning 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 group learning over the last ten months, sensory play and incorporated our physical environment.

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. 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 and physical environment. 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 ten months, it makes the journey so much easier with support. It has been a great pleasure looking after all the beautiful children in nursery 1 and we hope you all enjoyed your time with us as we have watched our babies grow and develop and reaching milestones

Thank you and until next month.

Miss Alida and Miss Sandra.

 Nursery 2 newsletter for October2022

Wunya and apa kabar for all our beautiful families. It's our October newsletter for our little friends in Nursery 2.

This month our little friends were more interest with more of art and craft activities with assorted events in the Centre particularly this month.

Fine motor, eye coordination and using they own image with viewing the original model was helping and encourage our little friends to have and exploring their art and craft activities.

For our little friends who are transition to Toddler room we are focusing on self-help skills which they were starting to do washing and clean their own hands and faces. As well keep sitting on the little chair during the meals and they will be focusing of using the utensil with more confidence and drank their water more too. So far, the transition is going very well and all the children were enjoyed the Toddler environment and the educators.

For our little friends who still under and after 12 months old we are continuing to encourage and supporting them with their milestones and routines and so far, they are all improving and settling very well.

With each child daily bag please ensure you are taking home with each day. Especially when the day they do have dirty clothes to taking home or if needed extra spare clothes to replace.

At the end we are all the educators so happy, proud and feeling great to observe your little one growing and develop so much since they were started and they are all always showed their happiness and enjoyed other peer interactions during their activities as well.

Please take a look of the images of your little ones as follow:

 Wunya families and friends,

Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten's October Newsletter.

This months we have continued our focus on the alphabet, pre writing shapes and phonics with the letters U, V, W and X. We are almost at the end! We discovered these letters were a little difficult to find words for but super easy to write.

This month Miss Tabi facilitated cutting with scissors experiences for the children using the provocation V. Some of the children said V was for Vegetable so together the children and Miss tabi went through magazines finding vegetables to cut out.

Miss Tabi also loves maths and utilises counters and games to enhance their love of counting. Also matching games!

During group times we have been talking about feelings, being safe within the room and yard, and also about the natural environment, in particular bees as it gets warmer and our plants start to bloom, and storms.

Miss Dani has been away helping Kindergarten, she'll be back in November. A big thank you to the staff that have supported us in Pre Kindergarten in October.

Love, Miss Amy, Miss Tabi, Miss Ness, and Miss Charmaine.

 Newsletter Nov 2022:

Hello parents! We are coming to the end of our Kindergarten Year. Where has the time gone! This term we are learning about different Artists from around the world. The children have been displaying keen interest in art and craft and this has led us to exploring further. Creativity is the ability to think outside the proverbial box, to string two unrelated ideas together in a new way. The ability to be creative is vital to the success of our children and the well-being of our world.

So far, we have learnt about Kandinsky and how he was an abstract artist that heard music when he sure colour. We watch videos of people trying to attach music to his work and then explored how we can create works of art like Kandinsky. When then looked at Mimmi and Jinda; Aboriginal artists who paint their culture and stories. We looked at their piece about love, culture and community and created our own inspired pieces representing our love, culture, and community. We have been loving our Abstract Artists and talked about how abstract art focuses on colour, line, and shape, rather than objects. The next artist that took our fancy was Jackson Pollock with his drip art. We have lots of fun experimenting with drip art. We explored paint dripping from cups and then moved to paddle pop sticks. We were very careful not to let our tool touch the paper, just like Pollock. After that we looked at Van Gogh (one of Mrs Erin's favourite artists) and the starry night piece. We talked about how Van Gogh used lines to create movement in his piece, which led us to create our own starry night pictures focusing on our lines to create movement across the sky.

Diwali was lots of fun this year. Diwali is known as the 'Festival of Light' because millions of people light small oil lamps and place them in houses, gardens, roofs and more. These are called diyas and light the way for the Lakshmi - an Indian god - to enter people's homes. We had fun dancing, making tea light holders, etc.

Literacy and Language has been exploding this term as we finished up our Alphabet Sounds last term. This term we have begun to explore diagraph sounds with our vowels. We have learnt <ay>, <ee> and <ie> so far. As we explore these sounds, we focus on how they can be represented within our written language in vary forms. We have also continued our signing in every morning and have seen our friends improve their fine motor with writing and even learning to write their last name. Numeracy has found us extending our kindy friends with the concept of shapes, introducing the notion of 3D shapes. We have also been consolidating our number learning and one to one correspondence.

As we are getting ready for the transition to school, we would like to provide some tips you can do at home! Being school ready is not dependent on whether your child can read and write. Being school ready is about the whole child. When deciding on the right time for your child to start school, it's important to consider a range of factors, including your child's age, emotional maturity, language skills, social skills, physical wellbeing, and their ability to undertake simple self-help tasks independently.

How can you help prepare your child for beginning school?

  • Talk positively and confidently about starting and attending school
  • Speak with your child about the change in their daily routine, how will they get to school, what time they have to get up in the morning and what they will have in their lunch box
  • Visit the school with your child before they start so they're familiar with the classrooms, playground equipment, bubblers, toilets, sick bay etc.
  • Meet the teachers that may be working with your child and speak about them positively to your child
  • Tell your child about support systems that the school offers e.g. if there is a buddy system where an older child supports your child in their first year of school
  • Read books together about starting school
  • Be involved in your child's school community e.g. participating in playgroups, orientation days
    or other social gatherings like school fetes and welcome barbecues
  • Attend school events such as the book week parade, an assembly or school concert
  • Develop good relationships with other parents, especially other parents of your child's friends
  • Establish good attendance patterns for your child
  • Develop family routines at home to support your child's learning at school e.g. read with your child each night, help them with any homework etc.

Starting school is an exciting milestone for your child and family. All of you will be experiencing changes as your child settles into a new learning environment, develops new friendships, and spends time with new teachers. If you are wanting more tips or ideas, please come speak to us!

We are developing emotionally competent kindy friends, ready for Prep. In order to assist with this, we ask that all toys and home items that our friends like to bring in, stay home. Show and Share will be the only time children are allowed to bring in their respective items/toys on their day.

We have had some fun learning times so far and are enjoying all the learning we have been engaging in. We look forward to continuing our learning as we soon move to learn about Christmas around the World.

Thanks for such a great 2022,

Kindy One Team.

 Wunya families,

October already! We have spent this month focusing on the letter Jj, Zz, Bb. We had many wonderful celebrations this month including Grandparents Day where we painted a portrait of us with our grandparents. We celebrated Diwali, the Indian festival of lights and began some Halloween celebrations. For the children who head off to Prep next year, we will begin our transition statements over the next 2 months. Please ensure you have submitted your Christmas holiday requirements and your termination of care for next year. For the children who will continue with their second year of Kindergarten, please ensure that you have completed your re-enrolment forms as this does not just automatically roll over.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Kindy Two Team