As we edge towards the end of 2021 things pick up and get quite busy on the reception end of things.
For many of our families there are changes to be had in 2022 and rest assured our care requirement forms will be out in the coming weeks. This form is where families can document any changes to day requests for me to support with. Please ensure when completing this form that you communicate any day pick up requests, day drops, swaps or sibling changes so that we have as much information as possible to be able to support with 2022 requests.
We have also experienced some changes within our staffing team which, although is very sad news to loose valuable and dedicated team members, paves the way of change and new beginnings and I look forward to an exciting journey ahead next year.
A reminder that our Halloween Disco Party is on Thursday the 28th October. This is booked for our Senior Toddler 1 & 2, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classrooms. Please check our message board out the front for further information and don't forget to RSVP.
As many of you have noticed the car park is SUPER busy currently. Unfortunately due to the current construction it's making things tough for us all to find parks each day. Our team of educators who are on opening shifts or closing shifts park at the far end of our car park however, as the dirt patch area is completely full staff are having to park streets away or park in our main carpark when necessary. Please note we have spoken with management of the construction and they are doing their best to communicate to their workers around not utilising our spaces and utilising the dirt area effectively. We anticipate this will settle down in the next few weeks as the trades finish up ready for an October opening of the new shopping area.
I thank you for your patience with us during this busy times and ask that you continue to communicate any concerns to us and please be mindful when entering the car park that you are slowing down and on the lookout for any children and ensuring your parking correctly between the lines to allow for effective entering and exiting of vehicles.
Hayley Le | Centre Director | Kidz Magic - Capestone
World Space Week is the largest annual space event in the world. The weeks helps build up the workforce of tomorrow by inspiring students; demonstrates visible public support for the space programme; educates the public about space activities; and fosters international cooperation in space outreach and education. This year theme is "Satellites Improve Life."
A social movement charged with the Mission of raising the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.
An annual event aimed at thanking all teachers.
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! Don't forget to wear the odd socks on this date!
$9 per child. Cash to be paid by 18 October 2021. Please refer to the information sheet in front of your child's room for the complete details.
A fun one day event when you can wear your brightest clothes and raise money to help give the gift of sound and speech to deaf children.
Halloween Dress Up
Australia's largest child safety education and awareness day. Held annually on the last Friday of October, Day for Daniel honours the memory of Daniel Morcombe.
Dishu Bath – 1 October 2021
Mariela Finnerty – 1 October 2021
Thalia Eigi – 1 to 6 October 2021
Tomomi Martin – 1 and 11 October 2021
Maria Purnamadjaja – 5 October 2021
Elizabeth Kuhl – 5 to 8 October 2021
Hiroko Brady – 11 October 2021
Laura Chapman – 11 to 22 October 2021
Swetha Math – 15 October 2021
Chrystel Green – 22 October 2021
Luna Rahman – 27 to 28 October 2021
Ailish Mclaughlin – 27 to 28 October 2021
Priya - 28 October 2021
Charmaine Weston – 28 October 2021
This month our center graduated the Moreton Bay Reginal Council's Waste Minimization program. We have been participating in this program for over 12 months now and have managed to change our behaviour around waste substantially.
Today we were presented with a certificate and recognition of our efforts in supporting a sustainable future. We also received many new and exciting resources to help our center continue along our sustainability journey.
Most of what we have learnt is small behaviours we can all do at home, like: sorting our rubbish and recycling, learning what can be recycled in our local area, reducing paper usage, growing herbs ourselves and buying products that aren't wrapped in unnecessary plastic.
Miss Laura Chapman
Welcome to September in Nursery 1.
And what a month it has been.
We have welcomed Rishi into our room, who will be 5 days a week. Its so lovely to have you join us.
We have also said goodbye to Olivia as she has moved to another centre with her Mum, and we have also said goodbye to Finn as he moves up to the Toddlers room.
The end of September is also time for Miss Tracy to say goodbye. I can never put into words how much it has meant to me to be a part of your babies first years. The trust you have given me to provide for your children is so humbling. I have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of the babies, and will miss them like crazy when I leave. I know Miss Hiro, Miss Raman and the other girls will take good care of your babies.
Would you also believe nearly every baby is now over 1, and nearly all are now walking. It is so amazing watching the children learning to walk, and the pride on their face when they achieve it.
We have also been exploring sensory play, using sensory bags where we fill them with different sensory items, so they can play with them without any risk to the babies. Some of these have included paint, cornflour goop, and gel balls.
Well that's it for September.
Miss Tracy, Miss Hiro and Miss Raman
This month, we had lots going on in Nursey 2. We welcome two new friends to our little family. Brock and Aahan! We are so happy to have you, and look forward to creating many memories with you!
We celebrated Arthurs 1st birthday! Earlier this month, he completed his first solo step. Now we can't get him to sit still! Even more, he held his milk bottle all by himself! What an achievement! Well done Arthur! We educators love watching you grow in front of our eyes.
On another celebratory note, we had another birthday. Koda had his 2nd birthday, and we celebrated with a soft toy marathon. You couldn't wipe the smile off his face!
The centre celebrated R U OK day by wearing yellow to bring awareness to mental health, and encourage conversation. It is important we look out for each other, especially in these challenging times.
We are so proud to announce three of our friends have progressed to Toddler: Charlotte, Caleb and Jack! Nursery 2 will miss playing with you, and we wish you all the best J
A couple of friendly reminders for parents and guardians:
Following up on last month's newsletter reminders:
Please enjoy a selection of photos from the month so far.
Miss Yefi, Miss Inday, Miss Raman and Miss Swetha
Welcome Families and friends to Pre Kindergarten's September newsletter,
We worked on the pre writing shapes for J, K, L and M this month with children showing so much confidence in coming to the board. There's has been lots of "I did it's!" What the letter looks like isn't important, it's the conversations and confidence that are important.
We've done a bunch of fine motor skills activities to build the little muscles in the children's hands as well as provide some hand/eye coordination building. The children made beaded bracelets to wear. We engaged in cutting and gluing and the children made some great geometric artworks.Lots of sensor play was had with Miss Dani making playdo with the children and also some slimy cloudy looking dough! So messy and cold.
For a cooking experience the children made Damper and we spoke about the different ingredients and how wee cooked it. Was so delicious with a bit of jam for our afternoon tea.
The children have been discovering the different items I have on the shelves like, rainbow stackers, stacking gems, glass stones, fairy houses, velvets, stones, crystals, little bugs and wooden boxes and bowls and I'm seeing such independent child led play come out of it. This truly expresses to me that the room is the third educator and children resource their own learning.
Thank you very much,
Miss Amy, Miss Dani, Miss Tabi, Miss Charmaine, Miss Dishu, Miss Ailish, Miss Alida and Miss Sunita.
September already, the year has gone so fast!! This month we have been focusing on the letters F, L and revising all of term 3 letters which are D, G, O and U. We have been brain storming words that begin with letter. The children are learning to use the Casey Caterpillar Term to form the shapes of each letter.
Here are some children's voices of their best moments of September:
Van - Playing with my friends.
Harvey - When I was playing with Angus.
Arshaan - Riding bikes.
Taylor - Climbing.
Oscar - Running.
Arlo - Running.
Faith - Being outside.
Violet - My favourite part is being outside.
We also had two birthday celebrations for September, Happy Birthday David and Grace.
We all said our Goodbyes to Miss Cathy with a good bye party as she begins a new chapter.
To finish off our month of September we are discovering all about Spring over our two week holiday break.
Miss Cathy, Miss Tahlia and Miss Ailish
This month brings learning about the letter Ff and the letter Ll. We learnt about the measurement of length by measuring different items with rulers and we learnt about the letter F by painting beautiful pink Flamingos. We even were able to write the word Flamingo in our art work.
This next term will have a strong focus on our name writing abilities and we would love you to support and encourage the children to do this with you at home too! Please also don't forget the importance of show and share. It's a great opportunity for you to discuss our weekly letter with your child and brainstorm together what you have at home that starts with the correct letter of the week.
We would love to see more consistent involvement in this for our last term (a reminder: there is NO show and share during the school holidays). As the weather warms please ensure that you apply sunscreen on your child's arrival and that they ALWAYS have a hat as we have run out of our spares (we aren't sure if these are being taken home and not returned?) so please ensure you pack a hat everyday and place it on your child's head before leaving them in the playground.
Thanks for your support
Miss Sarah, Miss Claudia, Miss Maria and Miss Sophie