It’s been an exciting week in the kindy room. Miss Renata came for a visit and taught us the power of words through stories, songs and dance! We even did a rap about being a good friend in the playground! The show helped us learn to communicate effectively through song, stories and roleplaying.
Kindy Welcome Afternoon Tea Friday, 17th February at 3pm
All our 2017 families are invited to attend a welcome to the Kindy afternoon tea. This will be an opportunity for you and your children to meet other families in a relaxed family centred environment.
We hope to see you there………….
We have a jam packed year full of exciting experiences for your children. Here is a glimpse of the year ahead!
The children have been eagerly watching caterpillars munching away on plants in our kindy classroom. They eagerly await the metamorphosis from caterpillar to chrysalis and a beautiful butterfly!
Parents come on in and have a look at the back of the classroom. Have chats with your children about the lifecycle of the caterpillar.
For butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer;
sticking little white flowers all up in her hair;
"Walk beside the pony, Daddy, it's my first ride."
"I know the cake looks funny, Daddy, but I sure tried."
Oh, with all that I've done wrong, I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every morning And butterfly kisses at night.
from Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
When I found out that we were doing the butterfly encounter at kindy, I remembered a visit to a butterfly house where, if we were really lucky, the butterflies would land on us as we walked around in their environment. It was magical!
I arrived at kindy to discover that the butterfly encounter starts with the arrival of the chrysalises, to be kept in a safe environment and watched until the beautiful butterflies emerge to delight and entrance. Somewhat like watching our children's emerging personalities, gifts and talents ...
It feels like we're well into Term 1 and the year now and it's a good time to reflect on how our children are growing, and to think about how we can continue to be a part of their kindy journey. There are some lovely opportunities to be a part of their learning exploration and play - roster, mum's morning tea, father's night, group and kindy socials, or just talking to them about what's happened in their day. It's easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of life ... let's enjoy all the butterfly kisses and special moments on this learning journey.
We have a strong reputation in the community for offering a child-centred approach to learning and for providing a supportive, welcoming environment to our children and their families. We seek to facilitate each child's development, interests, and abilities in relation to God, His world and others, and to encourage and support families.
At all times, we seek to be caring and responsive to our families and our community. We acknowledge that in current times being responsive can mean providing additional support for some parents, families and carers. Sometimes this is needed in the form of additional hours of care for young children so parents are able to work or study.
We are undertaking a survey (link below) to gain a better understanding of the needs of our families and community and how we can support our families best. Please help us shape the future of our Kindy by completing the survey by Saturday 22nd November 2014. You can do this online, through the link below.
With warmest thanks, Jenny Male
Centenary Christian Kindergarten Committee Director
10 Beanland Street, Middle Park Q 4074
Link to survey:
This is a great place to see what is happening at our Kindy.
Have a look at what we have planned for the year!