As the end of the year quickly closes in, we would like to take this opportunity to say how amazing it has been to share in your journey over the last twelve months. While 2021 much like 2020 has kept many of us physically apart for most of the year, we have really cherished all the opportunities we have had to stay connected through the range of online learning activities and utilising Story Park as a communication platform. When our friends weren’t able to join us, we loved hearing what they had been up to and really missed all their smiling faces.
Throughout 2021, we aimed to maintain our strong focus on community and we were really fortunate that some flexible planning made it possible for the children to participate in extra curricular activities on a number of occasions, which ensured that they developed a strong sense of belonging both at the service and within the community. These activities not only provided the children with valuable learning opportunities but also provided them with a chance to relax and have some fun during a year that provided many challenges for adults and children alike.
We look forward to 2022 and the increased opportunities we will have to spend time learning and growing together and creating a strong, healthy and happy community.
End of Year
The last operational day for 2021 will be Thursday 23rd December 2021.
To mark this special occasion we will have a range of fun activities on that day including a communal children’s Christmas lunch, balloon animals, face painting and a visit from Santa.
We are so proud of all our Kindergarten children for their achievements over the past twelve months, particularly given the challenging circumstances the year presented them with.
To celebrate the end of their kindergarten year and all their achievements we will be hosting a Kindergarten Graduation ceremony on Thursday 9th December 2021.
Due to our COVID safe practices, family and friends will be unable to attend this event. We understand how important this milestone is for you all and with this in mind the event will be filmed and prior to the end of the year, all Kinder families will receive a link to watch their child’s special moment.
We thank you for your understanding.
We would like to wish all of our kindergarten children and families all the best with their exciting next steps.
The centre will be reopening on Wednesday January 5th 2022.
All bookings and charges will recommence from this date.
3 Year Old Kinder Program
We are excited to announce that 2022 will be the first year we offer a Government Funded 3 year old kindergarten program. This program will be facilitated by a Bachelor trained Early Childhood Teacher and provide the children with every opportunity to learn and develop, ensuring a solid foundation for their kinder and school experience.
If you would like to know more about the 3 year old kinder program please speak to Rebecca.
4 Year Old Kinder Program
We also offer a Government Funded four year old kinder program. This program is facilitated by a Bachelor trained Early Childhood Teacher.
The kinder program not only provides the children with a place to learn literacy and numeracy skills, they are also able to develop a range of other skills that will ensure they thrive in the school environment such as resilience, self help, problem solving, emotional regulation, developing and maintaining friendships and building confidence in their own thoughts and ideas.
In 2022 we will be offering sessional kinder sessions. To find out more about the session times, please speak to Rebecca.
We have limited places available so please contact Rebecca today to make sure your child doesn’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.
We would like to thank you all for your support in 2021 and to all the returning families, we look forward to your continued support in the new year.
We are hopeful that we will be able to open our doors and welcome back in all our families and the amazing community in the near future so we can all learn and grow together.
Stay safe over the break and enjoy spending time with your loved ones. We look forward to all the fun and learning we will share in 2022.