2019 Family Fun Day

This year the kindy is organising a Family Fun Day which will be held on Saturday the 24th August, from 12pm – 3pm.  At this event we will be unveiling our acknowledgment garden and showing off our recently upgraded playgrounds in Unit 2.

MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS include:

  • Children’s acknowledgment and songs
  • A Traditional Smoking Ceremony performed by the Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Company
  • An energetic, fun-filled concert by Circular Rhythm, the award winning children’s entertainer, Lucas Proudfoot
  • One of the most interactive and largest mobile Reptile and Wildlife Display, Wild Encounters
  • Face painting
  • Many fantastic lucky door prizes!

The children have been practicing their songs and are very excited about singing for everyone!

There will be lots of delicious things to eat on the day, so make sure you bring along some spare coins

  • A delicious sausage sizzle for lunch
  • Soft drinks and poppers
  • An assortment of scrumptious cakes and sweets from the bake stall (made by our kindy families)

Bring along your picnic blankets or chairs to sit back, relax and connect with other families.

Recycling Show

This term the children have been learning about “reuse, reduce and recycle”. To help with this, Jess from Mallow Sustainability came and spoke to the children about recycling. The children learnt about the different materials that can go in the recycling bin. Soft plastic like glad wrap can go to the recycling bins at the supermarket and charger cables need to go to the transfer station. Fruit and vegetable scraps, tea bags, eggs shells, leaves and grass clippings can go into the compost bin and make food for the plants in the garden. The worm farm is a great place for fruit and vegetables scraps. The children have been reducing the amount of rubbish going to landfill.

Street Science

Street Science Term 2 Incursion

Our Junior Scientists were enthralled by an interactive show presented by Street Science. Each demonstration prompted a new scientific thought process and we were encouraged to share our predictions and develop our understanding of what we were seeing. From touching real clouds that were made in front of our eyes, predicting the results of colour changing chemicals using observations, to making snow from the powder found inside nappies – we developed our cognitive thinking as well as expanding on our language and vocabulary. Once our show came to an end, we were given all the materials to make our own instant snow!

 

Term 2 Yoga

Yoga with Erin from Stretching minds

Yoga helps children to become aware of their bodies and the importance of looking after them. It can also help to improve sleep, decrease emotional outbursts, improve gross motor-skills, strengthen bodies and develop flexibility. Erin from Stretching minds visited our Kindy throughout term 2 and engaged the children in yoga poses using fun rhymes, songs and books.

 

Aboriginal Show

In June, Robert from Ngutana-Lui (meaning “to teach”) visited us to share his Aboriginal culture with us. This visit included looking at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artefacts, listening to the clapping sticks, didgeridoo playing, singing and dancing. One of the artefacts was a fishing spear. Robert explained how the fishing spear was used to catch turtles. Three men would go out hunting – two to row the canoe and one to jump out of the boat and throw the spear when a turtle came up to breathe. He then had to hold the turtle in a bear hug and the two men in the canoe would collect him and take him back to shore. This show extended the children’s learning about Australia’s First People.

2019 OPEN MORNING

Join our Kindy groups in singing and dancing with our music specialist, eating a delicious morning tea, exploring our playgrounds and other fun Kindy activities.