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Special Mentions Congratulations to the Banik family on the arrival of a baby girl born in March, a new sister for Sonia (4YO G2). General News Computer for sale- If anyone is interested highett kinder 3 STATION STREET, HIGHETT, 3190 PH 95558441 in a cheap computer please contact Deb Congratulations to Vanessa Fox and Stuart Van Poppel, 0411 250 962. The old kinder WWW.HIGHETTPRESCHOOL.COM.AU Bloom on the arrival of their baby girl, a new office computer has been upgraded sister for Lili and Emma (3YO). thanks to Vicnet! It is in full working order complete with keyboard, mouse, card Your child Your kinder Your News Farewell and thank you to Kay Collins, assistant reader, black 17” LCD monitor (monitor fund-raising, for all her hard work and help. Also alone retails for $350) If you want any Second term, May, 2010 to Judith Graham, general member. Your help on more information or want to take a look the committee has been greatly appreciated, we please call Deb. Price negotiable! wish you all the best for your future endeavours. Welcome back to term 2 We Need You A big thank-you to everyone who helped and Welcome back to term 2, the children Have you ever considered getting more contributed to a successful Open Day. have been back for a couple of weeks involved with your child at kinder? Then now and have settled back in to their joining the committee is a great opportunity To Kim Weatley for organising a new fish tank routines with such ease. to not only support your child, but also that was kindly donated by Moorabbin This term is set to be full of many support the kinder itself and the teachers. To Aquarium. activities for both 3 yo and 4 yo, it's a help get involved with the day to day running long term with 11 weeks for the children of the kinder. There are a few places on the To all who donated goods and purchased raffle to enjoy. committee available such as fund raising tickets for the Easter raffle raising $86. The children will doubt absolutely love assistant and general member should you Thank you to Taken 4 Granted for And those who donated books for the Second what is happening this term. wish to participate. If you would like to know the wonderful balloons and magnets Hand Book sale which has raised $70 so far. more about the committee please contact for our OPEN DAY packs. A Huge Thank You either Karina Irving or Deb Van Poppel. Diary Notes A big thank you to all the families who Monday 24th Begin Chocolate Drive Fridge magnets are now available for helped in this years first working bee, we managed to achieve many tasks- WELL Kinder Duty purchase in the following design. DONE! Please put your name down May What an easy way to Thanks to the following families for their for kinder duty as this is a Friday 4th Centre Closed-Staff keep kinder details generous time and effort. good opportunity to spend June Inservice on hand. A quick Gregor MacNamara & Karina Irving, Steve time with your child at glance on the fridge Vial, Ric Weatley, Maryanne Forbes, Sanjoy kindergarten and see how Wednesd 9th Return Raised they interact and learn. We and they're there! Banik, Angie Phillips and Kylie Danielson. ay June Money/Unsold bars appreciate your help and Magnets can be purchased for $3 (My apologies if I have left anyone out) Monday 14th Centre Closed- Queen's each. Just let one of the committee The next working bee will be June 20th support! June Birthday members know that you'd like one 9am-12pm. and they can help you out! It would be great if we could have Sunday 20th T2 Working Bee continued support from both 3 YO and 4 Is Your Child Unwell? June YO families. If you child is feeling unwell please do not Friday 25th Term 2 Ends Moorabbin Aquarium Many hands make light work! send them to kinder. If they have a bad cold June A big thank you to Moorabbin please keep them home until they are well Aquarium for kindly enough to attend. Monday 12th July Term 3 Begins donating a new fish tank to us. Chocolate Drive If your child has a contagious virus or illness you must notify the centre Phone: 9553 1493 As part of our fund-raising efforts for TBA TBA T3 Working Bee Address: 37 Genoa St kinder we are running a Cadbury Drive Moorabbin 3189 this month. We have a variety of Healthy Snacks Friday 17 th Term 3 Ends Cadbury's Chocolates for sale. Selling for Please provide healthy snacks and Sept $1.20 per bar. healthy lunches each day. Water is The chocolate arrives in fund-raising the only drink to be brought to kindergarten. Monday 4th Oct Term 4 Begins carry boxes of 48 bars. You will be able A special thank you to to collect your box from the pre school in Nikki Hardy at the week commencing May 24th. Reminder..A reminder to parents with Thursday 4 Nov th Expression of Interest children in 3YO wanting to attend 4YO next Century 21 for all her We ask that all money raised be placed in help with the OPEN year, you must fill out the green application CENTURY 21 On the envelope provided and returned to Monday 15th AGM DAY board that was form, located in the foyer, and send to the pre school no later than June 9th. If Nov Centre displayed out the you can sell a box please sign up on the Kingston City Council with enrolment fee as Phone: 03 9559 0888 front of the kinder outlined on the form by July 23rd Kingston Friday 17th T4 Working Bee poster by May 11th – thank you! Fax: 03 9557 0040 and on Nepean Hwy process the application not the kinder. Dec Term 4 Ends Names & Phone numbers of Committee Members are on the board in the foyer Term 2 requires warm hats & coats for outdoor play! Getting To Know Our Teachers - part 2 3 Year Old Teacher's Report The children have settled back in to kinder so well and are loving the new challenges that are being presented to them. The children demonstrate great creativity at the pasting table where Mary Hunt (Mrs Hunt)-4 Year Old Teacher's Assistant they are free to choose their own materials and use them in any way they wish, cutting and What do you enjoy the most about being a teacher? threading have also been popular and are important experiences for helping to develop fine “It is rewarding to see the growth and development of the children as individuals and as a motor skills. There have been lots of wonderful dramatic play in the doctors corner which is set Group.” up in the home corner. Outdoors the children are becoming more confident climbers and also enjoy using the balls and going on the swings. The children are particularly enjoying singing and 49 years...that's how long this wonderful, inspirational woman has been a teacher. Mrs dancing. We have introduced a new song “4 Golden Autumn Leaves”. We also have 4 leaves so the Hunt taught at Yarrawonga, Deer Park & Berry St before finding her home here at Highett. Last year she celebrated 30 years of service to Highett Preschool in 2008. Now that's children can demonstrate this song. We have introduced 2 new dances; “Scooby Doo” and “The dedication. Mrs Hunt loves the children and that is so obvious to anyone who has come in Animal Twist” We will also provide scarves and music for outside dancing on the stage so the contact with her. She dedicates herself to the children's individual needs and has such a warm children can be creative in the way that they dance. The children will also enjoy a visit from Wiggly welcoming disposition that anyone who meets her feels very comfortable and their children Worm Dance company which is a totally interactive show combining dance, mime and drama. The are in good hands. Mrs Hunt says that she “would like to think that my love of children shines children are working on some presents for their mums at the moment. Part of the present will through. Kinder is not a place for formal learning as such. Children learn through play and involve some cooking experiences. During cooking a wide range of scientific concepts can be sometimes people forget this. They are at the kinder to learn social skills and life skills”. Mrs explored. The children also practise measuring and pouring, following a recipe, extend their Hunt has a wonderful zest for life. She is a great carer and educator and a friend to us all. language and take turns and work as a team. I was talking to a couple of children who had been to the zoo and we then discussed our favourite animals at the zoo. We will extend this interest by doing some zoo animal related activities and reading books about zoo animals in the next few weeks. It is important to build on the children's interests as this makes learning more meaningful Mary Osborne-4 Year Old Teacher's Assistant for them. Jo and I would like to wish all the fabulous mums in our group a super duper Mother's What do you enjoy the most about being a teacher? Day. Thanks, Kylie Lawson. “The interaction with children, parents & fellow staff.” Watching the children's development is another big draw card for Mary. Mary became a teacher for her love of children, which seems to be consistent with all our teachers, it's 4 Year Old Teacher's Report obvious not only with the love she shows towards the children, but the love that she gets Welcome back to term 2. we have a busy term planned (it's 11 weeks long!). We start the program back in return. Always ready with a comforting cuddle, pat on the back or genuine interest by focusing on the season of Autumn and some of the changes that are occurring to the weather in their stories, I couldn't imagine this woman doing any other job! Mary has been a casual relief teacher for 20 years working at various preschools. She had a year at Elonera and the environment. We are using autumn leaves in our activities and songs, movement etc. Our Preschool and has now been with Highett Preschool for the past four years. Mary Home corner is a doctors surgery and we may many props and uniforms for role playing doctors describes her teaching style as “loving and nurturing” and says she's “always ready for a and nurses. We have X-rays of bones and the children are enjoying this area of the programme so cuddle. I believe it is very important to create a happy and safe environment for the far, we may even have future doctors and nurses at the kindergarten! We have some children. Each child should be made to feel special (because of course, they are!).” We are incursions/visitors to the centre this term. We will have a visit from Wild Action in May, a vet visit, so lucky to have Mary with us. She's a sweet, kind natured, gentle person, who relates museum visit (dinosaurs) in June. We will also have morning tea/afternoon tea for mums to exceptionally well to our little ones. celebrate Mothers Day. We are also doing some cooking this term and have set up our own Masterchef table. We will be making playdough and other yummy treats, and we have already made delicious ANZAC cookies. We have many more activities for the children planned this term and encourage you, the parents to get involved with your child at the kindergarten, thanks Anna Jo Vial-3 Year Old & 4 Year Old Teacher's Assistant Alessi, group 2. What do you enjoy the most about being a teacher? Thank-you for the music! The kindergarten has recently acquired a set of musical instruments “The kids!” thanks to the fund raising efforts of the committee and the voluntary levies that you, the parents, contribute. It is a well known fact that young children respond instinctively to music and having This is Jo's first job as a teacher and when asked where she taught prior to Highett her these instruments takes this natural response a step further. There are clappers, tambourines, response was ”taught what?”. This leads me to believe only one thing........that here is a bells, shakers, rhythm sticks just to mention a few of the instruments and using them enhances woman full of hidden talents! Jo's reason for becoming a teacher is honest and simple, “because you get paid to play. Why wouldn't you!” This woman has a wicked sense of the children's listening skills, teaches them to take turns builds confidence and unites them as a humour which means she fits in really well here! Her style of teaching to date is that ”what group, so we the teachers, would like to thank you for providing the instruments to us as another ever the kids want - I'm adaptable and fun! My aim in 3yo kinder is to teach them to blow tool for teaching. Thank-you from the children too for the enrichment and great learning their own nose & push themselves on the swing. If they can do that, then my job is done!” experience that the music provides. Nava Miller Group 1. Jo is fortunate this year to not only teach the 3yo groups, but now is involved with the 4yo groups, so for those children who had fun with her in the 3yo group get to keep having fun with her in the 4yo group. Fun is certainly something that this teacher has mastered, the kids love and respond well to her and I think it's safe to say we have another gem in our midst! We love the energy that Jo brings to Highett preschool and thank her for all her time and effort. Highett Pre School Website! Please be advised that our website name has changed to www.highettpreschool.com.au. The website is now being updated by a mum from our very own kindergarten, Kim Weatley is our new webmaster this year and has kindly donated this service for the next 2 years. The website has been updated with the latest information regarding the kinder. Don't forget to check it out and let others know about it. If you have any feedback regarding the website please don't hesitate to contact the publications officer. PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME DOWN FOR TERM 2 DUTY ROSTER – WE NEED YOU ! Term 2 fees are now overdue! Please keep up to date... or the book keeper gets grumpy!
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