Families of the Early Learners Room,
you all had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the
new year! We have been very busy in the Early Learner's
Room. A big warm welcome to the new children who have
started with us recently.
Early Learners have been celebrating lots of special
occasions. We participated in Waitangi Day, Chinese New Year
and Valentine's Day. There are still more celebrations to
come! We have ensured the strictest hygiene and hand washing
measures have been put in place and the children have been
really interested in washing their hands and sanitsising.
With COVID still present in our lives we are keeping the
children aware of their surroundings and continuously still
washing hands and introducing basic hygiene practices to
prevent the spread of germs. The children are now able to
wash their hands and dry them on their own without
assistance except the little babies who still need some
introduced more literature and are encouraging more reading
as the children really love sitting and reading books with
their friends and educators. Reading and sharing stories can
help your child get to know sounds, words and language and
develop early literacy skills. They are learning to value
books and stories which supports development of
their intellect ability to focus, concentration, social
skills and communication skills. This is also an excellent
way to build brain power and language development.
Miss Puneet and Miss Natalie.
Junior Early Years
Wow what a
year! No one saw 2020 coming the way it did. We thank our
families for their hard work and dedication throughout COVID
and the challenging year we had. We are confident 2021 will
bring good health and some normality back into everybody's
At the end
of last year, the Junior Early Years were learning and
developing a variety of skills based on the children's
interests and milestones, the learning highlights last term
were focused on developing the children's colour and shape
recognition, fostering independence through a range of
self-help skills, increasing language and communication
skills through meaningful conversations and incorporating
the Abecedarian approach into their daily interactions.
children have settled in amazingly into the Junior Early
Years Room routine so far. To welcome the New Year we have
been focusing on building strong positive relationships
amongst children and educators while creating a warm and
welcoming classroom environment for the children based on
the world around them and their current interests.
topic amongst the children has been all about the beach! In
our home corner area, we have been creating our own beach
getaway for the children to explore, with beach themed
activities, crafts and experiences.
been full of events so far and the children have enjoyed
participating in a range of activities for Australia day,
Waitangi Day, Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day. Our
Classroom is so full of colour and creativity from all the
artworks and images of the children celebrating these
Miss Stephanette and Miss Holly.
Parents and Carers, we would like to welcome everyone to the
Early Years Room for 2021, It has been such a wonderful
start to the year!
few weeks consisted of settling into the classroom, building
routines and working together to create a sense of
belonging. The children have enjoyed exploring the
classroom, engaging in new and exciting activities and being
creative. It has been wonderful to observe the children
working together, new friendships being formed, and even old
and February have been full of celebrations from around the
world, these events are an important part of a child's
education and growth, bringing people together, creating a
feeling of belonging and developing a sense of community.
Having these celebrations in the classroom have provided
opportunities for all of us to understand and develop
respect for community, cultures and backgrounds.
celebrated Chinese New Year through traditional Dragon
dancing and making Chinese fans to display in the classroom.
It was so much fun celebrating Waitangi Day taking time to
listen and dance to Maori music, counting in Maori and
learning how to say hello.
we focused on and devloped self-help skills. Children have
been packing their own sheets away after rest time, putting
their own shoes on, applying sunscreen, using correct hand
washing procedures and confidently communicating their
needs. We have noticed that they are becoming confident in
these tasks while promoting a sense of independence.
forward to learning together this year, we love and
encourage all family input so please come and chat to us
Below is a
link to some great sensory ideas you can create at home!
Miss Rebecca and Miss Rachael.
families to the start of bright and happy 2021! During our
first few weeks in the Prep-Prep Room the children were busy
working on identifying their written name on our Smart Board
and recognising their Surname during morning roll call. The
children have also been working on their pencil gripping
skills in preparation for a variety of writing and literacy
experiences, eventually to acquire school readiness skills.
the planned experiences for the next few weeks include group
circle games to extend on social and self-confidence skills.
Cutting experiences with scissors and magazines, playdough,
arts, and crafts to encourage the children's creativity and
imagination skills, as well as extending on their fine motor
this month we will be learning about all the different types
of transports, as we have observed it to be a strong
interest amongst the majority of the children at the moment.
We will be exploring and creating some fun projects around
transportation in the coming weeks!
miss our Pre-Prep's who we have proudly watch graduate, we
are very thankful to have been able to teach, guide and
watch as you all grew and reached new milestones. We hope
you all enjoyed watching along our graduation celebration,
we all had so much fun!
good luck, and best wishes! Miss Antonietta, Early Childhood
Before and After School Care/ Vacation Care
Families of our School Care Room. What an exciting start to
the School Year it has been! We have been collaborating on
our Before School Care and After School Care program to make
the transition between School to Child Care an easy and
welcoming transition for our school aged children. Our
current focus has been building strong and meaningful
relationships between the children and our educators.
our School Care Children introduced a change in their
routine where the children have been making their own
afternoon teas with the supervision of an educator. This
helps them gain skills in being more independent and gives
them a sense of responsibility.
educators have worked with the children over the Vacation
Care period through bond strengthening activities and
experiences. The children have been actively involved in the
planning of the Before and After School Program. It is
already evident that our curriculum reflects the children's
current interests and a sense of being, belonging and
becoming as their voices and input are heard and applied to
families have any input or ideas for what they would like to
see in the Before and After School program to help us
further assist with the children's school homework during
care please feel free to speak to us!