Pre-School and Long Day Care
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We have invited a librarian from Albion Park Library to visit the children on 21st December (Wednesday). The librarian will be engaging the children in interesting story-telling, with the theme focusing on the celebration of the Christmas festive period.
The preschoolers had a special treat on 16th December (Friday). They celebrated their achievement during the year with their friends, by having a Movie Day watching 'Trolls'. We greatly appreciated families (Kayla, Karina, Larissa) who have helped in the transfer of children to and from the Centre due to the bad weather, as well as families (Jarrah, Claire, Kayla, Karina, Larissa) who have put aside extra child car restraint seats for us to use in the transportation of the children.
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We have Evie, the Christmas Elf visit us on 9th December (Friday). She recreated the atmosphere of the wintery North Pole, and engaged the children to help her in her work as Santa's assistants in visiting the boys and girls in different parts of the world. The show included interactive winter storytelling, magic tricks galore, beautiful singing, performer led group dancing and fun Christmas party games.
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We had an enjoyable session with Sophia the snow princess on 13th December (Wednesday). Children experienced an interactive journey of adventure, Christmas cheer, festive fun, singing, dancing, magic and comedy. Please see the community page for photos/videos. Click HERE to view photos!
We had an enjoyable session with Happy Harold on 1st December (Friday). During the interactive session, children gained a deeper understanding of feelings, emotions and how to be a ‘good’ friend. The specialist Educator from Harold used games, story-telling, puppetry, songs and discussions and the iconic mascot Health Harold (giraffe) in the delivery of the programme. Click HERE to view photos!
Cynthia joined us on 20th November (Monday) for a story telling session. Rather than using books, Cynthia told her stories with the use of puppets, props, song and drama to share traditional and contemporary stories. She incorporated props from all over the world. We finished with a special Australian version of “The first day of Christmas” with Australian animals.
We invited a dental practitioner from City Dental (from Stockland Shellharbour) on 16th November (Thursday) to share with the children dental health messages. Topics relating to teeth brushing habits and good dental practices were shared and discussed, with the help of her crocodile! Click HERE to view photos!
We had an enjoyable session with Carlo on 8th November (Wednesday). African drumming was introduced to the children with an aim to encourage respectful listening and responding. It also provided a safe framework for people to explore and change how they interact with one another. Click HERE to view photos.
We invited Mr. Paul Swaqed, a Manager from Athletes Foot Australia to visit the children on 7th November (Tuesday). The interactive session focused on the learning of feet, footwear and understanding of suitable sports shoes suitable for various sports typically undertaken in the “Big Schools”. Mr. Paul left a hopscotch mat with the Centre, to allow children to continue to learn about their feet and lower limbs. Click HERE to view photos!