August 2018 Newsletter

RE ENROLMENTS FOR 2019

Re-enrolment notes will be emailed to you via HUBWORKS message centre the first week of August.

Re-enrolments for 2019 are due by Friday 17th August. All existing enrolments need to complete this form to let us know your requirements for 2019.

 

NO NOTICE PERIOD TO WITHDRAW / REDUCE DAYS IN DECEMBER OR JANUARY

 

Poohs Corner enrolments cease at the end of the calendar year eg: last day at Hunny Pots 21ST December.

 

You will receive confirmation in September 2018. Update of bonds are due by Wednesday 19th September 2018 to secure your child’s days of attendance for 2019.

 

Reducing/withdrawing confirmed days for 2019 after the Wednesday 19th September (eg: reducing days from 5 days to 2 days) will mean you to forfeit your bond for the days reduced.

 

Your child’s current enrolment pattern must be ongoing throughout 2018 to maintain your confirmed 2019 enrolment. Any notice / withdrawal / reduction will void this 2019 confirmation.


FEE INCREASE

The new fee increase will commence from Monday 13th August 2018.

Eeyores 0-2yrs $113

Eeyores 2-3yrs $110

Tiggers 3-4yrs $98

Poohs Corner 4-5 yrs $93

 

PHOTOS

Photos days are Wednesday 8th August and Thursday 9th August in the morning session.

Please return the photo envelope if you wish to order. All enquires etc can be emailed to the photo company (details on the envelope)

If your child doesn’t attend on a Wednesday or Thursday, and you wish to have a photo taken, please advise on your order form what day you will come in.

Our photographer will arrive approximately 8.30am. Time to be confirmed.

Group photos of the classes will be approximately 10am. Times to be confirmed.

Sandy on Wednesday and Monique on Thursday will be observing and assisting the sessions to run smoothly.

Some children can be serious in photos; the photographer tries very hard to get the best possible shot. We have been told it is generally a 4-6 week turnaround of photos returning.

We look forward to seeing these photos!

 

HELP OUR FARMERS WEEK

To help our Farmers in Australia through the drought, we will be raising money for the farmers through the week of the 13th – 17th August.

Donations can be made directly to https://help-buy-a-truck-load.everydayhero.com/au/hunny-pots-elc

We will have fun activities throughout the week to extend upon children’s learning about our farmers.

Tuesday 14th August – Kindi Farm will return! $8 has been added to your invoice for Tuesday children attending.

Friday 17th August – Friday Farmer Day! Dress up as a farmer!

A gold coin donation box will also be set up throughout this week J

 

BOOK WEEK PARADE-

Book week – 20th-24th August – “Find your treasure” throughout the week we will plan for literacy activities and finish with a dress up parade on Wednesday 22nd August 2-3pm.

We will let you know through our message centre through HUBWORKS of upcoming events during that week.


FATHER’S AFTERNOON TEA

We would like to invite all our fathers to come along for an afternoon tea with their child/ren on Friday 31st August from 2.30-4.00PM. (Afternoon tea 2.30-3pm – play 3-4pm)

This year we will have construction and sports play with the father’s. Please come along to spend some quality time with your child.

If your child doesn’t attend on Fridays, you are welcome to join us for the afternoon tea/ play with your child/ren.

We will send out an invite shortly and there will be an RSVP list in the foyer soon so we can cater accordingly.

 

PROVIDING FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

A friendly reminder for all Tigger’s and Pooh’s Corner families to bring a piece of fruit in each day their child attends.

You are encouraged to alternate between vegetables and fruit that can be eaten raw – to be added to our fruit and vegetable platters for morning and afternoon tea.

 

BIRTH CERTIFICATES AND CURRENT IMMUNISATION STATEMENTS.

If you have immunised your child recently e.g.: 1yr immunisation, 18mth chicken pox immunisation, 4yr old immunisation, please provide us with the updated record of this immunisation.

We must have a copy of your child’s up to date immunisation status on the premises.

No immunisation = no enrolment. This is a government regulation.

Also, please provide us with a copy of your child’s birth certificate.

Please check with the office if you are unsure if we have these documents.


OUR LEARNING FRAMEWORK-

Everyday our educators spend a lot of time writing/typing up the curriculum plan and daily diary to show families what we have been doing with your children throughout the day.

Our daily diary includes our Learning stories, weekend book extensions etc. This is emailed to families each day via our software HUBWORKS.

The curriculum planner is with us at all times. This documents children’s learning, links to the EYLF and NQF, spontaneous experiences, learning stories and assists with future planning. We encourage families to take the time to read their child’s curriculum planner and contribute to the program and/or offer feedback.

Families who write in the weekend book see their child’s interest develop into a fun learning experience. It enriches the children’s learning as families are able to discuss this learning with their children.

Thank you to those families who contribute – our curriculum is better for it! This assists in motivating our educators, knowing that families read their hard work.

Please take this opportunity to stop for 1-2 minutes and read about your child’s day. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.


LABELLING YOUR CHILD’S BELONGINGS

Please ensure all items are labeled e.g.: drink bottles, clothing, hats etc. It is very difficult to rely on staff to know who belongs to what each day (we have 115 children each week!)

This is also a great task for Pooh’s Corner to achieve – looking after their belongings for school readiness.

 

EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

On Monday 30th July evening, Simon and Monique attended the Australian Childcare Alliance network meeting in Blacktown.

On Tuesday 31st July evening, 11 of our educators completed their child protection refresher through WAVE learning.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Aboriginal culture incursion – Monday 6th August 10am for Tiggers and Poohs Corner children. $8 will be added to your invoice for MONDAY children.

 

Hunny Pots school photos – Wednesday 8th August and Thursday 9th August.

 

Help our farmers – To help our Farmers in Australia through the drought, we will be raising money for the farmers through the week of the 13th – 17th August.

Donations can be made directly to https://help-buy-a-truck-load.everydayhero.com/au/hunny-pots-elc

We will have fun activities throughout the week to extend upon children’s learning about our farmers.

Tuesday 14th August – Kindi Farm will return! $8 has been added to your invoice for Tuesday children attending.

Friday 17th August – Friday Farmer Day! Dress up as a farmer!

A gold coin donation box will also be set up throughout this week

 

National Science week- 11th – 19th August – we will be learning about SCIENCE in all rooms (age appropriately)

 

Book week – 18th-24th August – “Find your treasure” throughout the week we will plan for literacy activities and finish with a dress up parade on Wednesday 22nd August 2-3pm.


Father’s Day afternoon tea –Friday 31st August. (Afternoon tea 2.30-3pm – play 3-4pm)Invite to come soon.

 

Rating and Assessment is coming up for Hunny Pots ELC. This is an exciting time for us to demonstrate our practices that promote the National Quality Framework, Early Years Learning Framework and our Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011. This will occur sometime from the 1st August to the 31st August.

 

White Balloon Day – Friday 7th September. Wear WHITE to raise awareness for child protection. Gold coin donation available all week.

 

SAVE THE DATES

Poohs Corner NSW Health eye test – Tuesday 11th September and Wednesday 12th September. More information closer to the date.

 

Poohs Corner Graduation – Thursday 15th November 2018 6pm-8pm at Castle Hill Lollipops Playland. More information closer to the date.

 

End of year party at Hunny Pots ELC – Friday 14th December 2018 4pm-6pm

 

Centre Closure over the Christmas break – We will be operating up to and including Friday 21stDecember 2018 and reopening on Monday 7th January 2019.

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