Pre-School and Long Day Care
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A mobile dentist visited the children on 8th November (Thursday). The dental team had an interesting dental health interactive learning session, prior to the actual dental check-up for the children (who have signed up). Children who participated in the dental check-up did a wonderful job, and was brave and calm during the session. Well done! Click HERE for photos
As the time is coming closer for the older children in the Kangaroo room to transit to the Big School, Miss Alicia has planned for the children to bring their very own lunch boxes from home, which is then packed by our educators for their afternoon tea. This daily routines aimed to prepare children, to be independent and be accustomed to self-service meal times. Click HERE for photos
The children and educators participated in a two-day celebration where the children could dress up in scary attires of their choice. During the week leading to our Halloween celebration, children had been very excited and had been sharing with everyone their fantastic dress up ideas. Click HERE for photos
Had an incursion from Billy’s Buddies in late October, which is an organisation that specialises in non-contact Ruby League for children aged 2 to 6. The programme encourages children to develop their confidence, self-esteem, hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills, while learning the importance of teamwork, and understanding the fundamentals of Rugby League and ball sports in general. Click HERE for photos
Children’s week (22nd to 26th October) celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. Children’s week is supported by the Australian Government of Education and Training. A diverse range of events and activities are organized at National, State and Local levels, focusing on the wider community of children, their needs and achievements.
We celebrated Early Childhood Educators Day. This day is not only about gifts but also about recognition of each other’s strengths and to give thanks for these as they are the core of forming our strong team. Sometimes we are all so busy we forget that just like children we need to hear what we do great as well.
We had an amazing Father's day afternoon tea. We greatly appreciated the support from all families who participated in this event. We wish all our great dads, uncles, grand dads a very, very Happy Father's day.
We focused on a theme ‘ Space’. We created our very own space area, which allowed the children to role play everything they were currently learning, as well as dress up as astronauts
and complete projects like creating our very own space ship/rocket! Children learnt about who the first person was to go to space, what and why it is important for astronauts to wear special space suits, what we can eat in space and what is up in space, as well as participating in space dancing and watching many different educational videos that further explained more regarding Space. Click HERE for photos
We celebrated National Pyjama Day to raise awareness and funds for the children in foster care. Educators continue to implement ways into our every day program to help our children, staff and families gain a better understanding of the less fortunate and how much it means to give even something small means so much to people that have nothing or not much. Click HERE for photos
Children enjoyed learning about Australian Aboriginal culture and been part of this special week. Educators worked hard to arrange the age appropriate activities for children to understand with music, language, art, craft, and dream time stories. For example, learning Inanay Gapu Wana song, Aboriginal dance, gum tree leaves painting, and boomerang dot painting to name a few.
Pelican Preschool would like to take this moment to say thank you to the Dharawal people for the thousands of years of care and respect they have shown to this country and pay my respects to their cultures and traditions. We would also like to thank the Dharawal people for allowing us to work in this country, to continue working towards improving the profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to educate the wider community regarding the value and integrity of Aboriginal culture and ways of knowing.
We would like to pay our respect to the Elders past and present, with special respect to our future elders the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. We would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal brothers and sisters present that continue to work and lay the foundation of a strong, proud Aboriginal race and I extend that greeting to the non-Aboriginal brothers and sisters. Click HERE for photos
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At Pelican, we have a firm belief that education is a dynamic experience. Learning can be an occasion for empowering and enriching your child's life experience. We hope the holistic learning experience at Pelican will be exciting and challenging, and provide good transitional support... Read More