30th September 2020
Good morning Families,
I was going to write a newsletter but have been so incredibly busy over the holidays with the reopening and licensing of Coniston Street, school transition for preschool children, maintenance at kinder including the finalising of the garden project and waiting for instruction from the government and then planning for Term 4 in line with everchanging covid19 requirements. Goodness, no rest for the wicked. Before I start, I want to thank Dee and Simone who have again gone above and beyond, working an awful lot with me throughout the school holidays. It is really appreciated.
Next week being the beginning of Term 4 will see all of our families welcomed back to kinder. We are thrilled to be able to offer the full timetable including extended hours and both 3yo days. Drop off will be the same though, as with stage 3 and will require the same staggered starts (social distancing between families and we don’t mind when you arrive or pick up from kinder as long as you are socially distanced from other families) and drop offs at the door which children have been doing for most of the year and are very competent at. We just ask families let us know if you will not be attending your usual booked days/sessions.
After discussions with committee representatives and even though we don’t attract the Department funding for free fees, but fairness to families, we will not be charging any fees except for aftercare (being an add on program) in Term 4.
Finally as you will know, Frances chose to take leave in Term 2 and Frances is now on Long Service Leave and has been since early August and will be on leave until next year. Our existing small team cannot continue to cover all of Frances’ hours, so we are in the midst of hiring a new Diploma trained Early Childhood Educator. Our committee president Shane, Simone, Dee and I will be conducting interviews this Friday and hope from this point we find an amazing educator to join our team, working in the preschool group, starting October 12. The 3yo team will be Simone and Nicole on Wednesday and I will join Simone on Fridays.
We are very excited to be able to teach face to face again and cannot wait to see your little people next week.
Warm regards, Bron.
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Our kindergarten community acknowledges and pays respect to the Wurundjeri people including Elders past, present and emerging as the traditional custodians of these lands and waters on which we play and learn.
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