January Birthdays

A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY toReda, Fiona & Isaac!!!

Look at what we have been up to the past month!

Children have been discussing their holidays and sharing their experiences with their peers. Educators have made a project based on holidays. A common place visited was the beach. Children explored the beach table set up with different beach animals and shells. They have made the sun out of paper mache and set up beach scenery with kinetic sand and a beach towel.

UP COMING EVENTS

Australia Day 26th January 2014Little Leaders will be closed this Australia Day Public Holiday and will return Tuesday 27th as normal. Apologies for any inconvenience.

What are you doing to celebrate Australia Day this year?
People across this great land do things from go to the beach, have a BBQ, toad jumping races, sing the National anthem, but to many January 26 is anything but a time to celebrate, it is a time to mourn.

To many Aboriginal Australians there is little to celebrate and it is a commemoration of a deep loss. Loss of their sovereign rights to their land, loss of family, loss of the right to practice their culture.

“Australia Day is 26 January, a date whose only significance is to mark the coming to Australia of the white people in 1788. It’s not a date that is particularly pleasing for Aborigines,” says Aboriginal activist Michael Mansell [8]. “The British were armed to the teeth and from the moment they stepped foot on our country, the slaughter and dispossession of Aborigines began.”

Some Aboriginal people call it ‘Invasion Day’, ‘Day of Mourning’, ‘Survival Day’ or, since 2006, ‘Aboriginal Sovereignty Day’. The latter name reflects that all Aboriginal nations are sovereign and should be united in the continuous fight for their rights.

It is important to understand that while some may celebrate others may mourn.

Source: GlobalkidsOz

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  • Chinese New Year 19th February

Friendly reminders:

Slip, Slop, SlapThe weather is heating up and we are in the middle of summer. Little Leaders Early Learning Centre takes all precautions in ensuring all children are kept safe from the sun however we need your support. We would like to remind all families to ensure their child has a hat when coming to school, are wearing enclosed foot wear, have sleeved shirts and bring a water bottle.

POLICY FEEDBACK:

  • Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing
  • Protective Care and Safety
  • Provisions for Sick Children
  • Family Involvement/Open Doors
  • Staff Immunisation
  • Staff Participation in Curriculum
  • Food Safety and Nutrition
  • Rest and Sleep

Please do not hesitate to speak to Zaynab or Joanne if you have any queries.

Interesting sites for families:

  • Drowning is the number one cause of death for children under five. Drowning can occur quickly and quietly, without any warning noises.

http://www.kidsafensw.org/water-safety/

 

 

  • Bradbury Public School committed to providing opportunities for students to develop their skills in academic, creative and sporting pursuits. We value the importance of working with parents and caregivers in the education of their children.

http://www.bradbury-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/

http://www.kidsafensw.org/water-safety/

  • What better place to ‘grow’ special family memories than in a garden?

http://www.kidsgardening.org/family-gardening

 

  • K-10 Syllabus. This guide for parents is helpful in gaining understanding about what guides the primary school curriculum.

http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/support-materials/parents-guide/\

  • Healthy kids NSW government website is full of information on healthy food ideas for children and much more.

http://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/default.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly Newsletter

 

January Edition

Little Leaders ELC would like to acknowledge the Dharawal people who are the traditional custodians of this land. We would also like to pay respect to Elders both past and present of the Dharawal nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people.

Dear families,

WELCOME BACK! We would like to welcome back all our families and we hope everyone had a lovely and safe holiday. Please remember to sign your child in and out each day which they attend the centre.

Family Input: We would like to remind all parents that your opinions and feedback is very much appreciated by our centre. We believe that your beliefs, thoughts and ideas have a lot to offer our service. Please communicate your suggestions through the suggestion/communication book located in the foyer.

Hours of operation: As per our survey last month we will be closing at 5.30pm in 2015. We found 99% of families were happy with change. If this is of concern to you please see Zaynab or Joanne.

Australia Day 26th January 2014Little Leaders will be closed this Australia Day Public Holiday and will return Tuesday 27th as normal.Apologies for any inconvenience.

 

Sincerely,

 

The Team at Little Leaders.

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