Drowning is the greatest cause of accidental death in children under five in Australia. Each week, on average, one child drowns. Lets put an end to childhood drowning for good. http://kidsalive.com.au/
We are pleased and excited to announce that Hawthorn
Childcare Centre has an app!!! We have setup an app using the Skoolbag platform
and we are hoping that this will be a more efficient way to communicate with
families as well as another way to save on the amount of paper we use each day.
Imagine giving your child the gift that learning music brings. In a few short years your child can play music, compose and improvise their own music, read all kinds of print music, chord charts and play along with other musicians in a band. Your child can play by ear as well as play by reading, make up their own accompaniments to melodies. In other words your child has become a little musician.
The Raising Children Network Website provides centralised, Australian-focused, evidence based information for parents and carers of children from birth to fifteen years of age. It also provides information for those who work with parents.
The Kindy room has been lucky enough to
secure a visit from a South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) fire
appliance on Thursday, 15 September 2016 at 10:30am. This will be an exciting
time for the children (and staff) and will fit in nicely with the our focus on
The fire truck will be parked in the front carpark and the children will watch
from behind the gate (with hopefully the option of small groups approaching the
firetruck to have a closer look, accompanied by a staff member).
At the moment we are limiting the fire truck visit to the Kindy room as the MFS
have conditions that children are over the age of four (though all of our Kindy
children here on the day will be included as this has been negotiated
beforehand) and of course have a maximum number of children preferred for
To celebrate the end of the
Olympics the Kindy room is having an Olympics Day on Thursday 18th of August.
Come dressed in your best green and gold, Australian gear, sporting outfits,
etc.! We will do lots of Olympics themed games and special activities to
celebrate the Olympics. It will be a lot of fun!
To celebrate the end of the
school holidays, next Friday (22nd July) the whole centre will be having a
pajama day where the children can wear their favourite PJs, dressing gowns,
slippers, etc. The Kindy room will extend on the PJ theme by hosting a special
movie afternoon where the children can enjoy some plain popcorn and watch a G
rated movie (or TV show). Suggestions are welcome. :-) Children are welcome to
bring in special teddies, pillows or blankets for our movie afternoon, though
we please ask that everything is labelled with your child's name. This will be
a fun way to celebrate the end of the school holidays together.
On Thursday the 7th of July at 11 am. The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will be visiting the Kindy children to present their "All Aboard Program".
All parents are welcome to come along and join in
Jump on board the Musical Express Train with Elizabeth McCall and eight musicians of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. This specially developed early years incursion program is designed to engage young learners in a participatory exploration of song, movement and musical concepts.
This year Sids and Kidscelebrate their 29th year of Red Nose Day
on the 24th June
By supporting Red Nose Day you are helping to find the answer for parents by funding and supporting vital research into stillbirth, SIDS and safe sleep practices. Through evidence base community education we are working to prevent these deaths and we advocate for and support bereaved families.
Every product sold and donation received helps to find the answer and support families.
Show your support and make a donation or purchase your products today by celebrating Red Nose Day by wearing red on Friday the 24th June.
You can purchase your Red Nose products from the office. Donation boxes will be placed in each room.
The Kids’ Cancer Project are thrilled to be a charity partner of Pirate Day Friday and encourage everyone to join in the fun on the 10th June 2016
On Friday the 10th June we will be taking part in Pirate day Friday.
If you would like to dress your children/child up in a pirate costume or just make a donation that will be great.
The children will receive an eye patch on the day from the foundation
• Collecting treasure - we encourage you to ‘collect treasure’ (a gold coin) with
all funds raised from the day going toward childhood brain cancer research.n the fun on 10 June 2016.
Global Warming and stemming the tide of climate change are
complex concepts for adults, let alone children. For this first Sustainability
Thursday, we offer links to information resources that may be of interest.
This YouTube video aimed at early childhood and provided by
the Australian Government Great Barrier Reef Management Authority may be