Our Students - Kindergarten

Today  we went on our first Kindergarten  excursion to John Wellard Community Centre for the launch of the Breathe, Blow, Cough Brush program.  We have been doing this program at kindergarten  each morning   since the beginning of the year and today we met with other schools to perform the BBCB routine in front of many  important  people from around local community.  Miss Pip (KSCN) Ms Deborah ( Dental) and Ms Karen (School Nurse) were all there to help us.  We  took part in some  face painting, balloon twisting and received a healthy snack box to take  home.    We all had a wonderful time.

 Our Hospital Incursion

At Orelia Kindergarten, both classes were lucky enough to have a visit form the Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital (AWCH)

This incursion allowed the children to   role play and dress up as hospital workers such as nurses, doctors, ambulance officers and surgeons.  The incursions role was to help lessen any fear or anxiety which may arise in young children when needing to go to hospital.  We were introduced to some of the medical equipment and learnt the dos and don’ts of medicine.  Our blood pressure was taken and we made a hospital ID bracelet.   We had turns using the child sized crutches for walking and even a wheelchair ride.  It was so much fun and helped extend our knowledge on people that work in our community.

See our Photo Gallery for more photographs of this learning experience.

 

 I believe in providing a safe and stimulating learning environment for all children to grow and develop at their own pace.  It is through play that children learn best so this is what underpins the class room and daily routines. Children have the time to practise and refine their developing   skills learnt throughout the day in each learning domain.  All children are valued and nurtured.  Children feel supported throughout their day and we place a high focus on developing children’s social, emotional and language skills to build their foundations for learning.  We foster fun, creative, and imaginative experiences to encourage and motivate all children, as they begin their educational journey.