Newsletter March 2018

From the Director …….

Hello Dear Parents, Welcome to our new families that have recently joined us here at Fuji kindy.

What a busy start to the year it has been. First of all thank you very much for your patience and understanding over the last few weeks. The beginning of the new school year is always tough especially in the younger age groups, I highly commend the effort of all the staff. As you know it takes the combined effort of ours and yours to achieve success for the settling process. Once again, thank you for your cooperation.

Another big change will happen in the coming months, our kindy software. Due to changes in the requirements set by the Department of Education, we will be updating our computer software. Please refer to the office segment for more information regarding this matter.

Please welcome miss Jade, she will be working in Ume Room and we farewell Mrs Rina and wish her the best in her future endeavors.

Parents, the children’s wellbeing is very important. PLEASE HOLD YOUR CHILD’S HAND IN THE CARPARK AT ALL TIMES. It gets very busy and drivers may not see you!!!                                              

ALL Parents, please close the gates behind you !! DO NOT let any child out unless it is your own!!

The talk of the town…. The Commonwealth Games. As I have stated previously, I will try the best I can to keep the kindy running smoothly but it will require your cooperation. At least 12 of our staff will be affected in regards to travelling from the north but we will work around it. Thank you for filling out and returning the emergency contact forms, these will be kept in a file for easier access during the duration of the games.

A few things to keep in mind during the Commonwealth Games –

  • Please be aware of your travel time for pick up as we close at 6.30 and late fees apply
  • Prepare an emergency kit in the car in case of traffic. (Nappies, formula, drinks, food etc)

Based on the information from the Department of Education, the weeks leading up and weeks after will also be busy on the Gold Coast. The worst day is predicted to be Monday April 16th as most of the athletes, officials and media will be leaving. So please be safe on the roads.

Marie and I have been busy in the office updating policies and procedures which is a never ending task in our industry.

Just a reminder Queensland Health offers free Health checks for all children under 6 years old. The specialist clinical teams offer: health and developmental checks, hearing assessment and referrals (4 years and over), feeding and nutritional support/information, education and support groups, parenting interventions to enhance parenting, bedwetting program and information and advice for parents for healthcare referrals. For more information or a brochure, please come and see us in the office.

I have an open door policy, so please come and see me if there is anything I can help you with.

Ditas

Momo Room

Hello from the Momo room, it has been a great start to year. All Momo children are settling in very well into their new environment. The children have enjoyed exploring both the indoor and outdoor environment as well as all the new and exciting toys on offer each day. The educators have enjoyed getting to know each and every child and their families. We are very glad to say that the children have stated to create a positive relationship with all the educators. We are beginning to see the children crawl, walk, climb and pull themselves up on the toys. They have also enjoyed having swings both indoors and out playing in the bouncers while listening to music. A few things to remember:

¨ Please remember to sign your child in and out each day

¨ Put the date on milk bottles and formula

¨ We are a Sun Smart kindy, so please dress your children with sleeves and pack extra sets of clothes and please apply sunscreen to your child on arrival.

Please don’t hesitate to come and see us. Mrs Jessica, Ms Kirsty and Miss Vanessa

 Ume Room

Dear Ume Parents, welcome to all our new parents and children. Their have been tears and anxiety at drop off time but the children are settling very quickly after saying goodbye. Please remember each child is an individual and some may take longer to adapt to a new environment and routine.

We would like to also remind parents to please label all of your child’s belongings (shoes, bottles, comforters etc) . Also don’t forget to regularly check your child’s nappy locker as we go through nappies quickly due to a minimum of 3 nappy changes per day. Please ensure you have packed a few changes of spare clothes in case of accidents or water play.

We have a new Co-Educator who has joined the Ume class, Miss Jade. Jade will be working 5 days, please come and say hello.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to ask Miss Tina, Ms Shigemi, Ms Yoko & Miss Jade     

Bara Room   

   Hello Parents, welcome to the Bara room for 2018. We are so proud of the children and how they have settled. Although there have been some tears separating from their parents in the morning, please be assured the children have a happy day.

The children have settled in well and are feeling confident to follow transition activities and our daily routine. They have found interests and enjoyment in activities provided in the room. They especially like home corner, dress up’s, activity playsets with people and transport and Arts and Craft. This week we will be introducing playdough with rolling and cutting tools.

I am pleased with their listening and attention during group time. We have been discussing and learning about colours, shapes, matching concepts, feelings, friendships and emotions.

Thank you, parents, for all your help and understanding while transitioning and settling the children during the first few weeks of the school year. We look forward to happy and fun learning experiences with the children.

A few reminders:

¨ Please check nappy supply each day so we don’t run out. Ensure spare sets of clothes are packed.

¨ Please place hats back onto the hat rack at the end of each day.

Please come and see us if you have any questions or concerns, Mrs Jo, Miss Megan, Ms Yuka & Miss Courtney

Kiku Room

Welcome to our Kiku families. We are making progress with settling the children into our Kiku routine. It is lovely to see friendships forming already within our room with both peers and educators.

We have been talking about their emotions, using our felt stories, singing and dancing which has helped the children a lot to settle.

A few friendly reminders:

¨ Please provide nappies, undies and spare clothes for your children

¨ Please ensure all of your child’s belongings are clearly labelled

¨ During drop off, please put sunscreen, bugs spray and their hats on

¨ Return all your paperwork and bring in Scrap books.

If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to have a chat with us. Mrs Tracey,

Mrs Carolina, Mrs Katrina, Mrs Candace and Miss Erica

Yuri Room

Hello Parents, we have had a great start to the year. Most of the children are settled and ready to learn. Over the last few weeks, we have learnt the Yuri class rules and learnt about each other. We looked at what is in our bodies, what makes us, bones, veins, blood, muscles and some of our organs. From there we have moved onto families, who we have in our families. I have asked each child to bring in a family photo to show the class. We are going to make a Yuri family tree. So if you haven’t brought one in yet, please do so.

One last thing, at group times each week we have a colour and shape of the week. I ask the children each week to find something at home that is that shape and colour, so they can tell me. Please help them with this. The colour and shape is on the day sheet.

A few friendly reminders:

¨ Please ensure all of your children’s belongings are a labelled

¨ Please apply sunscreen and bug spray your children in the morning

¨ Please don’t hesitate to speak to us about your child and their day.

Thank you, Mrs Teresa, Ms Shigemi & Mrs Junko

Sumire Room

Dear Sumire parents, we have had a great start to 2018!!! Mrs Kirsty, Miss Karen and Ms Kristen are all very proud of how well the children have transitioned, either to their new room as a returning family or to Fuji as a new family.

Over the last couple of weeks, the programs focus has been largely on instilling the new routines, encouraging the children’s familiarity with their new play/learning environment as well as helping the children to develop and establish bonds with their new carers and peers.

We have also touched on shapes and colour recognition, learning to remember to use listening, table and mat manners during various parts of the day. Daily it is our aim to help the children to build and strengthen their fine and gross motor skills through various activities and games.

In coming weeks, we will begin to concentrate on counting skills, using numbers in various ways. We would also like to start a families photo wall, so it would be greatly appreciated if you could send in a family photo.

We ask that parents please remember to do the following each day:

¨ Bring in sets of sheets for sleep time (ONE sleep time toy/comforter, if your child needs it)

¨ Water bottle to be placed in the fridge/or basket

¨ Pack spare sets of clothes and undies

¨ Please remember to sign in and out daily

We would love to hear your feedback, please add any comments or suggestions to our daily communication sheet. As always any concerns or questions please see us, we are more than happy to help.

Mrs Kirsty, Miss Karen & Ms Kristen

Satsuki Room

Hi everyone, the children have settled very well in the room. They are now comfortable with the routine and are happy to do the different activities.

We have been talking about the rules in the room, self-help, “How special they are” and about families.

The children who have brought in their family photos were very excited to show their photos to the class. The children are also working hard to develop their fine motor muscles to help them with their writing and cutting skills.

Some reminders:

¨ Please pack extra sets of clothes as accidents still happen and in case of water play

¨ Apply sunscreen on your child in the mornings

¨ Put their drink bottles in the basket in the fridge in the Satsuki section

¨ Please remember to hang their hats back on the hat rack upon pick up

¨ Remember to log on to the Seesaw app as I will start sending photos through

Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to come and see us. Mrs Jean, Miss Karmen, Mrs Juliana and Mrs Nicole

From the Office

From the Office …. As of July 2 the current Child care benefit (CCB) and Child care rebate (CCR) payments will be replaced by a new payment referred to as Child care subsidy (CCS). To transition to this and remain compliant with requirements, we are introducing a new Administration software called Xplor. The changes will be rolling in over the next few months and we need all parents to work with us to ensure a smooth transition through this change and so your CCS payments are not affected. An e-mail containing a link to an online enrolment form was sent out on Wednesday February 28, please complete and a separate e-mail was also sent out with the terms and conditions, this is also needs to be completed.

If you would like to know more about the CCS and how it might effect you, please go to www.education.gov.au. If you would like to know more about the software, go to www.ourcplor.com/parent/ .Please bear with us, as we are also new to these changes. If you have any questions, please come in and see us in the office.

Don’t forget we are closed during the public holidays over Easter: Friday March 30, Monday April 2 and then Wednesday April 25 for Anzac Day.

Thankyou Mrs Stacey A, Mrs Kerryn and Mrs Stacey E.

 

 

 

 

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