Firstly, we would like to welcome all our families (new and continuing) to another fun and exciting year! This year, we strive to build on our relationships with you and your children, and help you in educating your children in a fun and inviting learning environment.
January was a very busy month for us as we learnt about Australia, the animals, our multicultural community and the Australian culture. We also learnt about our first nations people and their indigenous culture in a respectful way. Following this, we celebrated our country by setting up some fun activities for the children to learn about Australia Day.
Following this, our educators embedded Chinese New Year into our educational curriculum to educate the children on this multicultural festival and teach them about people around our world; in turn, building respect for diversity. During this week-long learning topic, the children learnt about how the Chinese community celebrates their new year by lighting fireworks and fire crackers to scare the dragon away. They learnt about how the Chinese community decorates their houses in red and gold decorations, and give each other money in little red envelopes in the hope that it will bring them luck. The children engaged in story books about Chinese New Year, played with yellow and red sensory activities, ate Chinese inspired lunches and created beautiful artworks like blossom trees, lanterns and dragon masks. They also made rabbits as this year it is the year of the rabbit.
The learning has only just begun for 2023, and we are excited for what the year ahead will bring!