Dear parents and caregivers,
We hope you all had a nice short week. News from our side is we were learning about Australia this week. We were talking about Australian culture, history, traditions and about Australian food.
We talked about how Australia has six states (Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland) and two territories (the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory), and we’ve mentioned the capital cities. We spoke about living in Brisbane and how we love our city. We painted different colours of the 6 states and territories and had a look at the Australian flag and counted the stars on it. We talked about the Aboriginal people, observed a boomerang and we dot-painted our own boomerangs with yellow, red and black colour during art time.
We looked at some pictures of beaches in Australia, talked about how Australians love to go to beaches and our kids mentioned where they went with their mummy and daddy .
We learnt the Kookaburra song, so Miss Sam showed us pictures of a kookaburra, gum tree, gumdrops, monkeys and a stop sign. We also tasted Australian food; lamingtons and toast with butter and Vegemite.
We all had fun learning about the country in which we live. As we continue learning about Australia in the future, we’d like to welcome all parents to share some ideas and suggestions or anything special that represents Australian culture and tradition, so you’re welcome to bring anything Australian to the class and we can show and tell about it to our friends and teachers.
Important notice: it has come to our attention that more and more children are arriving in wet or soiled nappies first thing in the morning. Please be aware that our centre opens with only 2 staff who need to stay outside and receive arriving children and parents, so they aren’t able to go in to change nappies. We politely request for parents to please change their kids at home before bringing them here or if you notice that your child has a dirty nappy to please change it before handing your child over. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, we will make sure to send your child home in the afternoon without any surprises in their pants. Thank you!
Ms. Sam and her Staff