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Poppins Bush School
July 2, 2023

NAIDOC Week 2023

"Where there is knowledge there are our elders". This year the Poppins community will celebrate a special NAIDOC Week which highlights the importance of Elders within our First Nations communities. We look forward to sharing the events we have planned closer to the date 2-9 July 2023.

Poppins Bush School
June 23, 2023

Fire Engine and Fire Safety

On Friday the 23rd June we are excited to have the Rural Fire Service visit the centre to discuss fire safety, Bush fire safety and what we can to in the event of an emergency. As a bonus we also get to see the Fire Truck, hear the sirens and maybe see how the fire hose works!

Poppins Bush School
February 16, 2023

Preschool's Visit to the Pet Store

Preschool 1 are excited to travel to the Pet Store on Thursday 16th February 2023 as they prepare for a new addition to their room... their Axolotl "Rainbow". The children have been preparing over the past couple of weeks. Practicing bus safety and collating a list for the pet store of what they may need to help Rainbow feel safe and happy in it's new home!

Poppins Bush School
December 15, 2022

Prep Graduation

On Thursday 15th December the Prep children and their families will celebrate their end of year Graduation. This is a special occasion for the children and we are so excited to experience this special event.

Poppins Bush School
December 12, 2022

Room Christmas Parties

From Monday 12th December to Wednesday 14th December the children at Poppins will be celebrating Christmas and the Festive Season by celebrating with their friends. Keep an eye out for the weekly email from your child's educators for additional details!

Poppins Bush School
November 15, 2022

Rural Fire Service Visit

On Tuesday the 15th November we are excited to have the Rural Fire Service visit the centre to discuss fire safety, Bush fire safety and what we can to in the event of an emergency. As a bonus we also get to see the Fire Truck, hear the sirens and maybe see how the fire hose works!

Poppins Bush School
November 7, 2022

Marsupial Park Excursion

The week beginning 7th November 2022, Preschool 2 will be embarking on an exciting excursion to the Marsupial Park. This is a great natural space for observing our native wildlife in their natural environment. The Marsupial Park also has a wonderful play space for the children to challenge their skills, which was built by the Tamworth Community.

Poppins Bush School
September 26, 2022

Farm Excursion

Did you notice our Poppins bus in the car park over the past few weeks? Our Preschool 1 children ventured beyond the Poppins Bush School gates to Miss Mary’s farm. We used this opportunity to continue looking at our current learning focus, exploring the world around us through STEM and Schematic play. At the farm the children met some baby calves as well as got the chance to explore the farmyard including investigating the tractor. Offering nature play stimulates creativity and problem-solving skills that are integral to executive function development.

Poppins Bush School
August 22, 2022

CBCA Book Week 2022

We are so excited for Book Week this week and we have begun reading the CBCA shortlisted books to the children. We have also looked at the books which won their categories. For the Early Childhood category that was “Jetty Jumping”. A wonderful story about how it’s okay to feel worried and afraid but how it is also important to try new things, even if it’s by accident!

Poppins Bush School
July 4, 2022

Pyjama Week

National Pyjama Day is back and bigger than ever! This year National Pyjama Day is on the 22nd of July. National Pyjama Day is an awesome event where you can join us in our mission to support the educational and life outcomes of kids living in foster care. And what makes it all the more fun is you can rock your favourite PJs while you do it!

Poppins Bush School
July 13, 2021

Minature Train Excursion

Preschool heading out on an excursion to the miniature trains on the 13th of July.

Poppins Bush School
July 4, 2021

Naidoc Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are traditionally held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 'Heal country’' is the theme for NAIDOC Week 2021. 'Heal country' calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.

Poppins Bush School
May 5, 2024
May Newsletter 2024

Welcome to the May addition of our monthly Newsletter! We are all looking forward to another wonderful month here at Bush school. April came with lots of excitement and lots of rain to which the children enjoyed. The children in Preschool 2 and Prep went on a big bus for our bush fire evacuation drill they all came back from the trip saying, “It was so much fun” and “that was fun can we go again”. We held an ANZAC day BBQ on Friday the 26th of April 2024 for all the children that attended the centre on Friday. The Sausages went down really well the children loved them. This was to Honor, celebrate and to remember all those who have served our country so proudly. For those serving, Our Poppins community say’s ‘Thank you’.

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Poppins Bush School
March 14, 2023

March Newsletter 2023

Today we had a very exciting guest join us at Poppins to participate in a music experience with the children. They were so excited to see the drum kit set up in our main yard and sat so patiently while the other rooms took their seats. Ryan played some songs for us, and the children were blown away with the sounds coming from the drum kit. They all sat so beautifully and concentrated on the music being played for them. Ryan also encouraged our friends to have a turn playing the kit themselves and gosh was that popular! We think we may have some wonderful future musicians in our room judging by all the foot tapping, head bobbing and overall excitement. We were even lucky enough to see Junior Preschools own drummer Willow, get up and play some songs for us. The children were so excited to see one of their peers putting on a show for them! This experience created a wonderful sense of community within our room and gave one of our families an opportunity to share their home culture with our children. On behalf of our Poppins community, we would like to thank Ryan for donating his time for our little people this morning. If you or any family members have any hidden talents, interests, or skills you think we could share with the children please reach out because we would love to hear from you! It’s a wonderful way for us to bring elements of your home cultures into our program which in turn creates a sense of belonging for your child to our space.