Poppins Bush School
April 3, 2024
April Newsletter 2024

Welcome to the April edition of our monthly Newsletter! πŸπŸ‚ We are all looking forward to another wonderful month here at Bush school with the weather cooling down and daylight savings coming to an end. What a wonderful March we just had. The children in Preschool 2 went on excursions to Nazareth House. We held our Easter hunt and afternoon tea for our Junior Preschool, Preschool 1 & Preschool 2 rooms where we had hidden plaster eggs for the children to find and paint to take home. Prep room did an Easter hat parade and afternoon tea. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents that could attend and make the afternoon extra special for the children. In April we will be undertaking Emergency drill practice for Bush Fires. This will be held from the 15th – 19th April 2024 for all our rooms. On Friday 26th April 2024 we will be having an ANZAC Day BBQ for the children that attend the centre on that day.

Preschool 2 Excursions

This year the Preschool 2 room has the wonderful opportunity to build some beautiful connections with the elderly residents of Nazareth House. We believe ongoing visits throughout the year to the residents will not only assist the elderly but extend the children’s learning as well as their social and emotional development, while also having time to create a unique relationship, especially for those children who may not regularly see or have grandparents.

Over the past few years, it has been difficult for community groups to connect due to restrictions around COVID and these restrictions have affected vulnerable members of our community due to lack of contact with others. We now have the opportunity to reconnect with members of our community in new and exciting ways.

While visiting Nazareth House the children will be exposed to the elderly community and we are certain that many questions will be raised. This will assist is building the children’s understanding around empathy as well as what happens when we grow up.

The teachings of Reggio Emilia believe that parents and the wider community have a collective responsibility to children. We believe creating these relationships with the residents will allow the children to create strong relationships with members of the community and have many meaningful interactions. An old African proverb states β€œIt takes a village to raise a child.’

Our goal is to form a reciprocal relationship in which the elderly residents are able to come and visit Poppins Bush School during special celebrations as well as prepare experiences for meaningful moments in our year.


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