Poppins Bush School
July 26, 2023
August Newsletter 2023

Welcome to the August edition of our monthly newsletter. July was an exciting and busy period. We welcomed a new educator to our team, Miss Tiff. Miss Tiff has over 15 years’ experience in Early Childhood and is currently studying her Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood. Tiff has taken on the role of Room Leader in the Junior Preschool Room. Welcome to the Poppins Bush School team Tiff. Pyjama Week was not only a fun and comfortable week, but we also raised $154.55. Thank you to everyone who participated and donated. During August we will be supporting Jeans for Genes Day. On the 4th August everyone is encouraged to wear Jeans to support research into childhood genetics and research. We will have a donation box at reception. Please show your support for this amazing cause. Every year we celebrate Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week (CBCA Book Week). This year’s theme is “Read, Grow, Inspire”. More information will be provided closer to the week as every year we have book character dress up days! Such an exciting week. In addition to dressing up each room is collaborating with the children to come up with some meal ideas for Miss Gail to create. This is something new we are trialing, but eating Gruffalo Crumble or Wombat Stew at mealtimes will be exciting!


In July we celebrated NAIDOC Week. ‘For our Elders’ was this year’s theme. A parent and Aboriginal artist, Kisani, came and spent time with the children. Sharing a beautiful Dreamtime Story about an Emu while working alongside the children as they created a magical piece of art. There was so much engagement from the children, who not only enjoy stories but also enjoy expressing their creativity. We will be framing the artwork and creating a display in reception. Please keep an eye out for this.

In addition to stories and art, Preschool 2 experimented with some new Yoga poses which reflected Native Australian animals. This is not only reflecting on NAIDOC Week but also providing new poses for mindfulness experiences. We had additional discussions around our ‘Acknowledgment to Country’, why we care for Nature and the importance of stories within our community, which can be passed down from elders, grandparents, parents, and family. Creating connections.

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