Poppins Bush School
January 3, 2022
January Newsletter 2022

Welcome to the first edition of our Community Connections Newsletter for 2022. A very warm welcome to all of our new families and children. We are looking forward to getting to know your children and yourselves over the coming year. January will see many of our children transitioning to new rooms. This is a process that always comes with challenges as children adapt to new rooms, Educators and expectations. The Educators have worked extremely hard to make the transition as smooth as possible and to give children and their families as much support as possible. We welcome feedback on how you think the transition process was handled as we feel there is always room for improvement as we move forward. Each month we will send you our Newsletter, inside you will find upcoming events, useful information about our curriculum, planning and philosophy. Important news including breakouts of illness, reminders or changes to upcoming events or changes to policy will be emailed to parents at other times throughout the year. Please take the time to read all communication so you are aware of what is happening within our Poppins Community. Our Newsletters also include excellent information around various parenting and developmental topics. We would like to encourage all families to read through these each month. The next edition will be due in February.

Message from our Educational Leader

Welcome to 2022 and another exciting year for Poppins Bush School! My name is Kellie and in addition to being to Prep Teacher I am also the Educational Leader at Poppins Bush School.


This year the Management Team at Bush School wanted to create a program which enabled educators to be present and active in the children’s learning and embrace our Philosophy which reflected Nature Based Play and the Reggio Emilia principals which are the basis of the Philosophy at Poppins Bush School.


Based on current research, child development and children’s interests, each room will be compiling a “Learning Focus”. The focus will continue for 8-10 weeks, with educators not only using their current knowledge but they will also become co-researchers alongside children as they learn and discover together. This will all be documented and displayed in rooms “making learning visible” with the addition of some creative experiences being displayed in reception for families to view. Photos will also be displayed on the TV screens in each room for families to view. We encourage families to go into their child’s room to see the photos, (once COVID restrictions allow this) the environment and the learning occurring with the displays. Each week educators will also email families with a reflection of the week which will include learning that is occurring and future planning for the room. Photos will also be included in this email (no faces of children will be visible in the email). We encourage family feedback and responses to these emails to assist with our programming and planning.


We have previously provided portfolios for the children at the end of each year, this year however we will provide a bound photo album of your child’s journey and time at Poppins Bush School in 2022.


We are excited about the change in programming for educators and we are certain you will enjoy having the weekly email and feedback. We are excited for 2022 and look forward to collaborating with families over the course of the year!

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