How do we keep you informed about what is happening at kindergarten?
A group-specific newsletter is sent every four weeks, in line with the program cycle. The newsletter provides information such as what is coming up in the classroom, community news and events, family support, administrative updates, and more. It includes the link to the latest class journal and program.
The newsletter is the best way to keep up to date with what is happening. It is emailed via Mailchimp so please check your junk mail if you are not receiving it.
What is the Program?
The program details what is being focussed on in the program, why, and how. It also lets you know what is coming up. The program runs for four weeks.
What is the journal?
Your child’s teacher writes the journal, reflecting on the classroom experience for the past program.
The journal and program are shared via a hidden and password-protected page on our website. Only the parents/carers from your child’s group will be given access to the page and password. The password will be provided before the first journal sent; however, if you ever need a password reminder, please email Natalie, our Centre Coordinator.
Please note, for the safety of the children, we NEVER post photos of children’s faces in the journal.
How can you communicate with your child’s teacher?
It may be possible to talk to your child’s teacher before or after session however; for matters requiring more time or that are sensitive, please make time for a one-on-one discussion. You can arrange this via the office or with your child’s teacher directly. Please note, when teachers are in session, they cannot take phone calls; however the Centre Coordinator and office staff are there to support including relaying messages if required.
Mid-year Summative Assessment Parent-Teacher Meetings
Family-teacher summative assessment meetings are held at the beginning of term 3. During this meeting, your child’s teacher will discuss their development and growth over the first two terms of kinder, share their work, and set goal(s) for the remainder of the year.
Why we don’t use an App for communication
We value being present and having real interactions with the children. Observing their play, having conversations, and listening to their interests means we can then incorporate what we learn from them in the program. Using an App removes the educator’s ability to stay present and remain connected. Families are welcome to view and provide feedback on the educator’s Observations at any time. Please speak to your child’s teacher if you would like to do so.