Embedding sustainable practices.

In 2017 Katherine Lewisohn worked hard with staff, parents and children to promote responsible policies and practices at Lilian Cannam. Our 2018 Sustainability Team headed by Nicki Mete, continue this important work. Composting, worm farms, gardening and providing a natural environment successfully engages children. However, these are only one of many ways we can teach sustainable development.

This week we took delivery of our “recycle station” bins. The children have been using our recycle stations to practise their sorting skills. We have been looking at packaging labels and recycling symbols to help us to identify how different types of packaging can be recycled. Our transparent recycling bins allows us to see what goes in each bin, promoting the correct separation of waste. On Sunday Earth Day has encouraged us to “Help End Plastic Pollution” by finding out how many plastic items we consume every year and make a PLEDGE to reduce that amount. The children have been collecting all plastic that comes into the kindergarten! We hope to work together to reduce this amount in the future.

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The Seedlings Program

Sustainable education at Lilian Cannam Kindergarten is a part of everyday practices. It is embedded within the curriculum and part of the day to day running of the service. This responsibility is also reflected in the NQS, which asks that each service take ‘an active role in caring for its environment and contributes to a sustainable future’ (NQS Standard 3.3). More specifically, settings are asked to embed sustainable practices into their operations Element 3.3.1) and to support children to ‘become environmentally responsible and show respect for the environment’ (Element 3.3.2). This year we have partnered with the City of Port Phillip to work together towards a sustainable future. We hope to see improved results in energy, water and waste reduction and enriched education outcomes.

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Incursions and Excursions at LCK

Incursions and excursions are an exciting way to give children a sense of the world and encourage team work and inquisitive thinking. Sports Embrace is an innovative movement-based program promoting and embracing fitness, leadership and mentoring skills. Brett who ran our session this term, is our wonderful trainer from the fabulous team at Kids in Motion. We hope that Brett will visit us next term and again later in the year.

 

Our Earn and Learn Resources Have Arrived.

This week we received ICT and Numeracy resources, from Modern Teaching Aids, to support our program. We had an incredible response last year with children, parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends all collecting Woolworths Earn and Learn stickers for the kindergarten. Thank you to all those who participated in the program, these resources will be put to very good use.

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Smiles 4 Miles Award Presented

There were smiles for miles at kindergarten when we accepted our award from Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) today. We have met the requirements of the state-wide Smiles 4 Miles oral health promotion program, with children and their families learning about how to keep good oral health by eating well, drinking well and brushing well. We all learnt so much and saw a huge improvement in the nutritional value of the food being brought into kindergarten. We look forward to participating in the program again this year.!

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Welcome to LCK

Your child's first day of kindergarten is a truly momentous occasion that is bound to invite a whole flood of emotions. The first day of kindergarten can be a scary time for children, especially those who may have never entered a classroom before. We try to make this transition a bit easier by providing your child with a fun and memorable first day. Some adorable first day pictures!

Social Event - A Success!

Social Event - A Success!

Our 2016 Social Event, or Trivia Night, held on 17 September, was a huge success! Many thanks for to everyone who helped in some capacity, big or small. The funds raised will go towards improving our beautiful outdoor space. 

Thank you Bunnings!

Thank you Bunnings!

Bunnings has recently donated $800 worth of storage solutions for our kindergarten. Thank you Bunnings for supporting your local community - we are very grateful!

End of Year Concert

End of Year Concert

The children from the Eucalypt and Blue Gum groups participated in an adorable concert for the parents during the last week of term 4. We had bears, snakes, birds and crocodiles dancing and singing along to a story read by Von. The detail in many of the costumes was amazing and we have to thank all of the parents for the time and energy put into them. It was evident during this small performance just how far all of our children have come this year and how ready they are for their transition to school. We owe a huge thanks to the entire teaching team for a magnificent finish to a wonderful year!

Art Show & Fundraiser - A Great Success!

Art Show & Fundraiser - A Great Success!

Our family event, art show and fundraiser was a great success last Saturday. We raised over $10,000 for the Kinder. This money will be put towards several maintenance needs and upgrades to the garden and outdoor areas.

Thank you to all the families who came along, helped on the day and donated items for the auction. Thank you also to the teaching team for working with the children to produce such fabulous art and enjoyable concerts. The success is a measure of the hard work and commitment of the LCK community.

 The children were in heaven at the cake stall.

The children were in heaven at the cake stall.

 The boys on the BBQ did a great job feeding everyone.

The boys on the BBQ did a great job feeding everyone.

 What an amazing selection of wine and beer, which was kindly donated by a family in the 3 year old group! Such generosity and it was a sell out!

What an amazing selection of wine and beer, which was kindly donated by a family in the 3 year old group! Such generosity and it was a sell out!

 The Eucalypt Group canvas that was up for auction on the day.

The Eucalypt Group canvas that was up for auction on the day.

 4 year old canvas for art auction

4 year old canvas for art auction

 More from our talented young artists

More from our talented young artists