Celebrating Reconciliation week with our Children & Families 2023.
Our Hebel Sculptures are complete. What a creative bunch of families we have, big thanks to Bill from the Mens Shed Lorne who helped by cutting the hebel into manageable pieces. Each piece of hebel tells its own story and represents each individual family. We had so much fun completing them and can't wait to have them installed during 2023. Well done team they look fantastic.
Over the past year I have been thinking of ways to beautify our front entry point and involve our families in leaving behind an everlasting memento of their time at the Lorne Kinder. You may have observed the Bricks that divide off our soft fall (this is a project from another year) Of course the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that families were unable to share our wonderful learning space with the children & educators for such a long time. However now that families are permitted back in our space. I am hoping to get this project off the ground during term 3/4 2022. I thought it would be fantastic if we could make something similar to a project Airey's Inlets families have been completing over the years. Each family carving a sculpture, pictures, names etc onto a block of 'Hebel'. We would then collate these blocks into a totem and incorporate them into the garden. I feel that beatifying the space with a Tree, Plants & Hebel Totems would not just look great would be a real wow factor in our play space. Then in years to come children can say
" I made that block with my family & kinder friends."
If you are interested in being involved in this project please talk to Michelle or our Committee President Millie
2021 threw us more Covid-19 curve balls. At least our rural kindergarten year consisted of face to face teaching more than we can say for schools. Apart from not being able to invite families into the kinder, having any incursions or excursions our other play experiences at kinder remained unchanged. We were lucky to enjoy the company of a fluctuating 19 children in our Kindergarten group and between 12 & 15 Minnows. We enjoyed exploring lots of play based experiences both indoors and out and also spending lots of time at our onsite wild-space and our off site bush kinder play space.
The production of our 2021 Luna Dragon parade costume is underway. We will let you know asap the date of our Welcome BBQ. With Covid-19 restrictions easing hopefully we will squeeze it in before the end of term 1 2021.
Thank you to all the families that attended our Welcome BBQ 2020 Luna dragon parade. Big thanks to Sara, Jayden & Lucy who prepared and cooked our fantastic meal. Huge thanks to Lorne Foodworks for donating all the wonderful produce. Looking forward to a fantastic 2020.
We celebrated the end of another fantastic year. The children spread some Christmas cheers to the residents at Lorne's aged care. Performed at Carols on the Lorne and then for their families, during our Christmas concerts. The Kinder group preformed our mixed up version of ' Three billy goats gruff ' In our story we had Elves & Reindeer crossing the 'Grinch Trolls' bridge for a gardening working bee. One the way back they gifted the Trolls with their favourite food the 'Honey suckers'. The trolls are now real 'Green Thumbs'. The Minnows group preformed our own version of 'Caps for Sale' by Esphyr Slobodkina. In our story the Peddler sold Santa caps. Both were great performances and the children let their creative talent shine. We also now officially Thanked Susannah Sprague & Beth Diviny with a Plaque to be erected in the garden. This plaque acknowledged all the work that has gone into developing our Wild Space nature play zone and our Kitchen garden area. These areas will be an asset to the teachers, children and families of Lorne form many years to come.
Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM . Huge thank you to our outgoing 2018 committee
Mel; Hannah and Jane. Thank you to Julie for staying on as President in 2019; to support our new committee. Welcome Vice President - Sara Treasurer- Jane & Paul Secretary- Millie
Please come along to the Kindergartens Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 14th November at the Kindergarten- Start time 7.00pm hope you can make it.
Huge thank you to everyone who supported our Easter Market Fundraising activities.
Extra Thanks to Lorne Foodworks for donating all the produce for our BBQ stall.
2018 Kindergarten Committee Meeting
2pm Wednesday 21st March immediatly after our session.
* Discussion re : Easter Market ; Final preparation and last min stuff to be completed.
* ABN follow up & Banking
* Hand over to new secretary
Welcome to 2018* BBQ & Luna dragon parade
on Wednesday 7th March
BBQ at 5.15pm.
Sausages/ Hamburgers and coleslaw will be provided,
please B.Y.O children’s/ adults drinks
A couple of years ago we started a tradition, this year we will not disappoint.
The children have been working on their own costume for this year’s parade.
THE YEAR OF THE DOG
Please come along and join in the fun
Thank you to families for attending our Annual General meeting on Tuesday evening.
Big thanks to our outgoing 2017 Kinder committee
Leanne; Karen; Bron; Beth; Marcel; Simon & Bow huge thank you for supporting our kindergarten over the last 1/ 2 or 4 years.
Welcome to our 2018 Kindergarten Committee
Julie; Hannah; Kac; Mel & support team Bree; Peta; Jade & Mella.
We have decided to share the role of Garden Maintenance between all our families for 2018. Look out for the roster in 2018. If you couldn't make it to the AGM and would like to support our committee. Please talk to Michelle to find out the positions that are still available.
2018 Session times
KINDERGARTEN GROUP *TUESDAY & THURSDAY 9.00am until 2.45pm
MINNOWS & KINDERGARTEN GROUP * WEDNESDAY 9.00 until 2.00pm
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE
SEE YOU ALL FOR TERM 3
Monday 17th July Kinder
Wednesday 19th July Minnows
Thanks to everyone who helped at our working bee over the weekend of 6th & 7th May. It looks fantastic, so many jobs achieved. We still have some last minute Jobs to finish off the space. If you have some spare time over the coming week. Speak to Michelle or Beth.
What a fantastic turn out to our
2017 WELCOME BBQ & LUNA NEW YEAR PARADE
Hope you all had a wonderful evening and survived the heat.
Big thanks to the families that put their names on the Easter Market BBQ roster.
We still have lots of vacancies. If you didn't get a chance to add your name; please do so. We need everyone's help to ensure the day runs smoothly and is a huge success. This years money raised will go towards STAGE 2 Renovation in Wild Space. That will be completed over the school holidays.
Thank you to our families who are providing Rubbish Free & Healthy everyday foods in their children's lunch boxes.