This year Acacia Hill is focusing its year on Best Practice. Each month we will look at a part of our new philosopy aswell as a part of Loris Malaguzzi’s (Founder of the Reggio Approach) Hundred Languages. http://www.reggiokids.com/the_hundred_languages_of_children.html
Recently we have had time thinking about the children who have to spend much of their time in Princess Margaret Hospital. In a small effort to brighten up their day, we made the children a special book and sang some songs in a little concert for them, we had a great time at Radio Lollipop and visiting the children. We also created a multicultural cook book to sell and donated all of the funds to PMH.
The children had a ball and was a great way to highlight our focus on the community around us.
Copy of article from Western Suburbs Reporter.
Well, here at Kelmscott childcare centre we have been focusing on our engagement with the local community, it has been great fun, the children have gained a lot through the process as has the local community. You can see a few snippets of the activities we have been involved in below, its all about child care in the community.
Kelmscott High School in the community
The Music students and their Teacher from Kelmscott Senior High school were invited to the centre to sing to the children. They brought along the piano and a guitar. We had so much fun listening to the talented students singing and then they asked the children to sing their favourite songs. The teacher soon picked up the tune so we could sing with music.
Tony Buti MLA in the community
We invited Tony Buti MLA to read a story to the children called Possum Magic, he captured the children who sat so quietly listening to him .
Southside Care in the community.
This is a presentation to Tracy from Southside Care. They are a local organisation who distribute food to the needy. The toddler children collaged a box with food pictures and used it to collect the food which had been donated by the children and families.
Kelmscott Child Care in the Community
A little article in the community news paper talking about some of our activities from childcare week.
Our Crazy Hair Fun Day for World’s greatest shave.
At Humpty Dumpty Childcare Centre, on March 15th we held a Crazy Hair Fun Day to raise money for the leukaemia foundation. We asked parents and staff to donate whatever they could to the leukaemia foundation and managed to raise $576. We were so proud and thankful to all who donated.
We organised a day of fun for the children and staff, this involved
- making cards for all the children at Princess Margaret Hospital.
- playing on bouncy castles,
- doing our hair in crazy ways,
- having our faces painted by a professional face painter,
- we designed our own menu ( waffles for morning tea, dinosaur bolognaise for lunch and for afternoon tea orange cake)
Here are some photos from the day, we really did have a ball…
Did you know?
- Blood cancer is Australia’s biggest cancer killer, after lung cancer
- More than 11,500 Australians will develop leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma this year – or a person every 46 minutes
- Right now, more than 50,000 Australian families are facing the physical, emotional, and financial challenges of blood cancer
- Money raised from the World’s Greatest Shave funds blood cancer research and free support through the Leukaemia Foundation
- The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the care and cure of people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.
That’s why so many people are as passionate as us about this campaign… and why your support is so vital.
Child care centre safety is important to Kelmscott Childcare Centre and the centre was fortunate to be nominated for the Consumer Protection Awards in 2013, while the centre didn’t win, it was a great honer to be nominated and attend the award function. (more…)
Sadly 3 years ago a beautiful little girl from one of the Acacia Hill centres passed away from childhood cancer, our Daycare Angel. Imogen fought a tough battle and was given her Angel wings on 1st May 2010. Since Imogen’s passing her mum has worked tirelessly to give back to those who helped them. Fiona (Imogen’s mum) would like your help by purchasing one of her ‘ladybirds’ for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation.