As mentioned in a recent email, these meetings will now be taking place...
...during the week commencing 9th June (Monday is a public holiday) for the Caterpillars
...during the week commencing 16th June for the Butterflies.
If you've already reserved a time slot please check that it still suits you. If you're interested and have not yet chosen a time please do so soon so this week so we can plan for staffing.
This Code of Ethics helps guide our Educator's daily practice in caring for and educating your children.
It is currently being displayed on the Parent Information Wall for you perusal and is always available in our Policy Folder.
If you'd like to read it online just click on the picture and a new browser window will open with the whole document.
Are you eligible?
Is your child starting primary school in 2014?
If your child is starting primary school in 2014, you need to know about the Schoolkids Bonus. It is a new payment to help eligible families with the costs of primary and secondary school studies.
If you receive a family or income support payment, including Family Tax Benefit Part A, you may be eligible for up to $410 each year for your child to help cover the costs of uniforms, stationery, sporting gear, school fees or excursions. Half is paid in January to help with back-to-school costs and half in July for ongoing costs. When your child moves into secondary school, the rate increases to $820 per year, again with half paid in January and July.
Each November, Centrelink will write to Family Tax Benefit Part A customers whose child is likely to be starting primary school in the New Year and ask them to check and update their child’s education details. If you’re eligible, all you need to do is tell Centrelink when your child is starting primary school to activate the payment and it will continue to be paid into your bank account twice each year, for as long as you remain eligible.
Please note that children in preschool are not eligible as preschool is not part of formal primary education.
For more information, including the full eligibility criteria, visit australia.gov.au/schoolkidsbonus.
Free yoga trial for all Thursday children will be on Thursday 4th October.
Official classes will commence on Thursday 11th October.
Anyone interested must register by adding their child's name to the list on the door.
Children not usually attending on Thursday are welcome to come and participate in the weekly yoga classes under adult supervision.
Cost is $10 per class (payable on a term-by-term basis).
Diarise now for 6:30pm Thurs 28th June to meet with Leanna Formosa from Ramsgate Public School who will be joining us at Green Gables to discuss how to best assist our children in their transition to school.
Please reply to indicate your attendance.
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