Junior Kindy

Junior Kindy June 2018

Junior Kindy June Newsletter

Over the last month, the children have shown great interest in singing the alphabet and recognising the first letter of their names, counting to 20, recognising shapes and colours during group time and during free play. We have displayed numbers and the alphabet on the wall for the children to explore on their own or as a group.

At this age some children still find it hard to share and positively express their emotions. We will be working closely with all children to encourage them to share with their peers and educators and help encourage the children to express their emotions in a positive way. We ask all parents to implement these strategies at home to help with this process.

We are always interested to hear feedback and input into our routine and program in the room. If any parents have feedback or input into our program please don’t hesitate to see Junior Kindy Staff.

Please remember- To name all your child’s belongings, so it is easier for staff to identify each child’s belongings and make them less likely to get lost or misplaced


Song of the month: Barramundi-(to the tune of Frere Jacque)

Barramundi, Barramundi  (Put hands together and move them back and forth like a fish swimming.)

Cockatoo, Cockatoo! (Put one hand on top of your head to mime the crest on the head of a cockatoo.)

Cuddly koala, Cuddly koala (Hug yourself.)

Kangaroo, Kangaroo! (Put your hands in front of you with fingertips pointing down, arms bent at the elbow to look like a kangaroo’s little hands and jump (if you’re standing).


Crabs and sea shells,    (Crabs – Whole hand pincer grip clap ie: duck bill hands.)

Crabs and sea shells.     (Seashells – hands open like flowers.)

Dolphins too,                   (Dolphins – arms make jumping motions.)

Dolphins too.

Octopus and penguins,   (Octopus – wobble arms and bodies.)

Octopus and penguins.    (Penguins – arms at side stand up straight.)

Big sharks too                    (2 arms opening and closing like a mouth)

Big sharks too

Didgeridoo Player

Cultural Day

This week was very busy as all the children had the opportunity to learn about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with some visitors from the local Yuwibara tribe and members of the Torres Strait Islander community. They shared their culture through traditional music using a didgeridoo or Yigi Yigi, dance, coconut leave weaving, using a casting net and… Read more →

Kat Steley

Kat Steley

My name is Kat, I have been working in childcare for 9 years. I completed my Certificate III in Children’s services in 2007 and am currently studying my Diploma in Children’s Services. I have worked with all different age groups from nursery to preschool and have enjoy each different aspects of the ages groups. It is my aim to provide… Read more →

Kelsey Appleton

Kelsey Appleton

My name is Kelsey, I am the Lead Educator in the Kindergarten room and I have been working in childcare for 10 years. I completed my Certificate III in Children’s services in 2008 and my Diploma in Children’s Services in 2010. I have worked with all different age groups from nursery to preschool as well as with children with special… Read more →