Preschool

REC In Focus 2018 Edition 4

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Preschool launches “Pollutoys”

A photographer visited the Preschool this morning to capture a special moment in the world of environmental education. The Onkaparinga Council Waste and Recycling Team chose our Preschool to launch this awesome new resource “Pollutoys” which teaches kids about plastic pollution using plush toys. Each toy has a pocket in their stomach full of items of plastic waste such as cutlery, bags, cups and bottles also made out of textiles.  Each toy also comes with a short story explaining how they got sick and how children can help them.

Lachie and Felicity did an amazing job in front of the camera! The article will be published in the January edition of the Onkaparinga Magazine which will come out with the Messenger.

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Student Free Day 27/3/17

Student Free Day 27_3_2017

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School Closure Day 9/9/16

School Closure 9 Sept 2016

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Reynella East College – Southern Times Messenger

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Our Preschool achieves National Excellence

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Reynella East College has cause for celebration after exceeding all seven National Quality Standards as part of the compulsory national accreditation process for all early childhood services introduced by the Government in 2009. Standards criteria includes: ‘Children’s Health and Safety’, ‘Relationships with Children’ and ‘Collaborative partnerships with families and communities’.

According to Governing Council Chairperson Barry Temme, “the process is highly rigorous and requires presentation of evidence against a broad range of criteria, so we are thrilled at the results”.

This accreditation means that our pre-school children are guaranteed of service standards that are the best in the country.  This teamed with our new purpose built preschool, we can be confident that they will have the best opportunity for a great start to early childhood education.

As Principal I am very proud of the dedication and expertise of the pre-school team Ange Feddern, Sharon Doughty, Christine Vans Rensburg, Leanne Worrall, Mel McKenzie, Jess Krishnan and Samantha McIlvar,  under the leadership of Assistant Principal Sue Matene.

Caroline Green

Principal

20150818 - Certificate - Notice of Rating - Reynella East Preschool

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Year 11 and Preschool learning together

Year 11 Child Studies : PLAY – The Work of Children

Partnerships between the Preschool and the Secondary sections of the College were further encouraged when the Year 11 Child Studies students worked with individual Preschool children to plan and make play activities according to the interests of each child and their stage of development.

Relationships between the children and students were established over three afternoons. The Preschool children were delighted to play with their new activities and their new Secondary friends were willing participants!

Deb Long – Child Studies Teacher 

Maddie showing Izzy how she can make her name in playdough

Maddie showing Izzy how she can make her name in playdough

Izzy loving her pink playdough.

Izzy loving her pink playdough.

Making a tree picture with items from the garden

Making a tree picture with items from the garden

Izzy very happy with her tree!

Izzy very happy with her tree!

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Welcome to the world baby ‘Oscar’

Introducing Oscar James McKenzie. Pictured here with Mum Melissa (Preschool Teacher). Oscar is all smiles today at 1 month old! Congratulations Scott & Melissa!

Baby Oscar - 1 month old

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School Dental Service

Information about FREE Dental care (for most children) available from Noarlunga GP Plus Super Clinic

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Living Eggs

Very exciting times in the Preschool at the moment as the children enjoy the “Living Eggs” Chicken Hatching program.

On Monday this week, the hatching kit arrived including 12 eggs with an expected ‘delivery date’ of yesterday (Wednesday).  To the enormous delight of the children and staff, 2 baby chickens hatched before their eyes on Wednesday and the rest made their entrance overnight.

The chicks will stay in the Preschools’ care for another week where the children will learn how to handle and further care for them.  At the end of their stay next week, the chicks will be available for adoption by Preschool families for $2.

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