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.Read More
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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.
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 TeacherRead More
Introducing Oscar James McKenzie. Pictured here with Mum Melissa (Preschool Teacher). Oscar is all smiles today at 1 month old! Congratulations Scott & Melissa!
Information about FREE Dental care (for most children) available from Noarlunga GP Plus Super ClinicRead More
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.
On Friday December 6th we will celebrate our 2 year journey to our redeveloped school.
Reynella East College P-12 and its new and upgraded facilities will be officially opened by the Hon Jennifer Rankine, MP, Minister for Education and Child Development. Many other invited guests will also attend.
Following the official ceremony, you will be able to tour our new facilities, chat with current and past staff and enjoy some food and refreshments from the catering stalls.
We are very excited to be able to ‘show off’ our new College. Come celebrate with us!
Tania Guest – Promotions Manager