Semester 2 – a great start!

It seems amazing that second semester has begun. The ELC is an exciting place for all concerned, the students, staff and parents alike.

The students experience a myriad of activities such as visits to the farm, Letterland activities, Music, Library, PMP, incursions, buddies and let’s not forget events like the Big Breakfast which is always such a success. Perhaps the best of all is making many friends and enjoying the outdoor space which offers so many opportunities for creative play. One thing you can be sure of is that all these exciting activities will continue into Semester 2.

It is wonderful to see the great development of all the children as they grow in confidence and participate in all activities with such enthusiasm. Our team of staff work together so magnificently to ensure the smooth running of the centre. Led by Amanda Cooke, our very able ELC Coordinator, the teachers and assistants are very committed to a consistent approach from one year level to another. 

Our Boys’ and Girls’ Prep teachers, Mary Whitcher and Claire McDonald, are also involved in working with the ELC staff to get to know the children and assist with transition arrangements into the Junior School.

The building (now 5.5 years old) is proving to be everything we had hoped:  a light, inviting, spacious and welcoming building which seems to instil an upbeat feeling in all who enter it!  This is no overstatement;  it really is most exciting to see the enthusiastic vibes coming from the staff, parents and children.

Thank you to our parents who give ongoing support and very encouraging feedback.  We are all very grateful. It is always wonderful to see the children happily enter the building each morning.

A Riddell



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