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Lifeline Christmas Appeal

Just $39 funds one life-saving call to the crisis support line this holiday season One call is all it takes to make a difference to someone in need this holiday season. A trained Crisis Supporter will be there to listen without judgement and provide practical,...

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Swan Hill North Kindergarten Update

We are excited to announce that Shine Bright Swan Hill North Kindergarten will be relocated to new premises. Shine Bright have been approached by the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the Victorian School Board Authority (VSBA) and have been asked to be...

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CertIII in Early Childhood Education and Care Training

Access Australia Group are currently taking names and scheduling in interviews ready for enrolment for 2023. In 2023 they are offering the Cert 3 as online course, with regular support from local trainers so that students are able to work at Shine Bright, earning an...

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Kind Words from Macedon Ranges Kindergarten Children

Shine Bright EYM Rochester Kindergarten recently received some lovely letters from the children of the various Macedon Ranges Kindergartens. Sending their best wishes as they recover from flooding that has forced the closure of the service. Visit our fundraising...

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Neangar Kindergarten Turns 40!

Neangar Kindergarten recently celebrated the milestone of turning 40! Originally established in a small weatherboard building (below). The kindergarten has since grown into a thriving service at its current location in California Gully. The educators and children of...

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CAn you help spread the word?

Can you help spread the word? Rochester Kindergarten was recently one of many services devastated by flooding in the Campaspe Region. Flooding has impacted the service, with water entering the building, outdoor play space and outside storage shed. Flooding has damaged...

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Art work for Logan Lodge

Continuing on from the beautiful Easter Art work the children created in April the children have now completed some Spring artwork for the residents at Logan Lodge Aged Care. The children are excited to give their artwork to the residents to brighten up their rooms...

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Elmore Kindergarten Opens to Rochester Families

With the devastating news that Rochester Kindergarten will not be reopening in 2022, after the floods along the Campaspe river severely damaged the building, equipment and play-space. Families have been welcomed with open arms to the Elmore Kindergarten, situated...

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The fathering Project Newsletter

We know how challenging this year has been, but we have your back and would like to offer our support to help you connect with the parents in your school, especially the fathers in your school community, who are often not as engaged as the mothers.   The...

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Join the Diverse Communities Mental Health Advisory Group

Foundation house is conducting a project to understand the:  • needs of refugee-background communities around mental health and wellbeing• barriers they experience when accessing mental health and wellbeing support• forms of support that will help the community to...

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Identity Panels

The children at Shine Bright Woorinen South Kindergarten have recently been engaged in the creation of an 'Identity Panel. They celebrate the uniqueness of each child through a self-portrait and a photograph, while the placement of them together presents a visual...

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Calling all Early Childhood Educators

Queensland University is asking for Early Childhood Educators to lend their voice in an anonymous online survey for early childhood educators. QUT is seeking >400 early childhood educators to complete an anonymous online survey about barriers and facilitators to...

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How to Support Flood Affected Areas

Want to help flood affected communities? Here are some ways you can help: Financial donations A financial donation is the best way to assist until it is determined what people need specifically, and this may not be known for some time. You can donate to the Victorian...

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Flood Safety Information from the City of Greater Bendigo

Good afternoon We understand that there is a lot going on in our communities at the moment and we wanted to provide you with some information that will hopefully assist in the event your business is impacted by flood waters. In emergency situations, such as floods,...

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Shamrock Park – Gratitude Tree

Shamrock Park recently commissioned local artist – Betty McKay to paint a gratitude tree / family tree. Betty is the older sister of one of the children in the 4yo group. The children enjoyed watching her do the painting. Last week the kindergarten had circle time and...

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KWS at Echuca Central and Tongala Kindergarten

This year we have integrated non-verbal forms of communication to augment verbal communication for the children in our program. We are predominantly using Key Word Sign which uses simple signs from the Auslan language to highlight key words and pair the signs with the...

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Bush Kinder Celebration

A big Congratulations to Kate and the team at Axedale Kindergarten on the launch of their Bush Kindergarten Program on Thursday 11 August. What a huge achievement this is! A big thankyou to everyone who has been a part of this journey to ensure the success of this...

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Policy Update: Interactions with Children

Shine Bright has updated it's Interactions with Children Policy View the updated policy below, or visit our Policies page to view this and other policies. Please note all new and updated policies are highlighted in RED on the website

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Naidoc week celebration at North

At North Kindergarten the children and educators teamed up to make this beautiful banner to celebrate the history, culture, achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our NAIDOC week activities involved learning about Aboriginal art and the way we...

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Early Years Online Hub – Now live!

The Early Years Online Hub is now live! The Swan Hill launch was held in conjunction with SHRCC’s MCH “Child and Family Hub” building launch and is happening in Robinvale at the Watkins Street Hall this morning. This has been a collaborative effort between a number of...

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Yarn Bombing for the Woorinen WinterFest

Our fence and entrance look amazing.  The children, families and staff have all joined in.  The children have enjoyed wrapping coat hangers with wool and making pompoms. It has been fun and motivated some of our children to engage in an experience (LO Learning). ...

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Policy Update – Confidentiality Policy

This policy will provide guidelines: for the collection, storage, use, disclosure and disposal of personal information, including photos, videos and health information at all Shine Bright EYM servicesto ensure compliance with privacy legislation.on responding to...

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Unwell children and staff

Dear Staff & Families, Re: Unwell children and staff It is timely as we have now entered winter with increasing levels of colds, flu and COVID-19 infections, that we remind everyone in our service communities about the current settings with regards to children,...

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Beacon Careers Expo – Thank You!

Last Tuesday 31st May Early Years Advisors Shirley Burrell and Alex Wheeler attended the 2022 Beacon Careers Expo at Rich River Golf Club in Moama with students from St Joseph’s College, Echuca College, Moama Anglican Grammar, River City Christian College and Echuca...

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National Volunteer Week – Trevor

For National Volunteer Week, we are proud to share the work of some of our Shine Bright volunteers. Here is our Volunteer Trevor who we wish to acknowledge. Helm Street Kindergarten are celebrating their wonderful volunteer Trevor, who has been with them since 2019....

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