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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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National Volunteer Week – Len

For National Volunteer Week, we are proud to share the work of some of our Shine Bright volunteers. Here is our Volunteer Len who we wish to acknowledge. Len has been volunteering at Woorinen South Kindergarten for over 10 years (We think? No one really knows!). Len...

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National Volunteer Week – Pat

For National Volunteer Week, we are proud to share the work of some of our Shine Bright volunteers. This is Marong Kindergarten’s fabulous volunteer Pat McCarthy. She has been with the kindergarten since 2014. She helps with the groups at least two days a week. Pat...

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National Volunteer Week – Tanya and Dale

For National Volunteer Week, we are proud to share the work of some of our Shine Bright volunteers. Tanya and Dale McFarlane have been volunteering at Huntly Kindergarten for many years. Dale is the resident fix-it man of any broken toys or furniture, he has repaired...

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National Volunteer Week – Trevor and Leonie

For National Volunteer Week, we are proud to share the work of some of our Shine Bright volunteers. Trevor and Leonie Strauch have been volunteering at Huntly Kindergarten for many years. Trevor puts the bins out each week, keeps the grass green and growing...

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Currently Studying Early Years?

Are you currently studying Cert III, Diploma in Early Years or Bachelor in Education and looking for experience in the industry? Meet Bobbi who is studying whilst working at the Maiden Gully Hub https://youtu.be/M-8Twq2XLww

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Play Learn Grow – Text Message Program

Play Learn Grow is a free text message program developed in collaboration with early childhood experts to help parents and carers of children aged 2 and 3 to support their child’s wellbeing, learning and development at home. It provides parents and carers with...

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Can you Help Spread The Word

Our open day is one of our most important ways to promote our Kindergartens to the public. Can you help us spread the news to your community, family and friends?  We'd love it if you could please: Tag a friend on our Facebook or Instagram postsShare our posts to...

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Kangaroo Flat Family Fun Day 2022

Kangaroo Flat Family Fun Day is a FREE community event for children and families to be held at the Kangaroo Flat Primary School yard in Olympic Parade on Sunday May 15 from 12pm–3pm. Activities on the day will include an animal farm, pony rides, The Zone rock climbing...

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Currently Studying Early Years?

Are you currently studying Cert III, Diploma in Early Years or Bachelor in Education and looking for experience in the industry? Meet Christina who is studying whilst working at Shine Bright Kangaroo Flat Kindergarten. https://youtu.be/hKqskW7Bw-A

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Easter at Kunawaa Kindergarten

It's all happening in the Wiran group for Easter.... the children have painted and decorated Easter Eggs for our friends at Logan Lodge to brighten up their rooms for Easter. There are Easter games for the children to play and dough Bunnies and Easter Eggs to...

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Important: COVID settings update

Dear Families & Staff, We wish to update and remind you all of some of the current COVID settings for services including a significant change for staff and children who have contact COVID-19.  Update on changes for recent confirmed cases Changes introduced in...

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Respectful Relationships Professional Learning

Registrations for the Department of Education and Training’s free Respectful Relationships professional learning for early childhood educators are now open.  The professional learning is available to educators in Victorian government funded kindergarten programs. A...

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Fenaughty Street Apprentice

Last week the Shine Bright Handy Man John installed new signage at the Fenaughty Street Kindergarten. One of the pupils who enjoys "helping dad at home" and whom luckily wore his work boots to kinder on the day, was signed up as the new Fenaughty Street apprentice....

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Sue Drake – 50 Years of Service

Sue Drake celebrated 50 years of Service as a Kindergarten teacher at the Unwin Street Kindergarten recently. Sue is a loved figure in the town, having started her in 1972. Sue has taught many generations throughout the years. View our photos below of her...

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Have your say on your child’s transition to school

Parents, caregivers and guardians of a child who has started school in 2022 are invited to take part in a survey, which closes Monday 14th March 2022. The survey will help the Department of Education and Training to understand what best helps children transition...

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Kunawaa Kindergarten Birthday Wall

At Kunawaa they continue to embed our indigenous culture and of course all cultures too throughout our kindergarten. As part of their program and sharing Birthday information of the children and staff at the service. An indigenous Birthday

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Upcoming CCV Workshops

Below is a list of CCV's current FREE workshops – including the new workshop called ‘Tech Strategies for Families’. CCV are currently taking bookings for Term 2 onwards and are happy to book in face-to-face workshops, however as a precaution, all bookings will revert...

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Goldfields Library: Crafting Classes

Goldfields Library wish to draw your attention to two crafting sessions being held at Kangaroo Flat Library for Refugee, Asylum Seeker and Migrant women, run by Sisterworks, and ask that you spread the word among your networks? The dates are Tuesday February 15th and...

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Policy Updates

The following policies have been updated on the website Policies Page and highlighted in red. QA 2 - Child Safe Environment (formerly known as Child Protection)  v6.0QA 2 – Mental Health and Wellbeing v2.0QA 2 – Tobacco, Alcohol and other Drugs v2.0QA 4 – Code of...

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Shiny Moment – Elmore 2021

Shine Bright teachers have been experimenting with other ways of writing and documenting their practice as part of the ECP3 project - Below is an example of this written by Elmore Kindergarten. Each week I walk with the children to our river - Yerrin. I walk slowly to...

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Spring Gully Kindergarten Exposure

Dear Shine Bright Families and staff, a child who attended Spring Gully Kindergarten on Fri 29/10/21 between 8.30am to 11.30am has tested positive for Covid-19. All primary contacts, children, families and staff who were in attendance at this time need to get tested...

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Please note the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is now available on the Policies page of the Shine Bright Website. All new policies are highlighted in red. A copy of this policy is also available below.

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