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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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Support for Dads – Working Out Dads project

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute are currently running the Working Out Dads research project in partnership with Tweddle Child and Family Health Services. Murdoch Children’s Research Institute are currently looking for dads of young children (aged 0-4 years)...

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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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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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