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Playgroups Bendigo Information for Families

Playgroups are social gatherings for parents and their young children, typically under five years old, to come together and engage in play-based activities. These gatherings provide an opportunity for children to socialize and develop their social and emotional...

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White Hills Kindergarten Update

We have some good news to share regarding the White Hill Kindergarten in Greater Bendigo. After initially being slated for closure under the City of Greater Bendigo's Infrastructure Plan, the kindergarten will now remain open. This decision comes as a result of new...

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Long Gully Multicultural Moving Feast

We are delighted to extend a warm invitation for you to the second annual Harmony Week Moving Feast at the Long Gully Splash Park on Friday, 24th March.  The Moving Feast Celebrations were initiated as a grassroots, proactive response to racist incidents towards...

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Shining Bright – Helm Street Kindergarten

Check out this amazing video showcasing the Helm Street Kindergarten, winner of the 2021 Victorian Early Years Awards in the Continuity of Early Learning category. In this short clip, you'll see the wonderful artwork completed by the children and their families, as...

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Shining Bright – Flora Hill Kindergarten

Attention all parents! We are excited to share a video showcasing our exceptional kindergarten and beautiful outdoor playspace here at Flora Hill Kindergarten. In this short video, we take you on a tour of our vibrant outdoor learning environment, highlighting our...

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Additional information about your Kinder Kits

Dear families If you have a child enrolled in funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten, Early Start Kindergarten or Access to Early Learning this year, you would have received or will shortly receive a Kinder Kit.  Kinder Kits are activity boxes filled with educational...

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New SunSmart Global UV App

The SunSmart app has gone global and now provides UV levels and sun protection times for different locations worldwide. You cannot see or feel UV radiation, but as the main cause of skin cancer, it is important to be aware of when UV levels reach 3 and above and sun...

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Mental health support for Dads – Research project

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Tweddle Child & Family Health Service are looking for dads of young children (aged 0-4 years) to get involved in a project about how to boost the health and wellbeing of dads during early parenthood. The Murdoch...

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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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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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