Chapel Hill Kindy's brand new Cubby House

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Thanks to the talented craftsmanship and generosity of the wonderful teachers and students from within the St Edmund’s College Manual Arts Department, Chapel Hill Kindy will be the home of a brand new freshly constructed Cubby House next year!

The Cubby House will fit in very nicely to the beautiful natural playground setting that is already enjoyed by the Children at Chapel Hill Kindy and we really thank St Edmund’s College, so very much, for providing us with this fantastic new addition!

We would also like to express our gratitude to the ever-efficient Shane from Brown’s Delivery Service who did not hesitate to put up his hand, donating his time and service, to ensuring the Cubby houses pieces were delivered from St Edmund’s College to the Kindy itself, both quickly and professionally. A very big thank you shout out to Shane – we could not have done this without you!

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Enrol now for Pre-Kindy 2017

Are you looking for a Pre-Kindergarten place for your 3 year old child? Pre-Kindy is a wonderful opportunity for your child to experience a gentle introduction to the busy life of being a kindergartener.  For two afternoons every week, your child can come and play, sing, paint, create, make friends and explore in the beautiful natural environment at our outstanding kindergarten.

Our Pre-Kindergarten Groups run with two sessions per week from 3.15pm-4.45pm. Red Group runs Monday and Tuesday, while green group runs Wednesday and Thursday. The program is run by a fully qualified early childhood teacher and assistant and if you complete terms 3 and 4 of Pre-Kindy your child will be guaranteed a place in the 4 year old Kindy program the following year.

For enquiries, please contact the kindy office. Our office manager Lydia is there on a Tuesday and Thursday between 9.30am and 2.30pm and will happily answer any questions or organise a suitable time for you to come and view our beautiful kindy.

50th Anniversary Tiles Available Now

We would like to give you the opportunity to put your family's mark on our 50th anniversary sculpture. You can purchase a specially made tile that will sit alongside the children's fossils in a beautiful mosaic design on the water dragon sculpture. You can choose between a beautiful gum leaf glazed in rich organic colours, representing the beautiful habitat that surrounds the kindy grounds, or the concentric growth rings of a tree fused with an amber glass centre, representing growth, the past and the present. These photos give you an idea of what our artist Suzi will create this week.

You can purchase one tile for your family, or one tile for each of your family members that have attended our wonderful kindy!

Don't miss out, there's only 50 available. $25 each. Email chapelhillkindy50@gmail.com by 13 November.

 

Growth rings with fused glass centre sample (amber colour shown in background will be used in the 50th anniversary tiles)

Gum Leaf size and shape before glazing

Beautiful rich organic colours to glaze our gum leaves

50 Year Art Project Underway!

Blue, Red and Yellow groups have all made their amazing 'fossils' for our sandstone water dragon sculpture. Once they are glazed and fired, our artist Suzi will create a mosaic design on the sculpture. The children loved using the natural treasures they found down by the creek to make some incredible patterns. IMG_0785

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Calling all past families to be part of our celebrations as we mark 50 years

Chapel Hill Community Kindergarten is celebrating an amazing 50 years in our local community. To mark this incredible milestone, we are calling all past families to get in touch with us to be a part of the celebrations, including a major community art project of a water dragon sculpture, currently underway. Contact Julie at chapelhillkindy50@gmail.com or call 3378 2008.

Art Show - This Saturday - 12 Sept

The Art Show is on this Saturday 12 September from 9am - 2pm. If you have never been to one of our Art Shows, prepare to be amazed! The Kindy will be transformed into a beautiful gallery showcasing the work our children have done throughout the year. There will also be a jazz band, cupcake and cookie stall and coffee van. All 3 groups have been working on creating 3 great canvases for a silent auction - please don’t forget to put your bids in the boxes provided. Everyone is welcome. Our children are so looking forward to showing off their beautiful creations!

Chapel Hill Community Kindergarten - EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARDS

We are thrilled to announce that Chapel Hill Kindy achieved the best possible result following our triennial assessment visit in June - a level of “Exceeding” against each of the seven national quality standards. For this we can thank our teachers, staff, committee and parents for their diligence, dedication and passion in making our kindy wonderful, not just in the lead-up to our assessment, but every single day. To achieve this rating, our kindy was required to demonstrate that we exceed the national standards in four of the seven quality areas, and meet the standards in the other three. We achieved “exceeding” in all seven standards.

Kindy Co-directors Anna Hutchings and Kim Cujes said of the result, "Thank you to our amazing teaching team, committee and children for a wonderful result in our assessment. A special thanks to Michelle Arthy-Chan, Cheryl Nell and Sandra Palmer for their tireless efforts with all the supporting documentation. And a special thanks to our wonderful parents - Nicholas Bourne, Darren & Phillipa Guppy and Ben Garland who joined the additional working bee."

"We wish to acknowledge the dedicated teachers, parents and committees of past years who have ensured a strong tradition of quality play based learning in a unique and beautiful natural environment. Our excellent result is a reflection of our proud history."

"And last but certainly not least, big hugs and thank yous to our beautiful kindy children who inspired wonderful remarks from our assessor, and who inspire us everyday."

Congratulations everyone! It is official – our kindy really is exceptional.

Skills For School Information Evening

We have an upcoming event on Thursday 30th July at 7pm at Kindy. Sarah Broderick, an occupational therapist with 13 years experience will be discussing how the school curriculum now moves at a faster pace and what this means for our children. She will be providing relevant advice and practical strategies to help you support your child to prepare them for school.

The evening will cost $10 and the session will run for approximately an hour followed by time for questions.  For more information, please click on the link below.

Please RSVP to us at Kindy by Monday 27th July if you would like to attend.

Skills For School Information Evening Flyer

Open Day - Saturday 18 July

We are holding an Open Day on Saturday 18 July from 9am until 12pm for families who are interested in enrolling their children in our Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten programs in 2016 and beyond. This is a fantastic opportunity for families to come and get a feel for our Kindy and meet our wonderful staff. We will be accepting wait list applications on the day. (Please note there is a $20 fee to be paid with wait list applications.) There will be a cupcake stall so don't forget to bring your gold coins! We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful Kindy.

Enrolments for 2016 - secure your spot on our wait list today!

Enrolments for Kindergarten in 2016 and beyond are open. Secure your spot on our waitlist now! For enquiries, please contact the kindy office on 3378 2008 or chapelhillkindy@optusnet.com.au Our office manager Cheryl is there on a Tuesday and Thursday between 9.30am and 2.30pm and will happily answer any questions or organise a suitable time for you to come and view our beautiful kindy.

Family Fun Day - This Saturday!

fun day 2015Less than 1 week to go until our Family Fun Day! Our annual Kindy Family Fun Day is on this Saturday 23rd May 2015 between 10am and 1pm. Highlights include a magician at 10:30am, jumping castle, balloons, games, face painting, cupcake stall and sausage sizzle.

We would also really appreciate any Lucky Dip prize donations to be left this week in the box at the sign-in desk.

For more information please see the noticeboard or contact one of the class reps.

We hope to see you there!

Enrolments for 2016 are open!

Enrolments for Kindergarten in 2016 and beyond are open. Secure your spot on our waitlist now! For enquiries, please contact the kindy office on 3378 2008 or chapelhillkindy@optusnet.com.au Our office manager Cheryl is there on a Tuesday and Thursday between 9.30am and 2.30pm and will happily answer any questions or organise a suitable time for you to come and view our beautiful kindy.

Three year old Pre-Kindergarten places now available for 2015

Chapel Hill Community Kindergarten runs a 3 year old pre-kindy program on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon from 3.15pm until 4.45pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to introduce your child gently to the wonderful world of kindy. By the time they start 4 year old kindy they are off and running. This program is run by a fully qualified early childhood teacher and assistant and if you complete 4 terms of pre-kindy your child will be guaranteed a place in the 4 year old kindy program the following year. Any queries please contact the kindy office, our office manager Cheryl is there on a Tuesday and Thursday between 9.30am and 2.30pm and will happily answer any questions or organise a suitable time for you to come and view our beautiful kindy.

Exciting happenings at the kindy over Christmas

Over the Christmas holidays the teachers and committee have still been working hard clearing out the kindy so we can start our internal renovations. A big thank you to Tim Alexander Carpentry and his team who have pulled out all the stops to get it finished on time for the start of term 1 2013.

This has been proudly funded and supported by the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments. The work includes reconfiguring the staff toilet to make a bigger storage area. Installing new lockers and storage above, installing custom built storage in home corner and a custom built music cupboard. Tim will also be removing the old shed from under the kindy, putting in a concrete slab and a built in storage area later in the year.

Our playground redevelopment is coming along, we are waiting for Brisbane City Council to give us the go ahead to remove a tree and for building approval for the deck extension and shade structures.

We will keep you updated …..