22 March 2022

We’ve had such a great start to the term with most of the children appearing quite confident and comfortable in their new environment. A few experienced some anxiety at drop off time earlier in the term. We understand the difficulty of coming to terms with the mix of emotions: the uncertainty associated with being in a new environment away from parents and the need to play and be strong. Over time the children have learned to deal with the changes that kindergarten has brought about and are appearing more comfortable and confident each day.

There has been a lot of role play happening both inside and outdoors – a domestic scene with baby dolls, different dress ups, kitchen area, blocks area, home corner and many more. This area of play encourages socialisation, strengthens language skills, and allows children the time to explore and understand the world and the roles that adults play in society.

The children have spent the term keeping busy and keeping us on our toes! Children move around the space; both inside and out exploring the activities and learning about each other.

We have observed the children engaging with the different learning activities on offer and constantly marvel at their original ideas, creative endeavours and individual approaches to learning.

Outdoor play has been great for discovering sand or water play, riding bikes and climbing frame between a shared learning outdoor environments with our Kindergarten students. All experiences have been a great way for our students to settle and find their sense of self and belonging in their new environment.

“Five Senses and Popcorn Activity”

We hope you have a safe and happy break and look forward to seeing you in term two.

Teacher: Samina Khan

Educational Assistant: Jahan