Newsletter 2  |  Term 1 2017

Congratulations to everyone on successfully completing Term 1! It has been a very busy and rewarding beginning to our 2017 year. This term we have spent lots of time getting to know each other and forming friendships with peers and trusting relationships with our teachers and educators.
The 4-year old groups were excited to have Museum Victoria visit the kinder with their Dinosaurs and Fossils Incursion. We all got to explore the history of dinosaurs and their unfortunate extinction and were even able measure ourselves against a dinosaur leg (nearly as long as 3 children laying head to toe). We looked at a giant skeleton head and dinosaur fossils including dinosaur poo!! It was fantastic.

Some of the children have been extending on their dinosaur interest through a cutting and re-matching experience and making dinosaur paper plates.
In the last few weeks, although a little early, we have been engaging in Easter activities including; making baskets, cards, and cardboard Easter bunnies with the child’s photo as its face, clay ornaments and we have gone an Easter egg hunt.
Next term we will be focusing more on dental hygiene and overall health and wellbeing including, healthy eating and child safety and planning for children’s interest and needs.
We would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy Easter and a restful break. We look forward to seeing everyone at the beginning of Term 2. 

- The Lake Park Kinder Teaching Team

Located in the foyer, the Reflections book is a great way to keep in touch with what your child is experiencing throughout the Kinder week. View artwork and craft activities that have been done and find out what has been captivating the kids interests. It might even provide some inspiration for follow-up activities you can do together at home. Hello potential school-holiday ideas!  

Hooray! Stage 1 of the outdoor works is now complete with the sandpit relocated to the back area of the kindergarten and a new mud pit established alongside. We now have a fully working pump which has been hooked up to our water tanks and is definitely a bit hit with all the children. The water channel can be used in either the sandpit area or the mud pit with some children deciding it would also make a good slide!

Where the old sand pit was, an "amphitheatre" has been created with some fantastic rocks placed alongside, which the children have quickly turned into a bit of a circuit, leaping and running on - and around the rocks. Our outdoor timber seating also arrived creating a fantastic communal place for our children to play, eat and discover.  

Stage 2 of the outdoor works is expected to kick off over the holidays. It will see the creation of our forest corner, development of a fruit tree area and additional veggie beds, clearing of the abundance of bark chips in the yard, the laying of "real" grass around the cubby area as well as the renovation of our fort. Further planting of the outdoor space will also be undertaken with the focus on native/hardy plant alternatives.

- Louise Roncon, Lake Park Kinder President

Don't forget to check your child's information drawer on a weekly basis. Drawers are located above the bag cubby holes, inside the main foyer.
Feel like a FREE workout this weekend? 
This Sunday the 2nd April, from 10am - we are hosting a Taste-testing & Metafit class at the Kinder! Sounds exciting right? The free Metafit session will be with Leanne from Rogue Strength and Conditioning – so bring along your drink bottle and towel and be ready for a fun workout! Friends and family welcome. RSVP to Ashlee (txt msg to 0423 735 242 or email

Fri 31st - Last day of Term 1
Tues 18th - First day of Term 2
Wed 19th - Committee Meeting
Tues 25th - ANZAC Day Public Holiday
Wed 26th & Thurs 27th Oral Health Incursion (4yrs)
Wed 17th - Committee Meeting
Tues 30th & Wed 31st - Water Safety Talk (4yrs)
Mon 12th - Queens Birthday Holiday
Wed 21st - Committee Meeting
Fri 30th - Last day of Term 2 

Find the entire 2017 Calendar for Lake Park Kindergarten here
20A Carr Street
North Coburg 3058

Teachers (4yrs)
Jeanine Nigro, 
Centre Coordinator/ Nominated Supervisor
Antoniette Altobelli, Educational Leader
Activity Group Leader (3yrs)
Ashlee Hoffmann
Ashlee Hoffmann
Lisa Tomai

Carly Robb
Administration Assistant
Margaret DiGiantomasso

At the beginning of Term 2, we will be initiating a family duty roster, where you will be assigned a time to help out with your child's kinder group. Family duty is a fantastic way to see what your child is doing at kinder - to meet and interact with your child's friends and to help our educators by being an extra 'pair of hands' in the room. 

Anyone participating in family duty must carry a current Working with Children card and ensure a copy is handed to staff at the beginning of the session. Working with Children checks are FREE for volunteers (such as yourself), simply apply at Please keep in mind that his process can take up to two weeks.

Lisa Tomai has been a part of the Lake Park Kinder team since early 2016. Both the 3's and 4's will be familiar with Miss Lisa as she is the Co-Educator for the Kingfisher, Dragonfly and Echidna groups. Having a Diploma in Children's Services, Lisa has worked with children for more than 6 years - and with such a calm and friendly nature, we think she is just perfect for the job! 

Q. What do you like to do when you're not at Kinder? I enjoy going for long walks while listening to music. I like to practice yoga or meditation with crystals as this really relaxes me and helps to give me a healthier and positive approach in my daily life.
Q. How would you spend your ideal holiday? I would love to travel the world but if I had to choose one place it would be my parents home town in Italy. To visit their old homes (if they are still there) and to see some of my relatives.
Q. Finally - coffee or tea? Definitely tea! My favourite variety to drink during the day is peppermint and at night I like a cup of camomile.

A big thank you to everyone for supporting our Term 1 fundraisers; The Small Ideas book and Bakers Delight hot cross bun drive. In total, $244 was raised for our Kinder. We look forward to your continued support in Term 2 - Luisha & Jess (Social & Fundraising Committee Members)


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Address: 20A Carr St Coburg North VIC 3058
Phone/Fax:  03 9350 1552

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