End of Year Break Up Thursday 12 December

Well we are rapidly approaching the ‘silly season’!! As children leave the centre for holidays, those children remaining are getting organized for our end of year breakup.

This will follow our usual format whereby we start the evening’s proceedings with a family barbecue at 4.00pm. Then around 5.00 the children will sing a few of their favourite songs they have learnt throughout the year, short and sweet speeches will be given and then Santa will arrive to present the Mirambeena Children with a book as a gift. The afternoon should conclude by 6.00pm.

We are hoping for a fine afternoon seeing we will be outside on our newly laid turf. We are asking families for a gold coin donation to cover the costs of the barbecue and look forward to another exciting and well patronized event.

This occasion will give myself as Director to thank our wonderful families and staff for another rewarding year. Many Kindergartens and Child Care Centres have difficulty retaining interested parents to form a management committee; not Mirambeena! We have been privileged to have such dedicated and motivated families who have taken on a huge role in a totally voluntary capacity. Many families have already indicated they are more than happy to take on a role for 2014, for which we are very grateful.

Our staff have given 100% in another busy and highly rewarding year. Much out of hours work is undertaken so they can catch up on children’s documentation eg. Learning stories, programming, portfolios and transition statements. Thank you to our valuable staff for another great year. We look forward to 2014 with renewed vigour and enthusiasm after what I hope will be a relaxed break over the holiday period.

Lyn

Director

Mirambeena Children’s Centre