Thank you again to all for your support of our kindy coin fundraiser. Here is a photo of some new resources that we have purchased with the money raised! We are sure that the children will enjoy exploring these in the coming weeks.
Have you heard about Fragile X Syndrome?
Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is a genetic condition causing intellectual disability, behavioural and learning challenges and various physical characteristics. It is also the most common single gene cause of autism worldwide. It appears in people of all ethnic, racial and socio economic backgrounds.
Though FXS occurs in both genders, males are generally affected with greater severity. Every week in Australia one child is born who is fully affected and 20 children are born who are carriers. It is estimated that 5 per cent of people with a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum disorder also have Fragile X.
July is Fragile X Awareness month with Fragile X Awareness Day being celebrated on Friday 22nd July. You can find out more by visiting the Fragile X Association of Australia website.
Please follow this link to see a recent piece on Channel 7 news featuring a past parent of the kindy, Nyleta McRae and her children who are past students of the kindy.
Please find attached an invitation to an upcoming parent night being hosted by Emily Ford Memorial Kindergarten. This is a fantastic and very low cost opportunity to hear perspectives about school readiness from a Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist.
Did you know that from 1 September 2016 smoking is banned at early childhood education and care facilities, and for five metres beyond their boundaries?
This new national smoking ban will help to ensure that children, families and staff can enter and leave ECEC services without being exposed to harmful second-hand smoke.
Please see here for an information sheet explaining the changes.
Please see attached for an upcoming parenting seminar presented by child psychiatrist Dr Kaylene Henderson.