Monday, November 19 2018

Category: From the Director

Meet Naomi, our new Emu Room Leader

Meet Naomi, our new Emu Room Leader

From the Director, From the Rooms
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Having completed her four year Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the University of New England in Armidale, Naomi is excited for her career ahead and to be back home to the coastal way of life in Port Macquarie. With a strong passion for travelling and teaching abro ...
Meet Karen!

Meet Karen!

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Karen is joining our front of house team and you'll more than likely meet her at afternoon pick-up time and talk to her over the phone. She loves to hear children's jokes, especially Knock Knock jokes. Karen loves cricket, rugby and netball, and when she's not enjoying her time at work, ...
Linda Loves Outside of School Hours Care

Linda Loves Outside of School Hours Care

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Linda is one of our Outside of School Hours Care (OSHC) educators who works both with Vacation Care, Before and After School Care as well as in the Preschool rooms at Columba Cottage. Linda enjoys the range of experiences that OSHC offers and the opportunity to learn more about the ol ...
Columba Cottage Dance Program

Columba Cottage Dance Program

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From 2018, children in the Bilby, Platypus, Kangaroo and Emu rooms at Columba Cottage will enjoy dance in the Iona Performing Arts Centre's state-of-the-art dance studio. Taught by St Columba's specialist dance teacher and supported by their regular educators, the children will experienc ...
My Child is Different at Daycare!

My Child is Different at Daycare!

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Many parents tell me that their child is behaving differently at preschool and/or daycare and it’s quite often the complete opposite to what they’re doing at home. For example a boy in our Possum room will eat his vegetables at daycare but will refuse point blank at home! Others will pre ...
Christmas Holidays at Columba Cottage Vacation Care

Christmas Holidays at Columba Cottage Vacation Care

From the Director
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The Christmas school holidays are going to be jam-packed with activities for children at Columba Cottage Vacation Care. There is so much for Kindergarten to Year 6 aged students to enjoy- from feeding the farm animals at Roses Vineyard Petting Zoo, trips to the cinema, climbing at the Ce ...
Feeding Fussy Children

Feeding Fussy Children

From the Director
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Fussy eaters! If you’ve never had to deal with one, consider yourself lucky. From the baby who doesn’t feed well, to the toddler who refuses seemingly everything, to the school aged child who is a “fussy” eater - they’re all a normal, yet difficult part of any parent's life. Practical ...
Thank You to our Educators!

Thank You to our Educators!

From the Director
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Early Childhood Educators Day was celebrated on Wednesday 6th September as a "way to recognise and celebrate the work of early educators working in long day care, community care and kindergarten/preschool services, for their enormous contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development ...
Fostering a Love of Reading

Fostering a Love of Reading

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Emergent literacy is something we are very passionate about, and we're excited to have partnered with the Children's Book Council of Australia to have held many wonderful Book Week activities across our Centre. Literacy in adult life is a requirement for almost all forms of employment ...