Monday, November 19 2018

Category: From the Rooms

Preparing Your Child For School

Preparing Your Child For School

From the Rooms
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We are finding with this generation now heavily entrenched in the digital age, parents working and young lives being filled with structured activities, that developing social skills is an area where many young students struggle. At school, we require them to be caring towards themselve ...
Meet Katelyn!

Meet Katelyn!

From the Rooms
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Introducing Katelyn our new administrative assistant! Katelyn's favourite part of the job is seeing everyone bright and early in the morning, so if you see her friendly face be sure to say hello. Katelyn has a passion for children's education as a ballet teacher and in her spare time, ...
Dancing to the STEAM beat!

Dancing to the STEAM beat!

From the Rooms, Performance Program
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FullSteamAhead uses a dance-education approach to learning about science, technology, engineering, arts and maths concepts at an introductory and experimental level suitable for early learners aged two to five years. Over the past four weeks, Columba Cottage friends have been inspired t ...
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 ...
Diary of a Two Year Old

Diary of a Two Year Old

From the Rooms
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Today I woke up and wanted to get dressed by myself but was told “No, we don’t have time, let me do it.”This made me sad. I wanted to feed myself for breakfast but was told “No, you’re too messy, let me do it for you.” This made me feel frustrated.I wanted to walk to the car and get in o ...
Jenna and Katie to lead the Emu Room

Jenna and Katie to lead the Emu Room

From the Rooms
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Jenna and Katie are excited to be leading the Emu Room in 2018 to 'big school' and beyond! Katie has been an educator for 12 years, coming up to her third year at Columba Cottage while Jenna, an educator for almost nine years has worked at Columba Cottage since 2011. Some families ...
Bec might be strong, but she has a gentle heart!

Bec might be strong, but she has a gentle heart!

From the Rooms
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Bec has been working with Columba Cottage for almost two years and has loved every minute of it!  Her favourite part of the day is definitely cuddle time, always found with lots of little friends crowding her for attention.  When not at work, Bec can be found doing CrossFit and ...
Ashan is teaching sustainable living in the Emu Room!

Ashan is teaching sustainable living in the Emu Room!

From the Rooms
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Ashan is a new member of the Columba Cottage community, starting this year as a casual and then taking over a maternity leave position in the Emu Room.Interested in sustainable living, Ashan has been fostering discussions with the children about the importance of caring for our environme ...
We’re all on the same page, and you’re in control

We’re all on the same page, and you’re in control

From the Rooms
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Storypark is an app which enables us to share notices, events, newsletters, reminders or group stories with parents and caregivers. All Columba Cottage families have access so that you can follow your child’s learning journey as well as revisit treasured memories whenever and wherever yo ...