Even though we wore face masks, it was so lovely to see everyone's eyes show their smiles.
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good! The Lord is SO good that after an extra week of school holidays due to the COVID-19 lockdown we were blessed with the opportunity to still hold our community Teddy Bears’ Picnic, even if we were required to wear face masks. It was just so lovely to see everyone’s eyes show their smiles.
On Tuesday 9 February, the children were asked to bring their favourite teddy/snuggle toy into school to enjoy a Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Each family set up their picnic blanket and enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch while engaging in conversations with each other. It was so special meeting all of the new Kindies and their loved ones… including their teddies and snuggle toys! The children also enjoyed seeing their teachers once again and meeting some of their classmates as they explored the wonderful outdoor environment together.
Then, on Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 February, the students enjoyed their very first full day of Kindy. There was so much fun to have in the first week of Kindy! We discovered that the Bible is all about Jesus, sang praise and worship songs together for the very first time with all of our hearts, explored the Home Corner, Book Corner, Construction Areas, did our very first Kindy painting and squished and moulded the playdough into many interesting things. There were so many things to choose from and just not enough time in the day to enjoy everything.
Being away from their parents for a whole day can be a little daunting at times for some students, but the children did really well and used the time to engage in play experiences and share the wonderful play equipment both inside and outside as we learnt how to share and take turns.
Thank you for joining us for our Teddy Bears’ Picnic and we pray that your children enjoyed their very first full day at Kindy. We look forward to a wonderful year as we partner with you and embark on this exciting learning journey together! Soli Deo Gloria! Glory to God alone!