January 2022 Edition
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Hello and welcome to our new electronic version of our Just Kids newsletter.

Hayley

Inside this issue you’ll find the latest news from each of our learning rooms across Just Kids. I invite you to click on the room that is relevant to you or read through all of our rooms to learn about more about the amazing learning moments from this term.

We’ve had a very busy term both at JK and “Beyond JK”. This term our children participated in 11 “Beyond JK” experiences. Wow that’s over one excursion a week this term! Where possible we love to create opportunities for our children to go beyond the walls of JK and experience the world in which we live. I have no doubt our team of amazing educators will already be planning more “beyond JK” experiences next term.

Next term we have the Cairns Show July17th – 19th. If you are heading to the show with your family we invite you to visit the Just Kids display in the schools pavilion. Each year we go above and beyond with our displays and this year will be no exception. This year’s display will feature our children in the gardens of JK.

Keep an eye on the calendar for “Book Week at JK” 19th – 23rd August. Lots of exciting events throughout the week that puts the spotlight on reading and making language a priority.

As we approach the midway point of the year, it’s time to “check in” with our parent community. We would love it if you could take 10 minutes out of your busy day to fill out this survey which will enable us to determine what we’re doing well and where Just Kids can improve. This information and feedback forms part of our Quality Improvement Plan. I thank you in advance for your time and really appreciate your feedback.

To our new families at Just Kids a very special warm welcome and thanks for being part of our JK family.

Hayley Williams
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Just Kids Gordonvale

Welcome to our Just Kids Room Reports Newsletter for Term 2

Nursery

On behalf of our Nursery teaching team, we would like to welcome all our lovely new families to Just Kids Gordonvale. We have loved meeting you all, our new children have been settling in really well. Our beautiful Nursery family continues to grow we look forward to welcoming many more new families. We are very excited with our new Three …
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Toddlers

Dear Families, Thank you all for sharing another lovely term with our JK family, we have shared lots of meaningful learning experiences this term. Our main focus was sustainability, our toddlers loved visiting the garden and helping care for the food growing, by watering them with our spray bottles and weeding, and they love to look at the vibrant colours …
Term 2 : Toddlers

Junior Kindy

Dear Junior Kindy Families, Well, we have reached the end of another term. The year is flying by and we have made so many more memorable moments together and are reaching goals and progressing each week cognitively, physically and emotionally. This term our main focus was around sustainability and what do we find in our garden. The children have been …
Term 2 : Junior Kindy

Pre Prep

Dear Pre Prep families, Can you believe that we are at the end of Term 2 already...halfway through the year! We have had a wonderfully busy term with so many ‘Beyond JK’ learning experiences! Firstly, thank you for coming to our Mothers Day morning. It was a lovely chance to come and just ‘be’ with your child here at Just …
Term 2 : Pre Prep

Pre Prep Soccer & Swimming

Our Pre Prep children have enjoyed a fun filled term in our learning to swim program with Mr, Heath, and how to control the soccer ball with the JGFA coaches. Building confidence and following direction and instruction whilst we walk from Just Kids to Gordonvale state school and the Gordonvale public pool. That was a big change for the children …
Term 2 : Pre Prep Soccer & Swimming

From Linda’s Desk

It’s the end of financial year …. Time to check your CCS details.
A reminder to all families to check your CCS details are update and accurate. Please come and see me or email me if you have any questions about your statements.

Is there a fee increase in July? Not at JK!
Just Kids has only one fee increase annually. This occur in January each year.

Spotlight on our Policies and Procedures

This term the Policy and Procedure in the spotlight is “Providing a child safe environment”
We invite our families and the community to read, reflect and provide feedback on our policies at anytime. Please click here to read more.

Survey Coming Soon

Please keep an eye on your inbox...It’s that time of year when we “check in” with our families and ask “how do you think we are going at Just Kids?” We would love it if you could take 10 minutes out of your busy day to fill out our survey which will enable us to determine what we’re doing well and where Just Kids Early Education House can improve. This information and feedback forms part of our Quality Improvement Plan.
At Just Kids we believe,
“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” Mark Twain.
The survey should arrive in your inbox shortly.
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