At Watsonia North Preschool, our learning program covers a wide
range of topics and focuses on different things throughout the year.
We organise various incursions and special events to further
consolidate our learning with the children.
Every term, the 3 year old and 4 year old groups participate in an
incursion that relates to their learning. We aim to invite different
groups into the preschool to excite, educate, engage and entertain
For the 4 year old group, they typically go on an excursion to Edendale
Farm in Term 4.
Along with these incursions, we also utilise Government/Council funded
programs such as the Responsible Pet Ownership Program, Thingle Toodle Road Safety Program and Smiles for Miles Dental visits, to name a few.
Building connections within our surrounding community is fostered through visits from the local librarian for storytelling time, from the local Police, as well as from the local primary school children and teachers. Our connections to the wider community extends to our participation in events such as Crazy Hair Day to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation, or to collecting toys/resources for those in need via The Big Group Hug organization.
Special events are also celebrated at Watsonia North Preschool; such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas Concerts and Graduation. We believe in creating memories with our loved ones and sharing this special time with our families and our Kinder community.
To further engage the children, we regularly participate in general events such as Breakfast at Kinder, dress up days, Footy days and many more.
Watsonia North Preschool is one of 1,054 primary schools and early learning centres throughout Australia who received a Woolworths Junior Landcare grant to help grow our next generation of environmental champions.
The children and teachers had a wonderful time working on and learning from this project.
Using the grant we have been able to establish a bush tucker garden, a new compost/worm bin, create craft projects and educational opportunities around bush tucker, sustainability, our indigenous peoples and traditions and much more.