Dear parents and friends,
Welcome back to Term 2! We hope that you had a great, relaxing break over the holidays. We have three new staff members who have joined our OSHC service. Below, our staff have written a small piece about themselves to help existing and new families familiarise themselves with the Educators.
We had hoped to introduce our new staff members at the beginning of Term 2, but due technical difficulties we were delayed.
The team are really looking forward to creating a fun-filled term with lots of engaging and creative activities, both indoors and outdoors. As always we really value your feedback and ideas for the OSHC program. This can be done by;
-Leaving a comment on our blog.
– Parent suggestion box which is next to the attendance sheet.
– Quality Area Posters near the attendance sheet.
– Speak to one of our staff members.
We are in the process of organising new hi vis vests for our staff, so parents can easily recognise who is on duty. We are also organising new hi vis vests for our OSHC children to wear in outdoor groups at After School Care and on excursions during Vacation Care. No doubt there will be objections from some of the children however we feel that this is a safety issue and being able to spot our OSHC children easily will provide the best supervision.
Bec: Hello, I’m Bec! I’m studying a Bachelor of Human Movement with masters of teaching in secondary school! I want to teach Physical Education and Nutrition as I have a passion for health and well-being. I love to play netball and stay fit. I live on a property up in the Adelaide hills and love being outdoors with our animals- especially my Kelpie. I have been at Colonel Light Gardens Primary School OSHC since the beginning of 2016 and love working here. The kids make it so rewarding and worthwhile. I love watching the kids explore their capabilities and grow into highly accomplished individuals. It doesn’t seem like job!
Connor: Everyone should know me by now. If not, I have been here since the beginning of 2016. I often take the sports activities at OSHC. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Education/Arts at Flinders University. I play a bit of footy in my spare time however you can chat to me about any sport, the property market or interior design. (PS Connor is being very modest as he is a star player with South Adelaide Footy Club in the SANFL
Gayle: I have worked in the OSHC industry for the past thirteen years and I’m pleased to be continuing my experience at Colonel Light Gardens Primary School OSHC. I enjoy working with children and having a laugh with them. I like organising craft activities with the children and gardening and I’m hoping to start a veggie garden. I’m now a proud grandmother to my fifteen month old grand-daughter Avi who gives me a lot of pleasure.
Grace: Hey guys, if I haven’t met you already my name’s Grace. I’m studying high school teaching at the University of Adelaide. My passion is history -which I want to teach. I also love music and soccer. I love watching the kids grow, and trying new things- especially out in the yard and celebrating their successes.
Kim: Hi, I’m Kim J I’m currently studying for a Bachelor of Early childhood education. I really enjoy working with children and value the teaching experiences that I am gaining working with your children. I enjoy teaching art and craft activities, cooking, and going to the park in After School Care. On the weekends, I enjoy seeing family and friends and going for walks at the beach or along trails.
Laura: I’ve been working at OSHC since June 2016, but also have been working as an SSO in the school. In my spare time I enjoy playing netball. During my time here I have implemented gluten free cooking options so our ever increasing gluten free children are included. As an educator, I believe that it’s important to build trustworthy relationships with the children and parents.
Mark Bennett: Hi my name is Mark. I have been teaching and working in OSHC programs for the last 7 years and am really excited to join the Colonel Light Gardens Primary School OSHC team. I enjoy being active and playing sports like soccer and basketball. I love to learning new things about animals and science and any amazing facts that you know. Feel free to come and have a chat, share some amazing facts or play a game.
Mel: HI guys, it’s an absolute pleasure to be welcomed into the Colonel Light Gardens Primary School OSHC team as the Assistant Director. I have a Bachelor of Primary Education and have been working in the OSHC industry since 2008 in various roles. I also have a background in graphic design and really enjoy implementing engaging activities that allow children to express their creativity, whether that’s in craft, music or cooking. It’s really rewarding to be working with and teaching children every day. I also have a Labrador retriever puppy called Angus, which I’m sure you will see during the year. I look forward to seeing and meeting you all.
Tia: Hi my name is Tia! I started working at this OSHC at the beginning of this year. I have also just started a bachelor of early childhood teaching. I love my cat Binx! He rocks! I take Binx for walks and give him lots of cuddles. I love working here at Colonel Light Gardens. The kids are so great! I love watching them learn and grow.