Monday 12 September I was invited to join Mia Stott (P-2 Initiatives Officer), prior to school service educators and local public school Kindergarten staff for a meeting about connections between settings. This network opportunity aimed to connect staff together to set a date to meet again at each others settings.
Joining me was Ruth ( relieving AP at Wahroonga) and Sarah (Owner Director of Beehive Preschools).
We met at Great Beginnings Preschool in Kariong, a short drive up the freeway from Wahroonga. Director Amanda Lester and educator Sara welcomed us into their lovely centre where we heard about the proposed project organised by Mia and funded through Laura Mackenzie – Central Coast Transition to School Coordinator Learning and Wellbeing Public Schools NSW and FACS.
After introductions we looked at Early Childhood resources such as the Early Years Learning Framework and DEC documents such as the Literacy and Numeracy continuums and The Wellbeing Framework.
We were then taken on a tour of Great Beginnings – What a beautiful centre. Amanda has been here since its build in 2010. It has a lovely feel – open, light and welcoming.
On our way home we discussed many elements of what we saw, heard and discussed. We made a date to begin our network meetings. October 11th 2016 will be the inaugural Turramurra / Wahroonga / Pymble Talking Transition Network meeting. Wahroonga PS will host and provide information on the Best Start Kindergarten Entry to School Assessment.