With a new Director and newly elected committee to guide its progress, Isis Community Pre-School and Kindergarten has entered its 61st year of operation with a renewed commitment to build on its enviable history.
Terri Stower was appointed to the role of Director in July last year.
She said the whole environment surrounding the operation of the facility from its design and location, parents, staff and general community support made it the most delightful centre in which she had worked in 30 years of childhood education.
“This kindergarten is very special and it is quite incredible how generations from individual families have continued to support the centre.
“Last year we have had one family with a child that is fourth generation so I guess that speaks volumes for the respect this facility has been able to engender over an extended period,” she said.
Isis kindy provides diverse resources for children
Terri said modern childcare facilities could not call on such history and she felt the Isis Community Kindergarten held a rather unique position in childcare education.
“This is one of few facilities where the children have such diverse resources including a playground with real grass and a genuine contact with the natural environment.
“We cater to children aged three to five years with a focus on their education. We get the kids ready for Prep so the transition into the school system is just that much easier for them and their parents.
“We have recently given the centre a refresh with new equipment, colourful carpet and updated general resources. The local Masonic Lodge very generously supplied funding for some of our new furniture,” Terri said.
“The kindy will be participating in the forthcoming Childers Festival in July and the new committee has some great ideas in relation to that.”
Terri said COVID-19 had caused the cancellation of planned 60th anniversary celebrations last year at the Isis kindy.
“While the major event didn’t go ahead, the kids were able to help us celebrate the occasion within the necessary restrictions. There was a dress-up day, party and we created a lovely banner.”
“We do have positions available for more children and are planning an open day in May-June where parents can come along and see for themselves just what kindy can offer in the way of childhood education,” she said.
“I would encourage anyone considering enrolling their children to visit our Facebook page or phone 41261241 for additional information.”