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Bananas in Pyjamas guests for Open Day

St Joseph’s Catholic Kindergarten will soon host an Open Day.

Special visitors B1 and B2, Australia’s favourite Bananas in Pyjamas, will be on hand to have their photo taken with children (and parents) as part of St Joseph’s Catholic Kindergarten's upcoming Open Day.

The event will be held on Saturday 15 October on site at 39 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg from 9 am to noon.

Those attending will have the opportunity to tour the facilities, meet the friendly and professional staff and talk to current parents about their experience as part the St Joseph’s Catholic Kindergarten community.

As a Queensland Approved Kindergarten, St Joseph’s provides a quality early childhood program where every child’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and social development is met in a safe, caring, challenging and supportive environment.

Kindergarten Director Kay Harling said the daily program at St Joseph’s focuses on the learning and development of each child and acknowledges that all children are on their own learning journey.

“In tailoring individualized programs for each student, we look to build positive relationships with families and the community and welcome feedback and input into the Kindy program,” Mrs Harling said.

“Our students have access to a wide range experiences, activities and services including weekly visits from a Speech Therapist and Play Therapist funded through the Kindy Uplift Project which also provides opportunities for our educators to learn more about our local traditional custodians, the Taribleang People.

“This has facilitated great connections with Elders who visit the kindy and our involvement in cultural tours of the region.

“We are very intentional in our sustainability program – we have a strong focus on recycling, composting our rubbish, growing and maintaining our vegetable and herb gardens and even producing our own fertilizer using banana water.”

Facilities also include an atelier (artist workshop) showcasing children’s creativity and imagination; a fire pit where children learn more about the Taribleang people, culture, and connection to country, as well as safety, risk, teamwork, danger, and fireside cooking; and a mud kitchen for all sorts of creative play.

Mrs Harling said the kindy had a close relationship with St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School with regular visits to the library, working with their Grade 4 buddies and attending important assemblies, liturgies, and events throughout the year.

“Our students love spending time with the ‘big kids’, they have a very special relationship with their buddies,” Mrs Harling said.

Mrs Harling said the students were very excited about the Open Day and a chance to be great ambassadors for their much-loved kindy.

“They are our best promoters. We have a wonderful time here at St Joseph’s and the children and our families.”

Find out more here.

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