Last week, we visited the School library and enjoyed listening to stories read by our Class 5 friends. The Fairy Wrens are always very excited about library visits and walks around our beautiful School — to Crystal Creek, the Farm, the Gunyah, and Grandfather Fig Tree. It is always fun to meet the big students and other teachers and connect with the broader School community. These connections help the children develop a sense of belonging, and an understanding of the responsibilities and rights of being a part of a community, as well as the importance of being socially responsible and respecting the environment.
For the past two weeks, the Fairy Wrens have been very excited about preparing for our Summer Festival, which will include a picnic and performance for our families. We have been making clapping sticks, to accompany the songs we have been learning throughout the year, with Bundjalung words for native animals. This week we , as screen printed special bags to take our clapping sticks home in, with Aboriginal artist Kate Constantine, which was so much fun!
After our Festival, in the last week of the term, we we will hold a special farewell celebration for the Fairy Wrens going on to Kindergarten next year.
What a remarkable year this has been! Despite all the challenges our community faced, our team stayed strong and committed to creating a loving Preschool haven where our little ones can find peace, love, joy, fun and heart light.
Happy 2023 everyone!
Karina Carvalho Barbosa
Fairy Wrens Preschool Group