Calendar of Events – 2020
|Monday-Tuesday Group (Possums)|
|Monday 3rd February||1st day of Term 1 for Monday/Tuesday group|
|Tuesday 17th March||Harmony Day|
|Tuesday 7th April||Last day of Term 1 for Monday/Tuesday group|
|Monday-Wednesday Group (Kookaburras)|
|Wednesday 29th January||1st day of Term 1 for Monday-Wednesday group|
|Tuesday 17th March||Harmony Day|
|Wednesday 8th April||Last day of Term 1 for Monday-Wednesday group|
|Wednesday-Friday Group (Koalas)|
|Wednesday 29th January||1st day of Term 1 for Wednesday-Friday group|
|Friday 20th March||Harmony Day|
|Thursday 9th April||Last day of Term 1 for Wednesday-Friday group|
|Thursday 30th January||1st day of Term 1 for Thursday-Friday group|
|Friday 20th March||Harmony Day|
|Thursday 9th April||Last day of Term 1 for Thursday-Friday group|
|Friday 28th February||Family Welcome BBQ & AGM 5pm|
|Wednesday 11th March||Schoolies Afternoon Tea 4 – 5 pm (for those children who went to school in 2019)|
Term Dates 2020
Term 1: Wednesday 29th January 2020 – Thursday 9th April 2020
Term 2: Monday 27th April 20120 – Friday 3rd July 2020
Term 3: Monday 20th July 2020 – Friday 25th September 2020
Term 4: Monday 12th October 2020 – Thursday 17th December 2020
* During 2019 we had visits from a Postman, a Police Officer, the Fire Brigade, a paramedic who brought an ambulance for the children to look through, to name a few.
We also held a Mothers Morning, Fathers Morning and Grandparents Morning, in line with the official days for Mum’s, Dad’s and Grandparent’s Days.
We visited Plateau View Aged Care Facility to sing to the aged citizens, and present them with hand-made gifts, and flowers. Both the children and the elderly residents enjoyed the morning. One of the senior citizens from Plateau View Aged Care facility visited the preschool on twice to teach the children a bit about about the alphabet, copying words, assessing the tallest person in the class, caring for animals and pets and how to be persistent in building with Lego. He taught us some songs and dance, and we also tried making a cross with his Meccano set.
* On 24th November we held our Annual Christmas Disco at Collaroy Plateau Public School hall. DJ Kit Kat provided the Entertainment. Santa made a special visit with ice blocks for the children, and parents were able to bring their own food or purchase from the Havana Food truck which was onsite for the afternoon. It was a great afternoon, and once again very hot for Santa.
* On the 13th March we held a Schoolies Afternoon Tea for those children who headed off to school in 2019. Bad weather did not stop the large number of children and parents who came along to see the teachers from 2018, and see some of their friends from preschool who went to other schools. Many parents, and staff commented what a great afternoon it was and how great to was to catch up and see how the children were settling in at school.
* On the 1st March 2019 we held our Annual General Meeting and Welcome BBQ. A new Management Committee was voted in which included a few returning members, and 2 parents from 2018 who volunteered to stay on the committee despite not having a child attending in 2019. Great community spirit. The Welcome BBQ was enjoyed by the children, and the parents who were able to meet other preschool families and staff.
* On 2nd December we held our annual Christmas disco at Collaroy Plateau Public School Hall. Santa visited and handed out ice blocks which were greatly appreciated on such a hot day. Families enjoyed the catered food, and everyone enjoyed the afternoon with their fellow preschool families and had the chance to chat to the preschool staff. DJ Kit Kat provided the entertainment and parents helped with face painting the children. It was a great afternoon enjoyed by all, even a very hot Santa.
* During 2018 we held a Mothers Morning, Fathers Morning and Grandparents Morning, in line with the official days for Mum’s, Dad’s and Grandparent’s Days. We also visited Plateau View Aged Care Facility to sing to the aged citizens, and present them with hand-made gifts, and flowers. Both the children and the elderly residents enjoyed the morning.
*As part of Reconciliation week, Aboriginal elder, Uncle Laurie visited and began carving a Stingray totem on one of our rocks at preschool. He welcomed us to Guringai land, answered the children’s questions, demonstrated how to make ochre paint which helped us connect to the earth and he showed us beautiful wooden artefacts. Uncle Laurie visited for 2 days to allow all the children to experience the carving, and once completed, we held a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. All the families were invited and we celebrated with damper and bush jams.
The stingray totem also known as daringyan means that the Guringai people in this area took care of these giant rays and never ate them- a great way to preserve the natural balance as different clans took care of different totems.
* On Sunday 3rd June 2018, CPCK held its Annual Open Day. The rain held off for most of the morning allowing the families who attended the opportunity to see what the preschool offered, and how the preschool differed from a Long Day Care Facility. The community spirit was evident with current families also in attendance to meet with future families, and run a cake stall (selling cakes made by some of our current families) which raised some funds for the preschool. The day was also a great opportunity to meet and talk to the staff, see the centre, and allow children who will attend in 2019 and future years the opportunity to become familiar with the centre.
* We held our 2018 Annual General Meeting and Family Welcome BBQ on Friday 23rd February 2018. Families were able to meet others in their child’s class, as well as the staff. The evening started with our Annual General Meeting, and election of new Management Committee members. Nominations for all positions were received before the night, which ensured all positions on the committee filled and were announced at the AGM. The fine weather helped make it an enjoyable evening.
* During 2017, the Mum’s, Dad’s and Grandparent’s of the children attending our preschool visited for morning tea, to play, and to sing a long with the children. We also visited the local aged care facility and gave the residents some presents made by the children and flowers. We sang some songs which the residents loved and they were able to join in with the songs they knew. A sportsathon was also held for group where family and friends came along to cheer on the preschool children. At the end of the event, we held a medal ceremony for all the children, and many family and friends stayed to enjoy a picnic lunch with the children.
* We held our annual Christmas Disco in early December 2017 at Collaroy Plateau Public School Hall. The evening included a DJ, a visit from Santa who gave out bags of lollies to the children, ice blocks, face painting, tattoos. A Mexican dinner was enjoyed by the families who had a great time talking to other preschool families, and the children enjoyed spending some time dancing and having fun with their classmates.
* On Sunday 20th August, CPCK held its Annual Open Day. It was a great opportunity for future families to come along and see the preschool, as well as meet and talk to staff, Management Committee members, current families, and families who may be attending in future years. A cake stall and BBQ were held to help raise funds for the preschool.
* CPCK held their Annual General Meeting and Family Welcome BBQ on Friday 24th February 2017. The BBQ was held to welcome families to the preschool and allowed families to meet others in their child’s class, others attending the preschool in 2017, and also meet the staff. The great weather helped make it a great evening. Parents were elected at our AGM to be part of the 2017 Management Committee at CPCK. More information about the Management Committee can be found on our Management Committee Page.
* A Family Christmas Disco was held in November 2016 at Collaroy Plateau Public School Main Hall. The afternoon included a DJ, lots of dancing, face painting, glow sticks, tattoos, ice blocks and a visit from Santa. Dinner was delicious and provided by ‘ Brazilian BBQ Catering’. After talking to the children and handing out lollies, Santa also enjoyed a bit of dancing. Many families commented on what a great time they had. The staff had lots of fun too.
* CPCK held it’s Annual Open Day on Sunday 28th August 2016. Beautiful weather contributed to a great morning for parents whose children who will be attending in 2017, for those on our waitlist for future years, and for parents looking for a preschool for their child in the future, to come along and experience everything CPCK has to offer and to meet the staff. Current and past families also came along and talked to future preschool parents about their perspective of the preschool. A small cake stall held on the day raised $102 for CLAN (Caring and Living As Neighbours), an Australian-based, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation.
* The children who attended CPCK in 2015 and headed of to school in 2016 were invited back to preschool on 9th March 2016 for an afternoon tea to reconnect with their teachers and educators, and their preschool friends. Parents were also able to catch up with the parents from 2015. This has always been an event much loved by the children, with many asking their parents again and again when they can come back to preschool for a visit. The staff also loved catching up with the children they taught in 2015, as well as older siblings, many of who they taught in previous years.
* CPCK held its 2016 Annual General Meeting on Friday 4th March followed by a Welcome BBQ for all families attending the preschool in 2016. Families were invited to come along and meet other families and the staff of CPCK. A sausage sizzle was provided by the preschool. Great weather contributed to an enjoyable evening allowing parents to meet other parents, and the children to further their friendships. Parents volunteered at our AGM to be part of the Management Committee of CPCK. More information about the Management Committee can be found on our Management Committee page.