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Ohana Early Learning

New equipment all ordered!

December 21, 2015

In the week before Christmas we were pleased to award STE Products the contract to provide the centre’s teaching resources, furniture and equipment. We have made each of our five rooms a coloured feature to bring a sense of belonging to the children. During our first month of opening we will be running a competition…

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Our recruitment process

December 20, 2015

Much of December has been taken up with recruitment of our educators with the support of the ETC recruitment division and their business development managers. ETC provided a fantastic level of support in our initial approach when looking at the various employees required. We look forward to working with ETC over the coming months in…

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‘ArcherNPup’ Fund Raiser

July 2, 2014

Our contribution to the fund raising for ArcherNPup is happening this week with a pie drive. The order forms are available from the front counter. Order forms need to be in this Friday 4 July with the pie delivery the following Friday 11 July. Pleased to be part of the fund raising drive for Archer…

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NAIDOC Week

July 2, 2014

NAIDOC week runs from Monday 7 July – however the center is celebrating for the full month of July with cultural teachings, Aboriginal artwork, dance and song planned. Miss Bonnie & Miss Sam have put together a comprehensive program, to compliment this we have a number of parents and grandparents who have offered their time…

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Reminder about the StEPS eye testing this Thursday

June 16, 2014

Reminding all parents that the StEPS eyesight testing is being conducted at the centre this coming Thursday. StEPS is a NSW Government Department of Health initiative for 4 year old children for eyesight screening. It is a program that every child that will be attending school in 2015 needs to undertake. Please make sure you…

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Looking for ways to minimise the cash it takes to meet your childcare fees?

June 12, 2014

Government payments for childcare are made up of two components, the childcare benefit (CCB) and the childcare rebate (CCR). Families can be eligible for a mixture of these two payments depending on income and work status. The CCB is paid direct to the center each week and is used to offset the daily fee. The…

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Child care – it’s not all bad news for fees

June 5, 2014

Ohana’s view on public holidays and where parents pay for an enrolled day that falls on a public holiday (government stipulation) is that we don’t necessarily believe that this is a fair and equitable proposition for working families. We will happily offer a ‘day in lieu’ to compensate or make up the day that has…

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School Photo Shoot this month

June 3, 2014

School photos are to be taken at the South West Rocks centre from Wednesday June 25 to Friday June 27. Order forms are available from the front counter with a display of the photos that are available. See your educators for more information, if you are not in on these days please make a time…

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Dr Rory to visit the centre for a lesson in oral hygiene for the children

June 3, 2014

Reminder for parents, Dr Rory Dewhurst from Happy Smiles at South West Rocks will be here tomorrow to provide an update to our children on oral hygiene & the importance of protecting your teeth during sport. Dr Rory will be at the centre (Wednesday) from 2PM. All our children and parents are welcome to attend.

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Stranger Danger session rescheduled

June 3, 2014

Our postponed ‘Stranger Danger’ class in South West Rocks has been rescheduled for Thursday 12th June at 9:30AM, all age appropriate children and their parents are invited to attend. The session will run for an hour. Sirens, lights and noise are promised!

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