Gardening Club at KK

This month we have begun some implementing some practices to improve our sustainability at KK. We have been working with the Gardening Club to revitalise our old compost bin, and it is now up and running! Scraps from food preparation, as well as children’s leftovers are being collected and composed for use at the Secret Garden.

 

We will also be planting some native flowering plants in the garden to promote pollinating insects. In Week 7, the kids constructed a bug hotel (Air Bee n Bee) for the Secret garden which will hopefully become home to some of the local creepy-crawlies.

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We have also implemented some small day-to-day changes which improve our sustainability, such as reductions in electricity and water usage, and a focus on recycling and reuse rather than waste.

 

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This project will be used as an opportunity to educate children, educators & families about sustainable behaviour. We hope to instill in the children a respect for the environment, and to help them become conscious of their impact on the world around them, so that they can grow up as responsible members of society.

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Koori Kinnections Incursion

Over the years Killara Kids has created a strong relationship with Koori Kinnections who provides Aboriginal & Indigenous Australian educational programs.

 

We have teamed with Koori Kinnections this year to provide a workshop to the children once a term. We believe with this community partnership we will create a culture of inclusiveness, awareness and mutual respect at Killara Kids.

 

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We had our first incursion in Term 1 where children had the opportunity to gather leaves (Lamandra) around the school and learn different weaving techniques.
This term children will have the opportunity to partake in another hands-on experience as we make a NAIDOC week banner ready for the school holidays.

 

Our Term 2 incursion will take place on Thursday 5th July from 3:45pm and is open to any child who would like to participate.

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Child Care Subsidy - Family Transition

  

Many of you would be aware that the Child Care Benefit/Rebate process is changing. You will be transitioning from these incentives to the new Child Care Subsidy.

Families who currently receive Child Care Benefit and/or Child Care Rebate as a fee reduction for approved care (paid directly to Killara Kids) will need to complete a streamlined online Child Care Subsidy assessment by providing their 2018-2019 family income estimate, their activity details and confirming their child's enrolment. These details can be provided through your Centrelink online account via my.gov.au or through the Express Plus Centrelink mobile App.

Families currently receiving Child Care Benefit as a lump sum (not paid to Killara Kids) will need to complete a full Child Care Subsidy claim form. 

We have attached a brochure for your information and ask you take the time to read it carefully and follow the appropriate steps to ensure your transition to the new subsidy is seamless.

FAMILY TRANSITION - BROCHURE

I am currently undergoing training in the new Subsidy and the transition process. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the process please feel free to get in touch with me.

Many thanks,
Katie Woods
Centre Manager