Around the World with Killara Kids
In Term 4, Killara Kids will be running a cultural infusion program. Each week we will focus on a different country and learn about their culture, traditional foods, festivals, music, arts & games. As part of this program we will be engaging members of the community to come and provide an insight into different cultures. This might include cooking lessons, dance workshops, performances etc.
We will also be reaching out to our KK community and seeing if any of our families would like to be involved in our program, whether that be bringing in a Chinese book for the kids to look at, a traditional costume of India, music from Germany or maybe you could come and teach the kids Hebrew! We would love ANY input from our families into this program. Please contact Sam or Katie if you would like to be involved.
In our program we have so far visited, Australia, France & China!
(for family review)
Killara Kids PMC
Killara Kids is a not-for-profit centre run by a Parent Management Committe. Our PMC meets about once a term to ensure the service is managed according to legislation, acts, relevant guidelines & regulations. We discuss ways to improve the service to the families of KPS. If you would be interested in joining our committee & helping to run such an important service please speak to Katie.
OUR NEXT MEETING: TBC
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Co-Presidents: Diana Zihlmann & Melissa Brunner
Secretary: Bianca Cannon Treasurer: Ben Newey
To contact the committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
KKids Activities Term 4
Children will be given the opportunity to get their hands dirty as they learn some new gardening skills. The children will learn about planting & tending to our veggie garden, composting, sustainability and how to harvest our produce & use it in the kitchen!
The tutors from Code Rangers will teach the Killara Kids the language of coding! The kids can go in any direction - create an animation, a game, a useful tool ... wherever their imagination takes them. They'll learn to use scratch and other coding languages to create great art works and animations. On-screen learning will be reinforced with some unplugged activities to help students grasp core coding concepts.
This class booked out in less than 2 weeks last term! Taekwondo and other Martial Arts have been proven to be a great outlet for children. This child-focused class teaches children:
- To develop resilience, a skill they will take through life
- Focus and concentraion
- A sense of wellbeing & an understanding of how to live life well
Another class that is back by popular demand is the KK Chess Club. This class will run by the tutors at the Sydney Academy of Chess.
The children in the class will have the opportunity to:
- Learn how to play and the rules of Chess
- Strategies and checkmate scenarios
- opening theories, tactics, strategies and endgames improving their game and expanding the calculation skills and foresight that they have already been developing.
Mandarin Native Speakers
Many of the children who attend Killara Kids speak Mandarin at home with their families & friends. We would like our families and children to opportunity to extend on this skill with our new Native Speakers class.
Native Speakers will be running this term on a Thursday afternoon from 4:25 - 5:25
The additional cost of this class is $88 for an 8-week program (all stationary & equipment included)
A 6-week impro workshop. The afternoon classes will focus on:
- skills associated with self-expression
- Public speaking
- Lateral thinking
All through some wacky & engaging skills
Wednesday & Thursday (PM)
Homework club at Killara Kids allows your child
- A quiet place to complete their homework in the afternoon
- An educator to help when things get tricky
- An educator to read to (if they have a home reader)
Homework club will be running this term on a Wednesday & Thursday afternoon from 3:45pm - 4:15pm
To book in for any of these activities. Please fill out the online form HERE