News & Events
Blue Mountains BushFire Season
1st September 2019
Due to ongoing warm and dry condition, the RFS have brought the bushfire season forward to beginning on 1st September 2019.
Please look through our preschool Bushfire policy and ensure you are familiar with it.
If you would like the policy emailed to you, please contact our office.
Mountain High Pies and Earth Recovery
One of the great things about being part of our beautiful Blue Mountains community is that local business' support and assist our families.
Each Friday morning during term, our staff room is transformed into a pickup point for our families to fill their bags with delicious foodstuff from these wonderful businesses
Please speak to your room teacher or call the office to find out further details.
In the spirit of fostering inclusive and culturally appropriate best practice, Katoomba Leura Preschool is participating in the ‘Walking Together’ program. This invaluable program is provided by Ngroo Education Incorporated in partnership with the Department of Education.
The Walking Together model has taken seven years to develop and is returning access, attendance and improved learning outcomes for Aboriginal children as documented in the Voices Research Project.
The Walking Together Model provides the following achievements:
Greater awareness and understanding in non Aboriginal staff
Better relationships with Aboriginal people
More Aboriginal children in services
Better outcomes in attendance, learning and school readiness
Trained Aboriginal resource personnel in each location as employed Aboriginal Mentors
Culturally safe services with staff and families designing programs from an equitable position
How many times have we heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Overwhelming evidence suggests that it is, especially for children. Eating breakfast has been shown to improve children’s behaviour and ability to learn and poor eating patterns can impair growth and development.
Put simply, a good quality breakfast helps provide children with the energy they need for the day, and the nutrients they need to grow and develop.
There are many reasons why a child may miss out on breakfast. Some children do not feel hungry upon waking, others find the morning rush too frantic and sometimes there is just no time to spare. If this is the case, just let us know and we can provide your child with a free breakfast.
We have toast, cereal, croissants and fruit available from 8.30am onwards each morning. We will ensure your child has a nutritious start to the day. Everyone is welcome.
Funathon and Grandparent Day
30th October from 10.30am
Katoomba Leura Preschool hopes you can join us for our upcoming Funathon. As Funathon Day takes place during Grandparent week, we ask that you to invite your Grandparents for the Funathon followed by a special morning tea with treats that the children have baked. The fun will begin at 10.30am, we would love you to join us.
We will have an obstacle course in our beautiful garden, filled with challenges for the children
The obstacle course will build your child’s confidence by:
Building resilience, independence, resourcefulness, creativity, problem solving skills and awareness of the capabilities of their own bodies. As each child is unique in the level of challenge they will seek, we will offer challenges at different levels to allow everyone to participate. Come and join us for a day of outdoor fun, support your child or grandchild and your community preschool in an enjoyable day.
18 - 27 October 2019
18 - 27 October 2019
18 - 27 October 2019
Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia held around the fourth Wednesday in October. In 1996 it was decided to adopt a permanent theme: "A Caring World Shares" as a reflection of Children's Week .
A diverse range of events and activities are organised at National, State and Local levels. These focus the attention of the wider community on children, their needs and achievements.
Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. At preschool we will be enjoying a number of events focussing on the skills and talents of our children and encouraging families to spend time sharing and celebrating those skills.
Children's Week also calls us to consider those conditions in society which affect the lives and future of children and we will be considering how the lives of children internationally differ from the lives of our own children.
Dr Claire Warden
We were so fortunate to be inspired by Dr Claire Warden on Saturday 14th September 2019.
We explored floorbooks through a nature pedagogy together with our friends and colleagues from Blaxland Preschool. We have returned to Katoomba Leura Preschool with our wonder for nature ignited and will be sharing all that we learned with our preschool community.