CGELC Newsletter

December 2015 / January 2016

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Dear Parents & Guardians

Welcome to our final newsletter of 2015!

Just a reminder of some important upcoming dates:

Castle Grove Early Learning Centre will be closing over the holidays!

Our last day of 2015 will be Thursday, 24th December 2015.

We'll be back for the new year on Monday, 4th January 2016.

We've had a busy year full of learning, friendship and fun. So before we head off for the year, here's a reminder of what we've been doing in the last couple of months.

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday with family and friends and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Staff at Castle Grove ELC

The Human Body

We spent some time learning all about how our bodies work. Some of the systems we learned about included: the respiratory system (breathing) and digestive system. We also had a special project about pregnancy and birth to learn about what mummy went through while we were growing in her tummy, and also how we grew up gradually day by day from a tiny cell in mum's tummy to being born and then continuing to develop, grow and learn.

Dental Hygiene

We also discussed the importance of Dental Hygiene!

* Brush Your Teeth Twice A Day

* Eat HEALTHY foods, and avoid SUGARY snacks

* Visit the DENTIST regularly

These are just some ways we learned to help keep our teeth strong and healthy.

We were also lucky to have a special incursion from the dentist to teach us all about maintaining healthy and hygienic teeth!

Spring & Gardening

Just in time with the start of spring we decided on this as our learning focus. We took the opportunity to spend some time in our school garden and plant some vegetable seeds to add to our veggie garden. We planted a large variety of foods such as : beans, spring onions, carrots, broccoli, lettuce and more.

We let them grown in seedling trays until they sprouted enough and then transferred them into the garden beds outside. We can't wait until they're all ready for harvest.

We also did an experiment to understand the concept of water absorption and how plants use the water which they retrieve through the roots to feed the entire plant.

Parties & Celebrations from Around the World

A fun learning focus was all about birthdays, parties and celebrations from around the world! Some of the cultures celebrations we learned about included: Mexican, Indian, Chinese and German.

Our End of Year Concert.

THANK YOU to Xavier's grandma for her performance at the concert. We really enjoyed it!

We were so excited to share our prepared songs and dances with all our families and friends at the end of year concert! Thank you to everyone for coming to support it. We hope you enjoy the photos.


The following children will be Celebrating their Birthday's over the holiday period.


1st - Samir

5th - Lavans

20th- Monte

23rd - Drake


7th - Caitlin

13th - Tiara

24th- Giovanni

24th - Shawn

Happy Birthday!