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Thank you everyone who came along to our fabulous Open Day! The weather was absolutely spectacular for the day. Thank you to the parents and our staff who helped - community is what it’s all about ❤️

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It’s just a few days until our Open Day 🎉 Help spread the word and come and grab a snag, have a play and see behind the doors of our place in the park! This Saturday - 9-11am 💕🌱 Details and rsvp via https://fb.me/e/2uHujEJ22

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Congratulations Bardon Kindy team and kids!! 🌿🎉 We’re so proud to share Bardon Kindy has been recognised as a 3 star EcoBiz partner for our efforts with sustainability 🌱! This is the highest level of recognition and an improvement on our 2 star rating in previous years! Join us in saying congrats to the incredible team and our kids for a their efforts to care for our kindy, our place in the park and our wider world! 🌏 Ps Come check out some of the ways we focus on sustainability at our Open Day - next Sat, 11 June ☺️

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We love injecting loads of movement into our days at Bardon Kindy.🍃☀️☺️ And with green spaces on our doorstep like the oval, this week we headed out for some exercise circuits! We set each cone with a symbol of a different exercise to be complete before moving to the next. We then shifted to a speed game where we’d blow the whistle and call out a colour to find and the exercise completed. These opportunities to get out and active in the morning are a great way to keep us alert and engaged – connecting body and mind! We’d love to hear one way you’ve moved this week! Ps if you’d love to find out more about our kindy and the wonderful things we do during our days, come chat to the teaching team on 11 June!

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Have you registered for our first-ever Open Day? On Saturday June 11 from 9-11 we can’t wait to show you around our beautiful facilities and community! Come explore our place in the park and learn more about: 🎉Our Kindy program 🎉Our facilities 🎉Chat to our teaching team and other families 🎉And meet our chickens and water dragons! 🐓 Plus grab a snag and have a play in our place in the park! 🌿 RSVP via https://fb.me/e/2uHujEJ22 or share this with someone you know who’d would love to come. 💕👋

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What have you created today to make someone smile?

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National Sorry Day is an important part of healing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and healing for a Nation. National Sorry Day is held on 26 May each year to acknowledge and recognise members of the Stolen Generations. On this day, we remember and recognise our Stolen Generations and how they have been affected, either directly or indirectly, by this horrific part of our history since European colonisation. At Kindy, we explore reconciliation by embedding learning about First Nations Culture, Knowledge, Perspectives and People through our curriculum across the Kindy year. This culminates in our excursion to Balaangala Reconciliation Garden in term 3. We also encourage you to attend the Balaangala Reconciliation Garden in The Gap on Sunday.❤️🖤💛

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We love encouraging teamwork @bardonkindy Being able to cooperate in small and large groups for a collective benefit is a vital life skill. 🙏 From cooperative board games, to obstacle games with planks, where we have to get everyone across without touching the ground (or “lava”) - these games just some great ways for nurturing communication, cooperation and problem solving skills among everyone! It’s a chance for peer mentoring and social learning. 👏 Ps this is just one skill we encourage at our non-profit kindy - come and learn so much more about what we do at our open day! On Saturday June 11 from 9-11 - EVERYONE’s welcome ✨🌿

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What do you do to help stay calm and find your happy place when you feel angry? ❤️✨ This week we read ‘Mad Magpie’ (by Gregg Dreise). This dream time story is about a magpie who learns to control his anger and how not to react. “Stay calm like the surface of the water, yet strong like its current”. Guluu (Gamilaraay language word for Magpie) learns to sing when he is feeling munjerible (angry) as his strategy for calming himself. Following this engaging story, we had a group discussion about things that make us feel angry, frustrated or sad, and what it feels like, where we feel it and what happens to our brains. We introduced the concept of the upstairs brain and the downstairs brain and that when we are angry, we are thinking with our downstairs brain. This part of our brain is not good at solving problems and how we need to use strategies to calm so that we can return to thinking with our upstairs brain which will help us solve our problems. We talked about things we can do to calm and find our happy place with so many wonderful ideas - from “going to my bedroom”, to “having a cuddle with mum”. What do you do? ✨❤️

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Nature play in our extended back yard - Ithaca Creek! Where is your favourite natural space to explore with the young people in your life?

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We are passionate about sustainability at Bardon Kindy and we are really proud to announce that we have now been recognised as a 3 Star EcoBiz partner. Check out our stats!

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We’ve brought out the marketing troops for our OPEN DAY! Sat June 11 9-11am come and see our home in the park. 🌿💙

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Big News! We’re throwing open our doors for our first-ever Open Day at Bardon Kindy! On Saturday June 11 from 9-11 – explore our place in the park, tour our kindy, meet our beautiful team and see all the wonderful things that are special about Bardon Kindy. For anyone interested in enrolments, this is your chance to learn more about: 🎉Our Kindy program 🎉Our facilities 🎉Chat to our teaching team 🎉And meet our chickens and water dragons! Plus grab a snag and have a play in our place in the park! To RSVP, visit our event or share this with someone you know who would love to come. https://fb.me/e/2uHujEJ22

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Thanks to Melinda Serico for painting our Acknowledgement to Country (Bowman Park). We thank the Turrbal Yuggera people for taking care of this place where we play. We promise to take care of it, everyday.

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What do you see? What do you feel?

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Happy Friday!

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The potentiality of clay.

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Autumn in Bardon

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Anzac Day 2022

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Thanks to everyone who braved the rain and joined us for our Anzac Day March.

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Bardon Kindy Anzac Day March. Monday, 10:30am start prior to 11:00am service at Bardon Bowls Club. Please meet in Bowman Park behind the Kindy. All Welcome - please share!

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All good science is art. All good art is science.

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When the day is grey 🌧, create your own colour!

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Congratulations to our newly elected volunteer Parent Management Committee members for 2022. We are looking forward to another great year at Bardon Kindy. 🙂

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The joy of focussed contemplation.

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Somewhere over the rainbow........😀

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Thanks to all those who participated in our 2021 sustainability pledge raffle. ❤️Be Sustainable❤️

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"Shoot for the stars, but if you happen to miss, shoot for the moon instead". Neil Armstrong. Our excursion to the Planetarium was a great success.

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Infinite potential!!

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A night that many people (small and big) will never forget. Thanks to everyone who supported our Halloween Disco!!!

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202 seedlings planted in Bowman Park. What a wonderful effort and collaboration between Bardon Kindy, Bowman Park Frog Habitat Group and Brisbane City Council Habitat.

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Thanks so much to Jonty Bush - Member for Cooper and Dreamtime Aroha for introducing these Jarjums to our Kindy community. They have been lovingly welcomed into Bardon Kindy.

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The Bardon Kindy 2021 Fundraising Auction and Raffle is now live. Follow the links to check out the amazing opportunities available and help out our Kindy. Register via Browser Go to https://app.galabid.com/bardonkindy Click on the 'Register' button Follow the instructions to complete registration. Register via TEXT Text: bardonkindy and your full name To +61458678678 Example: bardonkindy John Smith Follow the registration link you are sent by text from GalaBid.

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......and now we wait.

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A sneak peak at our new art installations under the Kindy as part of our visual RAP goal and Acknowledgement of Country. Thanks Melinda for sharing your talents, culture and knowledge with us.

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Well this is something you don't see every day! Thanks to Paul from Brisbane Backyard Bees for helping us to safely rehome our holiday visitors.

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Join us in our commitment to play our part in making our community a safe place for all children. Child Protection Week.

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Thank you to Derek for welcoming us onto Yuggera Country at Balaangala, and to Melinda and Michelle for 2 wonderful excursions filled with authentic and meaningful cultural connection and learning.

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A collaborative OHC project to brighten your day - 🙂

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Better late than never! Sports days (Tues & Fri) were a huge success. Thanks to everyone who helped make them such memorable days.

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Planning in progress! Which project would you choose?

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Who better to keep you company during lockdown than leaf man! Thanks for staying safe while doing Kindy@home.

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We are feeling very Olympic today! Preparations for our Kindy Olympics (sports days) next week.

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Is it a Caddisfly Larvae? Studying the health of our Ithaca Creek.

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We are very proud to announce the results of our recent assessment and rating: Exceeding the National Quality Standard! Congratulations to everyone in the Bardon Kindy team and community. 😀

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Thursday afternoon joy!!!

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Recipe for a happy learning community...

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When life gives you lemons........

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What an amazing achievement! Thanks to all who attended our planting day last Sunday.

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Come and join us on Sunday for our Bowman Park planting day. Twice a year we team up with Bowman Park volunteers to expand the beautiful green space opposite our adjoining creek. It is our way of giving back to the park that gives so much to us. Habitat Brisbane have very kindly pre-drilled holes and prepared the site ensuring a child friendly working bee. We will be meeting at the car park opposite the playground for a 9am start. Please bring hat, sunscreen, closed in shoes, water bottle, gloves, planting tools and snacks. We hope to see you there. 🌳

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