Waratah 2 “Too Many Cheeky Dogs”

Waratah 2 “Too Many Cheeky Dogs” Kangaroo Paw friends at Waratah 2 absolutely loved reading Dion Beasley and Johanna Bell’s ‘Cheeky Dogs’ and ‘Too Many Cheeky Dogs’ books today! After Waratah 2 educators Lauren and Tamara attended the Aboriginal Conference 2019, they were both inspired and in awe of Dion’s ability to overcome challenges and…

Waratah 2 Learning about Water

W2 Learning About Water As an extension of recent environmental and conservation explorations around the centre, today at W2 we were fortunate enough to have Eamon of Kangaroo Paw’s mother Kristy of Hunter Water visit us to further explore this interest. Kristy spoke to our friends about the importance of saving water and also showed…

Cardiff Dinosaurs

Cardiff Dinosaurs Yesterday Cardiff Tillys had an exciting visit from Just Dream Productions and their baby dinosaurs! We learnt some amazing facts about dinosaurs and fossils, and even got to do a fossil dig of our own and take home what we found! After meeting the dinosaurs, learning their names and having a pat, we…

Waratah 2 Ocean Day

Waratah 2 Ocean Day As today is Ocean Day, the Kangaroo Paw room at Waratah 2 decided to continue their exploration of pollution and caring for the earth after their interesting World Environment Day discoveries. They did this by using creative art to explore how the ocean’s ecosystem (blue dye) can become disrupted, contaminated and…

Bolwarra Art Room

Bolwarra Art Room Check out the amazing experiences in the Bolwarra Tillys art room at the moment! The children have recently sparked an interest in dinosaurs as they move on from engaging in learning which revolved around ‘the jungle’. 🦖🦕🌿

Abermain Reconcilation Week

Abermain Reconciliation Week Last week Tillys at Abermain had been celebrating Reconciliation Week with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Aunty Michelle visited the centre and did a traditional smoking ceremony with the children and educators in the rock pit area. The children and educators were painted with ceremonial paint and were told that a…

Bolwarra ANZAC Care Packages

Bolwarra ANZAC Care Packages For the second year in a row the families, children and educators at Tillys Bolwarra worked together to collect donations to put into care packages which they sent to the Australian troops overseas for ANZAC Day. With all of the thoughtful and resourceful donations they were able to post 10 CARE…

Waratah2 1st Place!

Waratah2 1st place! This March our preschool children here at Waratah2 entered our local Newcastle show! We created delicious scones, iced biscuits and cakes for the Kids get cooking competition! 🧁 This was part of our community involvement initiative in this years Quality Improvement Plan. Today we received some amazing news that our children received 1st…

Waratah2 R.A.P

Waratah2 Reconciliation Plan As a part of our Reconciliation Action Plan here at Waratah2 we had our lovely Aunty Linda join us to share her knowledge about Australian flora and the Indigenous way of bush tucker! We explored our own environment and discovered our bottle brush trees in our garden have a yummy honey nectar…