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St.Patricks Day fun with community kids at Deakin reserve !

Today our children in the Multi-Age room. Fun Group Program and Babies Room all joined to together for an excursion to Deakin Reserve where we hosted our first monthly meeting with other centres around the Shepparton area. Today Knight Street Multi-Age Learning joined with Community Kids for a morning of Irish themed fun as we built on our community involvement and celebrated the culture of some of our children and people within our community. In the future we are hoping to have another 2 centres join us for the monthly meetings.

This one however, was a massive success, the children and staff had a great time with lots of different activities such as, face painting, Bean bag "gold coin' toss, green hairspray, nail polish, craft, Irish dancing and balloon between the legs racing. When it was time to say goodbye to Community Kids some of their children asked to stay and some of ours asked to go to their daycare. Showing us that they must have really enjoyed the extra company on our Deakin excursion.

We look forward to our April excursion, and keep an eye out for our May excursion where we are hoping to invite our mum's along for a morning tea picnic.

Observed Outcomes

Outcome Group 1: Children have a strong sense of identity

👍1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Outcome Group 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

👍2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active civic participation

👍2.3 Children become aware of fairness

👍2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

Outcome Group 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

👍3.1 Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing

Outcome Group 4: Children are confident and involved learners

👍4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

👍4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating

👍4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

👍4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials

Outcome Group 5: Children are effective communicators

👍5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

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