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Launching into learning at Howrah Kindergarten

HOWRAH Kindergarten is a hive of activity for little learners and their carers with the school’s Launching into Learning Program now up and running and welcoming families from the area.

This year, the program is being facilitated by kindergarten teachers Jocelyn Fraser and Purdie Reason and will offer a range of learning opportunities for children aged from birth to four-years.

On Wednesday mornings, sessions are held at Howrah Kindergarten between 9.15am and 10.30am.

A Launching into Learning session for birth to four-year-olds runs alongside a pre-kindergarten session for those students already enrolled to attend Howrah Kindergarten in 2018.

These sessions will provide a range of age appropriate, classroom-based and outdoor activities in an engaging environment.

Activities will enable parents and carers to engage with their children and assist in the development of language, literacy, numeracy, fine motor and gross motor skills.

Special guests such as the local child health nurse, a speech pathologist, dietician and occupational therapist will also attend sessions to provide education to parents on regular occasions over the course of the year.

Another Launching into Learning session runs on Friday mornings between 9.15am and 10.15am.

These sessions focus on making connections with the school and the local community.

Once a fortnight, sessions will be held in the school library, providing the opportunity for the children to borrow a book from the library, as well as spend time reading and sharing books with an adult and participating in a whole group reading, singing and movement session.

On the alternating fortnight, sessions are held out and about in the community and with visiting experiences to the school.

Sessions next term will include visiting the Botanical Gardens and Kangaroo Bay.

Rompers Dance and The Hobart Dog’s Home will also present sessions next term.

Session timetables, brochures and further information are available by phoning the school office on 6246 6333.

Caption: Howrah Kindergarten Launching into Learning participants Jai Dunn, left, and Jonah Isbister.