Koala Joeys Family
9am – 10:15am in the
Prep building, enter via Prep gate and follow the signs. Running weekly on Thursday mornings during school terms.
Koala Joeys Family Programme – from Bump to Big School has been
specifically designed to be delivered in schools for the younger members of the
focuses on empowering parents and carers to use nursery rhymes, songs, dance,
movement and stories as a tool to form secure attachments. Early years
brain development, social and emotional development, child development
knowledge, early literacy and early numeracy information is shared during the
programme. Parents gain skills in a fun, interactive and supportive
Koala Joeys Family Program is a universal programme – non-discriminatory
and non-targeted and held once a week for one hour during school terms. All
parents and carers with their children – from bump to big school - are
welcome to attend the Koala Joeys Family Programme at Mudgeeraba Creek
State School. It is a fabulous way to introduce families to our school.
Joeys children have the opportunity to:
- Gain self esteem
- Develop improved
language, literacy and numeracy skills
- Develop good listening
- Develop social skills
appropriate for prep
- Become comfortable in
the school environment
- Have fun interacting
with other children and adults
Koala Joeys parents and carers have the opportunity
- Enrich their
interactions with their children by sharing rhymes, stories and songs
- Develop a new network of
- Gain parenting skills in
a fun, interactive and supportive environment
- Improve their knowledge
of social and emotional development, child development knowledge, early
literacy and early numeracy skills
- Build strong
relationships with the school community
Updates on the programme calendar are shared via the school's Facebook page. Please like our page to get the updates and feel free to invite others with young children to join us.
Strong parent partnerships at School
- Class parent information evening sessions run at the beginning of the year to give parents information about the year ahead and classroom routines and expectations.
- Parents are invited to view displays in the classrooms and the Library featuring student-created products and highlighting the innovative practices within our classrooms.
- Regular parent communication through school newsletters, class newsletters, communication books, interviews and emails.
- Communication with parents and the wider community through FaceBook.
- Inviting parents to learning celebrations, culminating activities or expos planned as part of unit planning.
- Parent volunteers working in classrooms.
- Parent workshops and information sessions provided throughout the year.
- Parent involvement with home reading, homework tasks and school projects.