A friendship is formed....Visiting our Grandfriends in the care homes
This is a letter from Jessica, one of the Educators....
Last Wednesday one of our little kids “Louis” (who left for big school this year) returned with his own grandparent to say hello. He also had a card for his grand friend buddy “Dudley” and wanted to drop it in.
I walked them up into Phyllis Stewart and we asked Julie if we could go and say hello to Dudley in his room. She let us in and Louis jumped out to say “surprise!” Dudley and his partner Betty had the biggest grins on their faces. Dudley said “Lord Louis, you’ve come back to me!”
Louis passed on his card, however, Dudley couldn’t open it because his hands were so bad but Louis helped him do it. The message read ”Hi Dudley and Betty, thanks for your Christmas present and card and thanks again for being my big grand friend buddy, I’ve started school now and here is a photo of me in my uniform! Love from Louis”
Dudley started crying and so did Betty, they were so overwhelmed with happiness. Louis hugged them both and began to tell them about going to school and what he’s been up to. His own grandmother was very emotional too, she kept saying how Louis talks about Dudley all the time still and how he has wanted to visit almost every week since starting school.
We all bid them farewell and off he went again but it was quite an emotional conversation for the grand friends – Julie said “You’ve just made their day with that, that will keep them going for a while and they’ll be bragging to their friends!”
Just really re-enforced the grand friends message that we are so proud of at Little Diggers and why it so important we keep visiting.. and just shows that even 6 months after the project we did, how great the buddy system was for at least this pair!
Steps- Statewide Eyesight TestingPreschooler Screening
We will be hosting a facilitator from Steps offering free vision testing, for 4 year olds an initiative of the NSW Ministry of Health. Children must turn 4 by 10th April 2019 to be eligible.
Happy Pics will be visiting our Centre to offer our families their awesome photo packs. As this is for current families only and we will email you the details separately. Please contact happy pics direct for their studio days.
The RSL life care annual ANZAC service and march will be held in the village. The children will enjoy the march, proudly waving our banners and flags of support, before performing a song in the service. All our families and friends are welcome to join us share the love from Little Diggers to our RSL Diggers!
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea
We invite all our mum's, grandma's and special friends to visit for an afternoon of pampering from your little cherub! Day to be confirmed.
RSL Annual Winter Festival
The Annual RSL festival runs for a week with each of the RSL care homes getting dressed up and celebrating - theme isTBC Each of our classes will participate in themed activities over the week!
Father's, Grandfather's and Special Friends
Please join us to celebrate Father's day... mini golf, foot print painting, Lego/Duplo and all on a list so you know what to do! We hope you can join us for an afternoon of fun. Date in September to be confirmed.
The Education Department (an incursion) will be visiting our Centre and teaching Diwali Dancing to our 3-5 year old class. We hosted this event last year and the children enjoyed it so much we've booked for this year.
We will be hosting the Harold's Thankful Heart Healthy me program.