February/ March 2022

From the Director

Welcome to 2022

Kung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Lunar New Year.

The children have settled well into their new rooms and our new children are settling well into the Centre.

A reminder that the Centre also has a Facebook Page GCIT Children’s Centre please like us on Facebook to get reminders of happening in the Centre and photo’s of your child.





Also you would of received an email requesting you to download our Centre App. Please do this as we will be using this to pass on important messages to you and you can also pass important messages to the centre.

Also please don’t forget to check your children’s pockets in their room as they contain more information about centre happenings.

Attached to this newsletter is a fact sheet about some important safety practices in the centre. I ask that you take the time to read this and adhere to safe practices.

We value the input that you as parents have and welcome any input that you can contribute to the Centre. This can be done in many ways and if you have a special talent or ideas that you would like to share please come and see myself or any of the staff.

Your input is also used in our planning so please contribute by completing the weekend sheets. You can also email the Centre or contact us via the app.

International Day/Taste of Harmony Week 14th to the 25th of March 2022

The Centre is participating in Taste of Harmony week which looks at the diverse cultures we have in Australia and multicultural foods.

Due to Covid we will be doing things a little different this year. I ask that you bring in a traditional recipe from your home culture and we will include these in our menu for the week. Izumi will have lots of fun cooking your recipes.

On Tuesday 22nd March we will be having a dress up day where we ask you to come dressed in your traditional   clothing.

Please feel free to see me if you have any questions regarding this event.

  • Tuesday 1st February Chinese New year. The year of the Tiger
  • Tuesday 1st March Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
  • Sunday 6th of March is Clean up Australia Day
  • 13 – 20 March Coeliac Awareness Week
  • Week of 14th of March International Day/Taste of Harmony
  • Monday 21st March International Nowruz Day (Persian New Year)
  • Tuesday 22nd March Dress Up day in your traditional clothing.




In these trying times and learning to live with COVID we as a centre are doing everything possible to minimize the risk of infection and to ensure everyone is safe in the centre.

We wash all the toys each day, get professional cleaners in at the end of each day, wear masks at all times and all of our educators and anyone entering the centre is to be vaccinated.

 The centre has also purchased rapid tests and if a staff member was to be  a close contact or feel unwell we can test them immediately.

We ask that if you or your child are unwell that you please do not enter the centre. If a child becomes sick as the centre they will be isolated until you come and pick them up. Please ensure that you have given us the correct    numbers so as we are able to reach you.

If you have any concerns over this please feel free to come and see me.

Until next month




Our Rooms

Waterlillies Room

6 weeks to 2 years

Waratah Room

2 to 3 years

Banksia Room

3 to 5 years

Everlasting Daisies Room

5 to 12 Years