Date: Sep 1, 2021 | Wed - Sep 30, 2021 | Thu, September

Location: 72a Springdale Road Killara NSW 2071

KU Killara Park Preschool has celebrated the 125th anniversary of KU Children’s Services (KU). The preschool recognised this special milestone by showcasing their area of specialisation, ‘The Power of Art’.

“The children and their families were invited to create an image of ‘125’ using loose parts found in nature or at home. It includes the use of various items found such as shells, flowers and all sorts of items that can be re-used, re-purposed or re-cycled. As we undertook this project with our families, Sydney went into lockdown. We wanted to ensure the children stayed connected with us, so we encouraged families to look for loose parts in and around their homes. We received an amazing variety of images with families being incredibly creative. One family even made an image of ‘125’ using food that represented her child’s allergies as a thank you to us for how we manage our allergy protocols. Families used items from their gardens, toys and other various items.” said KU Killara Park Preschool Director, Maryann Walker.

The theme of the 125 years celebration was ‘making a difference through 125 years of social impact and early education’.

“Engaging the families in this creative outlet, supported the children’s wellbeing as they stayed connected with us and it also provided an opportunity for the children to contribute their ideas and know that they are respected and valued. We firmly believe that deep satisfaction can be gained from engagement in art projects. At KU Killara Park, exploration of different art mediums is nurtured, and skills are developed alongside staff who genuinely value these interactions.” said Maryann.

“Celebrating KU’s 125th year means so much to us. KU Killara Park has a significant history, having provided education to children in the community for 77 years.”