Posted August 2019
KU Cammeray Preschool has celebrated their 60th anniversary of providing quality early childhood education and care to local families by holding a community event on Monday.
The preschool held an afternoon tea attended by children, families and staff from the centre, as well as Chair of the KU Children’s Services Board, Laura Hartley, who attended KU Cammeray as a pre-schooler, and KU CEO, Christine Legg.
“We had a wonderful afternoon celebrating our 60th anniversary and it was lovely to recognise this special milestone with our preschool community,” said KU Cammeray Director, Sarah Robinson.
“Uncle Laurie visited and gave an Acknowledgement of Country before we had speeches recognising the history of the preschool. We then planted a tree commemorating the event and finished with afternoon tea and activities for the children including weaving and a Kindifarm.”
The event also provided the opportunity for KU Cammeray to officially open their Street Library, which allows children and families in the community to donate and borrow books as they like.
The library was opened by Sonia Ashikian, who has worked at KU Cammeray for 26 years, and Felicity Gavaghan, who has a 50-year history with the centre as a student teacher, TAFE teacher, parent and grandparent.
“The children were very excited to open our Street Library which will enable us to share our love of books with the local community,” said Sarah.
“Engaging with books provides so many benefits to young children and helps to foster a love of storytelling and reading which will be valuable for them as they move into primary school and beyond.”
KU Cammeray Preschool provides quality early childhood education for children aged 3 - 5 years and is currently taking enrolments. For more information, contact the Director, Sarah Robinson on 9929 8985.