Over the last few days the teachers here at Princeton kindergarten have been getting everything ready for the new school year. There was a lot to prepare as we will be welcoming so many new children on Monday, lots of new classrooms had to be made. With so many children coming to join us we have lots of new teachers to help them learn and grow, everyone worked really hard to make exciting classrooms that will inspire our children. With so many new classrooms we had to make lots of new displays for classes such as the Kangaroo class, giraffe class and parrot class!
Because we have so many new teachers we had big training sessions to help everyone get to know each other and understand what is expected of us over the next year. We have English teachers joining us from America, South Africa, Columbia and the United Kingdom with lots of amazing teaching experience to bring to Princeton Kindergarten. We also welcomed lots of new Chinese teachers to help with all of the new classes, everyone is very excited to see the kindergarten so full and busy.
On Saturday we welcomed all of our new students who will be enrolling with us this year, it was very exciting to see lots of new smiling faces ready for their new school. We had lots of fun showing them around the kindergarten so they could see their new home, they loved the playground and all of our amazing toys. The teachers met their new students and spent time playing with them and learning names ready for Monday, so there are no tears when they have to say bye bye to mummy and daddy for the first time!
On Saturday we had online meetings with parents and teachers to prepare for the new year, making sure everyone understands expectations to make sure we have great successes. Teachers talked to parents about the new school year and introduced themselves to the children, it was great to see the children so excited to see their teachers. We sang songs and played some games to see if the children remembered their classroom and friends, it has been a long summer holiday!
Monday was the first day of the new school year and we were all very excited to say hello to all of our new students and welcome back to those returning from the summer break. It was a very busy morning as we had so many new teachers to welcome all the new children, the children loved all the balloons and bubbles we had to start the day.
The children had lots of fun seeing their new classrooms and meeting their new teachers, soon everyone will be the best of friends. The children spent the day playing with their classmates in their new classrooms, spending time getting to know their new teachers and get ready for the busy year ahead.