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Celebrating Cultural Diversity

With many of us excited about Christmas coming next month and celebrating with family, there are people of many cultures looking forward to different events and celebrations this time of year.  This really got us thinking about the diversity of cultures and how we can celebrate these as well. Here are just a few big events coming up soon: Diwali Light Festival– …

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Galina Awarded for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations! Galina is officially a recipient of a 2015 State and Territory ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA)! Out of 1,100 teachers nominated across Australia, Galina is the only Early Childhood Educator in Victoria to receive this wonderful award. The entire Bonkers Beat team would like to wish Galina the best of luck for the final round – to be a National award recipient!  View the State and Territory recipient …

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Three Reasons Why Some Educators Lack Motivation

Early Childhood education is crucial for children’s development and the profession of an Early Childhood Educator is one of the most important jobs. It can be very demanding and challenging both physically and mentally, but at the same time it is one of the most rewarding professions and many educators would not give it up. Why people choose this profession …

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Nutrition Week – Every Week!

National Nutrition Week is all about getting all Australians to enjoy more fruit and vegetables every day with Pick Right. Feel Bright! This week we celebrated National Nutrition Week as we always do: instilling the benefits of healthy eating, exercising, fresh air, outdoor play, yoga and meditation. The children at Bonkers Beat Kindergarten have also begun to really enjoy blending and …

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Three Cheers for our Teachers!!

World Teachers’ Day is a day that celebrates the efforts of teachers on a global scale, acknowledging the important contribution made to our community in an increasingly complex, multicultural and technological world. This year it is celebrated on Monday  5th of October. Teachers go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure the next generation has the best start …

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TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More

The team at Bonkers Beat embarked on a weekend in the beautiful Mornington Peninsula to build on our relationships and to really enjoy the power of teamwork and team bonding. Building relationships and a passionate team of educators positively impacts the children in many ways. They see the strength and connection between colleagues and being role models, we show children how …

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Start the Conversation about World Peace Day

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. It’s a big world we live in with hundreds of countries and thousands of languages, many different religions, time zones, and …

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What’s Cooking for the Holidays?

Children love to be involved and entertained during the school holidays and cooking is a great way to do this. It is not often we blog about food but we feel very strongly that children should be involved in preparing meals and eating them as a family where possible. Of course, healthy meals are important, however as a treat a …

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The Merits of Meditation

This week our article was published in the Mornington Peninsula Kids Magazine.  Meditation is a topic, which we feel is very important.  If children start meditating early, their brains and intellectual capacity tend to develop rapidly. They also stand to benefit emotionally, psychologically and physically. Meditation is an excellent way to unwind after an eventful day. Life can at times …

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Celebrating the Fathers and Special Men in Our Lives

Today’s young fathers spend more time with their children each day – talking, playing and teaching them – than fathers of just one generation ago. This is fantastic news; with our lives busier than ever, our children still need strong, present role models in their lives. We take Fathers Day to acknowledge the important role that fathers, grandfathers, uncles and special male …

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