Staff & Students - Room 1


Welcome to Kindy in Room 1 with Mrs De Vos, Ms. Dillon and Mrs Colin (EA) plus Misss Fawell and Mr Viljoen (Wednesdays).

Welcome Kindergarten 1A & 1B students, parents & caregivers to a wonderful, fun, exciting year of new friendships and learning!
I have recently returned to teaching after raising my 3 children, now 25, 26, 28, and after working in a secondary career of property settlements administration. Originally from NSW, I have taught briefly in Newcastle and Mt Druitt before moving to Qld to take up permanent teaching, firstly in Mt Isa, then Rockhampton, before leaving to raise my children. In WA I've taught mainly relief roles at Merriwa, Quinns Rocks and Balga. I returned to full-time fixed-term teaching last year in the wheatbelt community of Newdegate and this year I am teaching kindergarten for the first time here at Cassia. I am delighted to have such beautifully behaved and eager to learn kindy students. It has been wonderful to see all the parents coming into class in the morning to share before-school activity time. Please feel free to pop in after school for a chat and to discuss the shared education of your child or any concerns you may have. My door is always open to you so we can build a shared understanding. 
We have a fabulous year planned for kindergarten and throughout the year we will focus on:
name recognition and name writing, pre-writing skills and correct pencil-grip, fine and gross motor skills, letter sounds, letter recognition, colours, shapes, sequential counting, one-to-one correspondence, numeral recognition, sorting and classifying, pattern making, ordering collections, developing social skills, developing oral and written language skills, attention to initial, middle and end sounds, syllables, blending, sequencing, retells and so much more! A very busy year of developmental learning, success and advancement.
Please sign up to and stay tuned to Seesaw to see the fun and cooperative learning your child undertakes during their school days. As they will be so involved in hands-on learning-by-doing, they might not make much to bring home to show, so there won't be clues in their school bag as to the great variety of learning they covered in their day. A handy hint is not to ask 'What did you do today?' but rather; 'Who did you play with today? What did you do together?' and you should find out so much more that way. I look forward to sharing your child's first year of school with you. Enjoy this wonderful shared adventure as you and your child begin your journey into the world of school from kindy onwards.