Month: January, 2013

25 Jan

WSACC Weekly Update Edition 6 – Final: 24th January 2013

Kathryn Mahoney Uncategorized

Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Welcome to our sixth and final edition on how WSACC is progressing toward our opening for OSHC business on 29 January 2013.

UPDATES

1. Service Approval:

We have Service Approval!

2. Enrolments and Orientation Meetings: We are still receiving enrolments and are pleased to report we have a really strong patronage. Thanks to all of you who sent through enrolments and participated in orientation meetings. If you still haven’t enrolled your child(ren), don’t panic, we are still taking enrolments – although we are reaching towards our licensed number – so don’t delay too long.

3. Open Days: We conducted the open days last Wednesday and Saturday. In total we had more than 200 parents come through the facility and we felt each event was well received by attendees. Thanks to all of you who made it along.

4. Transport Planning: The maxi taxi program is finalised and the hi viz sashes for ‘walking bus’ children have all been made and the transport plan is ready to roll. We will be doing final rehearsals over the long weekend to ensure all goes smoothly on Tuesday 29 January for our first day.

5. Setup at Bonython Street and Volunteers. We would like to say a big thank you to all the parents and our team members for all their efforts throughout the last couple of months. The new facility is now ready for next week.

6. Some FAQs about the new Facility and Service. During both the open days and orientation meetings a number of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been identified. These are:

Catering

• At the moment we don’t have a food licence from Brisbane City Council (BCC), although we are getting this sorted over the next few weeks.
• Once we have the kitchen fully licensed we will be catering exactly as we did at WSS.
• We will have a kitchen that is as capable as our old one; we just need a couple of weeks work to get it operational (getting tradesmen over the break was a bit of a nightmare).
• In the interim, we will be serving high quality, highly nutritious snacks that are made both on and off site.
• We just won’t be able to cook home meals etc. for a couple of weeks. Children will still get great food.

Where do I sign in?

• The sign in area will be at the St Mary of the Cross School Hall until we get the house at 12 Bonython St set up.
• Educators have been confirming these logistics with families at their orientation meetings.

• What happens in the rain with the walking bus?
• We have purchased rain proof ponchos that will be issued by educators if it rains.
• Children are encouraged to carry their own rain ware in their bag if that is their preference.

Do I need to fill in a new form?

• Yes, as we are operating under a new approval, you will need to complete a new enrolment form.
• Please contact Kathryn to send you an enrolment pack if you have not already received one.
• Once you have completed the forms, send them to WSACC.

What happens if I’m late getting here (e.g. after 8.30am)?

• For those children from Windsor State School that utilise either the vehicle or “walking bus” transport arrangements, the child(ren) must be dropped off and signed into WSACC no later than 08.30 am for Before School Care.
• Parents who drop off their children after this time incur a late fee equal to 1 ½ times the extra wages paid for one (1) educator for the time they are required to walk the child(ren) from WSACC to Windsor State School and then return to the centre.

Where do I park? How do I get in/out?

• There is on site and street parking at St Mary of the Cross School. Our Educators will be showing people exactly where the entrance and exit driveways are, where parking is permitted, and will walk each parent through at orientation meetings or on request.
• There is plenty of street parking in Bonython St, Windsor.
• See also the site map below.

Where will my child meet WSACC educators at WSS?

• After discussions with the WSS Principal, the meeting area for children is near the library, in the open space outside the computer lab doors and adjacent to the grade 2 classrooms.
• Our educators will be clearly identified in their uniforms and will be wearing hi viz vests. Prep children will be met at their classroom by our educators. Children who require additional assistance in being ready for school will be provided with the appropriate assistance. Educators will endeavour to visit children’s’ classes should they be invited or asked to ensure our care is meeting their needs.

Will my child be escorted to class?

• Prep children will always be escorted to, and collected from their classroom. Grade 1 children are escorted to class for the first term and we will assess if this needs to continue with the class teacher at that time. Other children will be supervised by our educators at the meeting area near the library, in the open space outside the computer lab doors and adjacent to the grade 2 classrooms until the bell rings.

What will happen if my child is sick?

• Ideally parents will collect ill children from school if they are notified in time. Should that not occur we will endeavour to allocate a seat on the vehicle (bus / taxi) transport for your child with a bucket, water, cup etc. in case they are needed. Children will be monitored while they await collection.
• See our Parent / Caregivers Handbook 2013: Policy 2.6 Illness and Injury:
• An educator will promptly telephone a parent/caregiver if a child has been involved in an accident or becomes ill where further medical advice/treatment should be sought. Qualified staff will administer basic First Aid only. If contact cannot be made and it is necessary to seek medical attention immediately, an ambulance will be called and the child will be taken to hospital.
• Children who become ill at the Centre will be provided an area that is as quiet as possible with a bed/couch to rest on while their parents/caregivers are contacted. Parents/caregivers are requested to advise the Centre (via enrolment forms) of their child’s particular health needs, including medication.

7. Site Map. To make it easier to find your way around the new facility: such as how to get in and out, where to sign in / out, where to park etc., we have prepared the following site map.

This will be formalised once we have incorporated the house in Bonython St into the facility.

WSACC Site Map
Sitemap

SUMMARY

We are ready to open on 29 January!!

That’s about it for our final edition of the Weekly Update. We can’t wait to see you all next week when we commence operations. Thank you so much for your continuing support and for being so active over the last few months.

Yours sincerely,

WSACC Team and Parent Management Committee

25 Jan

WSACC Weekly Update Edition 5: 18th January 2013

Kathryn Mahoney Uncategorized

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome to our fifth edition on how WSACC is progressing toward our opening for OSHC business on 29 January 2013.

UPDATES

1. Service Approval: We had the Department through today for review and have been informed we will be receiving approval shortly. This is the final step in official approvals, although we will have a follow up visit in 2-3 weeks as a review on operations. We are really pleased with this critical milestone achievement, and recognise (and thank) you all for your help and support over the last few weeks in getting the Centre ready. We waited to send this update out until today’s inspection.

2. Enrolments: The enrolment packages were sent out last Thursday and we are receiving responses in great numbers. As we are operating under a new approval, you will need to complete a new enrolment form. Once you have completed them, send them to WSACC. As a reminder, if you don’t have a printer / scanner at home, let Kathryn know and we will make alternative arrangements.

3. Open Days: We conducted the first open day on Wednesday 16 January. We had a huge turn out and we felt it was a fabulous event. Thanks to all of you who made it along. As a reminder, we are running another open day (with two sessions) at our new facility on Saturday:

Session 2: Saturday 19 January from 9:00-9:30 am.

Session 3: Saturday 19 January from 11:00-11:30 am

If you missed Wednesday, or want to come back for another look, we would love to see you and your children there.

4. Orientation Meetings: Orientation meetings between parents / caregivers / children / WSACC commenced this week and will continue next week.

The date and time for your individual meeting will be arranged with you personally by phone and email. Once you submit your enrolment forms, Kathryn or one of the Assistant Coordinators will call you and organise a time for the meeting.

Orientation meetings for existing families are expected to take around 20 minutes and will be run in both work and out of work hours. Please allow 45 minutes for a new enrolment meeting.

5. Transport Planning: As we identified last week, we have received an overwhelming number of “walking bus” requests – and have slightly modified the Transport Plan.

The main changes are:
• The meeting area at WSS has changed. After discussions with the WSS Principal, the meeting area for children is near the library, in the open space outside the computer lab doors and adjacent to the grade 2 classrooms.
Our educators will be clearly identified in their uniforms and will be wearing hi viz vests. Prep children will be met at their classroom by our educators; and

• Vehicle Transport has changed to Taxis. As the numbers of children scheduled for vehicle transport is low, we will start off by using maxi cabs with WSACC Educators on-board for the vehicle transfer (based upon numbers so far this may be the most efficient solution). WSACC will be supplying accredited booster seats for eligible children.

• We have revised the routes. After discussions with WSS we have revised the route plans for both walking and vehicle transport. These are provided below:
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TAXI

6. Setup at Bonython Street and Volunteers. We would like to say a big thank you to all the parents and our team members (our staff has volunteered their time to get the set up done) who turned up last Saturday and throughout this week Its looking great and all our key tasks have been completed for opening. We do still have lots of little maintenance and gardening jobs to do, so if you would like to volunteer some time to help please email Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com with your skills / preferences.

SUMMARY

All plans are moving along well and we are ready to open on 29 January.

There are a couple of things we ask of you in this Update:

1. If you have yet to do your enrolment package can we ask that you complete the forms and send them through as quickly as possible.

2. If you can make it to one of the Open Day sessions this Saturday morning please come along.

That’s about all until our final Weekly Update next week before we commence operations. Thank you so much for your continuing support.

Yours sincerely,

WSACC Team and Parent Management Committee

16 Jan

Some FAQs Relating to the new Service

Kathryn Mahoney Uncategorized

Catering

• At the moment we don’t have a food licence from BCC, although we are getting this sorted over the next few days.
• Once we have the kitchen fully licensed we will be catering exactly as we did at WSS.
• We will have a kitchen that is as capable as our old one; we just need a couple of weeks work to get it operational (getting tradesmen over the break was a bit of a nightmare.
• In the interim, we will be serving high quality, highly nutritious snacks that are made both on and off site.
• We just won’t be able to cook home meals etc. for a couple of weeks. Children will still get great food.

Where do I sign in?

• The sign in area will be at the St Mary of the Cross School Library until we get the house at 12 Bonython St set up.
• Kathryn will be showing people exactly where the sign in area is at the open days on 16 and 19 January, and will walk each parent though at orientation / on request.

What happens in the rain with the walking bus?

• We have purchased disposable rain proof ponchos that will be carried by educators if it rains.

Do I need to fill in a new form?

• Yes, as we are operating under a new approval, you will need to complete a new enrolment form.
• These have been sent out to you last week. Once you have completed them, send them to WSACC.

What happens if I’m late getting here (e.g. after 8.30am)?

• As we are transporting a large number of children to and from WSS we must depart WSACC no later than 8.40am.
• For those children from Windsor State School that utilise either the vehicle or “walking bus” transport arrangements, the child(ren) must be dropped off and signed into WSACC no later than 08.30 am for Before School Care.
• Parents who drop off their children after this time incur a late fee equal to 1 ½ times the extra wages paid for one (1) educator for the time they are required to walk the child(ren) from WSACC to Windsor State School.

Where do I park? How do I get in/out?

• There is on site and street parking at St Mary of the Cross School. Kathryn will be showing people exactly where the entrance and exit driveways are, and where parking is permitted at the open days on 16 and 19 January, and will walk each parent though at orientation / on request.
• There is plenty of street parking in Bonython St Windsor.

Where will my child meet WSACC educators at WSS?

• After discussions with the WSS Principal, the meeting area for children is near the library, in the open space outside the computer lab doors and adjacent to the grade 2 classrooms.
• Our educators will be clearly identified in their uniforms and will be wearing hi viz vests. Prep children will be met at their classroom by our educators.

Will my child be escorted to class?

• Prep children will always be escorted to, and collected from their classroom. Other children will be supervised by our educators at the meeting area near the library, in the open space outside the computer lab doors and adjacent to the grade 2 classrooms until the bell rings.

What will happen if my child is sick?

• It is anticipated that if your child is sick the school will notify you as per the School’s policy and that you or a delegate will collect the child prior to after School Care.
• If the school is unaware and the child is collected by our educators, we will transfer that child immediately to the vehicle (bus / taxi) transport with bucket and we will immediately call you to collect you child.
• See our Parent / Caregivers Handbook 2013: Policy 2.6 Illness and Injury:
1. An educator will promptly telephone a parent/caregiver if a child has been involved in an accident or becomes ill where further medical advice/treatment should be sought. Qualified staff will administer basic First Aid only. If contact cannot be made and it is necessary to seek medical attention immediately, an ambulance will be called and the child will be taken to hospital.
2. Children who become ill at the Centre will be provided an area this is as quiet as possible with a sick bed/couch to rest while their parents/caregivers are contacted. Parents/caregivers are requested to advise the Centre (via enrolment forms) of their child’s particular health needs, including medication.

10 Jan

WSACC Weekly Update Edition 4: 10th January 2013

Kathryn Mahoney Uncategorized

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome to our fourth edition on how WSACC is progressing toward our opening for OSHC business on 29 January 2013.

UPDATES

1. Service Approval: We have had some discussions with the Department and all is looking really good. By next update we should be able to confirm final approval.

2. Enrolments: Sometime tonight you should all receive an email with the enrolment package. If you don’t have a printer / scanner at home, let Kathryn know and we will make alternative arrangements.

3. Updates on Expressions of Interest for Staff Planning and Scheduling. We have received a large number of expressions of interest – thank you all so much for helping us with our planning, which we could not have managed without your efforts.

4. Open Days: We are running open days at our new facility on a couple of days:

Session 1: Wednesday 16 January from 6:00-6:30 pm;

Session 2: Saturday 19 January from 9:00-9:30 am.

Session 3: Saturday 19 January from 11:00-11:30 am

Invitations are also being sent out electronically tonight. Can we ask that you RSVP at the earliest opportunity so we can plan staff and administrative details for each event.

5. Orientation Meetings: We will program individual orientation meetings between parents / caregivers / children / WSACC commencing 15 January 2013.

The date and time for your individual meeting will be arranged with you personally by phone and email. Once you submit your enrolment forms, Kathryn or one of the Assistant Coordinators will call you and organise a time for the meeting.

Orientation meetings for existing families are expected to take around 20 minutes and will be run in both work and out of work hours. Please allow 45 minutes for a new enrolment meeting.

6. Transport Planning: We will be sending out an updated transport plan for both walking and bus in our next update after some discussions with WSS’s Principal and having reviewed the responses from parents / caregivers.

So far we have received an overwhelming number of “walking bus” requests – hence why we are revising the Transport Plan. The main changes will be around (1) the meeting area at WSS, and (2) the possible use of maxi cabs with WSACC Educators on-board for the vehicle transfer (based upon numbers so far this may be the most efficient solution).

Again, thank you all so much for helping us with our planning, which we could not have managed without your support and prompt responses.

7. WSACC Website. We have had some really constructive recommendations on our new website over the last few days – thanks to all of you who have made comment. As a reminder, it is now up and running at: http://www.wsacc.org.au/.

We welcome any comments or ideas as to how we can continue to improve it.

8. Setup at Bonython Street. We would like to say a big thank you to all the parents and our team members (our staff has volunteered their time to get the set up done) who turned up on Monday and Tuesday this week to help do some maintenance and set up. We have gotten the new centre into shape quite quickly because of your help.

On Monday we undertook some maintenance and carpentry tasks, and on Tuesday we moved around furniture and resources. As a result, the new Centre is starting to really take shape.

We are asking (below) for some more help next week if anyone can make it as we finalise the set up prior to our open days.

9. Has your child had a great soccer coach? Do you know a passionate soccer coach? We are looking for a talented individual to provide WSACC children with a unique and fun soccer experience one to two days per week. We have fantastic plans for this program and we plan to implement in term 1! Please refer interested parties to wsaccinc@gmail.com or 3357 9848!

REQUESTS FOR VOLUNTEERS/ASSISTANCE

1. Next Week’s Working Bee Focus. If there are any handy people out there that could come and help each afternoon next week from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm to help fix up some of the gardens that would be very much appreciated. We are hoping to do this on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 January.

What we are looking for is any gardeners and some equipment:

a. Equipment: BYO wheelbarrow, shovel, hand tools etc. If someone has a mulcher for clean-up of grounds and you can bring that along it would be fantastic as this means we can use it as part of our sustainability goals instead of just putting it in a skip. We would love to avoid sending green waste off site, and we can distribute it as mulch on the bottom part of school gardens.

b. Jobs: Weeding, soil improving and general preparation of a number of raised garden beds, clearing of vegetation and distribution of mulch to gardens, soft fall to playground, relocation of rocks within playground area, set up compost bins and worm farm.

We are hoping that one of you is a plumber and could pop along and fit a new tap to an existing outlet. It is currently just a water outlet and we need to be able to attach a hose for sustainability watering etc.

We still need any volunteers who could come along to sand and paint/refurbish some items of furniture. We now have access to an electric sander and paper and have undercoat ready to go.

If you are interested in any of the above, please email Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com so we can plan the activities.

2. General Call for Help. As we firm up the works needed to do to our new home we are hoping that some of you may be able to volunteer some time to work with us. We have taken out full volunteer insurance, and will look for parents / caregivers that are able to supervise, do homemaker duties, can sew, are qualified tradespeople (particularly electrical, carpentry, glazing and plumbing), and / or are happy to provide ‘muscle’.

We have received a number of offers – many thanks – but if you are interested, please email Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com with your skills / preferences.

3. Request for Volunteer Members of Fundraising Subcommittee. In early 2013 we will be formally creating a new subcommittee for fundraising activities. We will provide more information over the coming Weekly Updates however if you would like to put your hand up for a role on the Fundraising Subcommittee please let Jenny Wild know via email (wsaccinc@gmail.com).

SUMMARY

All plans are moving along well and we are on schedule for our 29 January re-launch.

There are a couple of things we ask of you in this Update:

1. Once you receive an email with the enrolment package can we ask that you complete the forms and send them through as quickly as possible.

2. If you can make it to one of the Open Days next week, can we ask that you RSVP at the earliest opportunity when you receive the invitation so we can plan staff and administrative details for each event.

3. If you are interested in volunteering any time to help us do some gardening, cleaning, painting, repairs or generally help set up next week, please email Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com with your skills / preferences.

That’s about all until our next Weekly Update. Thank you so much for your support, and once again thank you to all those parents who made it to this week’s working bees.

Yours sincerely,

WSACC Team and Parent Management Committee

04 Jan

WSACC Weekly Update Edition 1: 20th December 2012

Kathryn Mahoney Uncategorized

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

As promised at our last Community Forum on 11 December 2012, this note provides an update on how WSACC is progressing toward our opening for OSHC business on 29 January 2013.

UPDATES

1. Service Approval: We have been hampered a little by the end of year timing however we have submitted our request to DETE this week. We have been running around getting certification, plans and permits sorted and we have been advised the Department will process our request from 9 January 2013.

2. Enrolments: We are expecting to issue enrolment packages between 15 and 19 January 2013 (earlier if possible). Further details will follow early in our coming Weekly Updates.

3. Debtors. Thanks to all those families who have made such great effort to clear their account this week. Our administrative load has been greatly eased by your efforts.

4. Staff Planning and Scheduling. Based upon the expressions of interest you gave us, as well as feedback since our last community forum, we are confident that we will be able to keep most of our wonderful staff. In order to allow our plans to progress, we are asking parents / caregivers to provide an indication of which sessions on which days you anticipate booking your Child(ren) into WSACC.

Like the registration of interest used to build the business case, this is not a commitment, it just enables us to plan the service based upon information that is better than just “guess work”.

We ask that you complete the form at Attachment 1 and email it back to Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com.

We know this is a busy time of year for you, but could we please ask you to respond by Monday 24 December 2012.

5. Open Days: We anticipate that we will run open days at our new facility on two days in mid-January. Further details will follow early in our coming Weekly Updates.

6. Orientation Days: As per suggestions at our previous forum, we will run two Orientation days on weekends in mid-January for all children not just preps / new enrolees (being a new facility). Further details will follow early in our coming Weekly Updates.

7. Transport Planning: We are finalising our two options for transport to-and-from Windsor State School. In Attachment 2 to this Weekly Update you will find details of the options, including route maps.

As discussed at the Community Forum, we will have two forms of transport available for parents / caregivers to select from:
• A highly controlled, fully safety assessed, with high staff ratios “walking bus” option to support health and fitness; and
• Fully compliant buses, with high staff ratios to drive Children to and from WSS.

At this stage we have received a huge amount of requests for children to use the “walking bus” option.

We need to go to contract with a bus provider on 18 January 2013 at the latest (once firm enrolments and parent desires are as firm as possible).

In order to allow our negotiations to progress, we are asking parents / caregivers to provide an indication of which form of transport they intend their children to use.

Like the registration of interest used to build the business case, this is not a commitment, it just enables us to plan, negotiate and ready the service based upon information that is better than just “guess work”.

Once we lock in a provider we will be committed for at least 12 months, and we just want to try and get it as right as possible as early as possible.

Accordingly, there is a separate form at Annex A to Attachment 2 (Transport Plan) to this Weekly Update that seeks your advice on what service you are likely to use.

We ask that you complete the form at Annex A to Attachment 2 and email it back to Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com.

We know this is a busy time of year for you, but could we please ask you to respond by Monday 24 December 2012.

REQUESTS FOR VOLUNTEERS/ASSISTANCE

As we firm up the works needed to do to our new home we are hoping that some of you may be able to volunteer some time to work with us. We have taken out full volunteer insurance, and will look for parents / caregivers that are able to supervise, do homemaker duties, are qualified tradespeople (particularly electrical, carpentry and plumbing), and / or are happy to provide ‘muscle’.

Further details will follow early in our next Weekly Update, however if you are interested, please email Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com with your skills / preferences.

SUMMARY

Despite the time of year, all plans are moving along well and we are on schedule for our 29 January re-launch.

There are a few of things we ask of you in this Update:

1. Provide an indication of which sessions on which days you anticipate booking your Child(ren) into WSACC.
We ask that you complete the form at Attachment 1 and email it back to Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com by Monday 24 December 2012;

2. Provide an indication of which form of transport you intend your children to use. We ask that you complete the form at Annex A to Attachment 2 and email it back to Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com by Monday 24 December 2012; and

3. If you are interested in volunteering any time to help us set up, please email Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com with your skills / preferences.

That’s about all until our next Weekly Update. Thank you so much for your support, and we wish you and your family a joyous and safe Festive Season.

Yours sincerely,

WSACC Team and Parent Management Committee

Attachments:
2 Attachment 1 to Weekly Update Number 1 – Session_Day Intent v1.2 Final
3 Attachment 2 to Weekly Update Number 1 – Transport Plan v1.1 Final
4 Annex A to Attachment 2 Transport Option Intent v0.1 Final

04 Jan

WSACC Weekly Update Edition 3: 3rd January 2013

Kathryn Mahoney Uncategorized

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome to our third edition on how WSACC is progressing toward our opening for OSHC business on 29 January 2013. We hope you all had a fabulous New Years.

UPDATES

1. Service Approval: No Change since Edition 1.

2. Enrolments: We will issue enrolment packages on 11 January 2013. They will be emailed to you electronically. If you don’t have a printer / scanner at home, let Kathryn know and we will make alternative arrangements.

3. Debtors. Thanks to all those families who have made such great effort to clear their account.

4. Updates on Expressions of Interest for Staff Planning and Scheduling. If any parents / caregivers still wish to provide an indication of which sessions on which days you anticipate booking your Child(ren) into WSACC, please send the form (Edition 1) to Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com.

5. Open Days: We will run open days at our new facility on a couple of days:

• Session 1: Wednesday 16 January from 6:00-6:30 pm;

• Session 2: Saturday 19 January from 9:00-9:30 am.

• Session 3: Saturday 19 January from 11:00-11:30 am

Invitations will be sent out over the next few days.

6. Orientation Meetings: We will program individual orientation meetings between parents / caregivers / children / WSACC commencing 15 January 2013. Further details will follow in our next Weekly Update.

7. Transport Planning: If any parents / caregivers still wish to provide an indication of which form of transport they intend their children to use, please send the form (Edition 1) to Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com.

8. WSACC Website. We have also been working hard on our website over the last few weeks, and we are proud to announce that it is now up and running at: http://www.wsacc.org.au/.

Over the next week or so we will be adding new pages to the website, such as a Photo Gallery and Related Links.

We welcome any comments or ideas as to how we can continue to improve it.

9. Removal from WSS to New Site. The removal on Friday 28 December 2012 went relatively smoothly, and some pictures of the move are provided below. We will load a photo journal of the move on our website over the next couple of weeks.

We would like to say a big thank you to all the parents who turned up to help relocate some really heavy furniture and clean the old facility. It was spotless at the end. There is no way we could have gotten the building ready for hand back, or the heavy tables across to the new site without you all.
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REQUESTS FOR VOLUNTEERS/ASSISTANCE

1. Next Few Weeks. If there are any handy people out there that could come and help each afternoon next week from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm to sand and paint/refurbish the green tables, and home corner items as well as some work in our new top playground to make it presentable for the open days it would be highly welcomed. The priority is for anyone who has an electric sander – we will reimburse for the sandpaper costs and we are supplying the paint.

We also have a number of items that require some repair such as a wooden parking garage for the construction space. The top level has come loose and needs to be made more robust. There is also a castle that needs to be glued together permanently to ensure it can be used successfully. These are projects people may want to take home to complete.

Kathryn also needs a handy man to secure loose shelves within a home corner storage unit. The shelves constantly drop making it difficult for children to keep resources tidy.

If you are interested in any of the above, please email Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com so we can plan the activities fully.

2. General Call for Help. As we firm up the works needed to do to our new home we are hoping that some of you may be able to volunteer some time to work with us. We have taken out full volunteer insurance, and will look for parents / caregivers that are able to supervise, do homemaker duties, can sew, are qualified tradespeople (particularly electrical, carpentry, glazing and plumbing), and / or are happy to provide ‘muscle’.

We have received a number of offers – many thanks – but if you are interested, please email Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com with your skills / preferences.

3. Request for Volunteer Members of Fundraising Subcommittee. In early 2013 we will be formally creating a new subcommittee for fundraising activities. We will provide more information over the coming Weekly Updates however if you would like to put your hand up for a role on the Fundraising Subcommittee please let Jenny Wild know via email (wsaccinc@gmail.com).

SUMMARY

All plans are moving along well and we are on schedule for our 29 January re-launch.

There are a couple of things we ask of you in this Update:

1. If you haven’t had time to provide an indication of which sessions on which days you anticipate booking your Child(ren) into WSACC or provide an indication of which form of transport you intend your children to use, could we ask you to do so on wsaccinc@gmail.com.

2. If you are interested in volunteering any time to help us do some repairs or generally help set up next week, please email Kathryn at WSACC on wsaccinc@gmail.com with your skills / preferences.

That’s about all until our next Weekly Update. Thank you so much for your support, and once again thank you to all those parents who made it to last Friday’s working bee.

Yours sincerely,

WSACC Team and Parent Management Committee