Saint Patrick’s Day at Macquarie Hills Community Preschool

Saint Patricks Day was on the 17th of March and Macquarie Hills Community Preschool embraced the celebrations and festivities of the Johnston family and encouraged and supported lots of ‘green’ inspired experiences, including water coloured shamrocks and engaging in an experiment where we changed the colour of the play dough to green.

Ruairi explained to his friends and educators that his family is from Ireland and that everything needs to be green on Saint Patricks Day, because that is the colour for Ireland.

Sharing aspects of your family’s culture with preschool is essential for “creating a welcoming environment where all children and families are respected and actively encouraged to collaborate with educators about curriculum decisions in order to ensure that learning experiences are meaningful” (DEEWR, 2009, p. 12).

Miss Dannielle