The Coldstream Education Precinct is a collaboration between our school, Coldstream Kinder, The Maternal Health Care Centre, Coldstream Playgroup, Lyrebird College and potentially the Over 55s group.
It aims to:
Since starting our meetings in 2016, the group has divided to address slightly different areas. The Early Years Engagement group is working to strengthen the links between Playgroup, Kinder the MHCC and Coldstream Primary School and is managed by representatives from these groups as well as from the Shire of Yarra Ranges and the Department of Education and Training. We have consolidated the links between these groups and run early years’ enhanced literacy, drama and dance sessions for the kinder periodically in the school library. In addition we have a facilitated playgroup at 10 am each Tuesday of the school term in the Library that is completely free of charge. Bookaburra is another free activity that supports early years' development and occurs each Friday from 9.30 - 10.30 in the school and is open to anyone.The Neighbourhood Development is largely a community links group that looks at the groups that exist in the area and seeks ways whereby collaboration can serve the needs of all to create a more vibrant Coldstream Community. Ways that we are looking to consolidate relationships are as follows:
Approaching initiatives from both directions will support an increased sense of place in our community and increased feelings of wellbeing. We welcome your active participation.