Steiner Pre-school News & Events

Check this page for the latest news and details of upcoming events for the Taraleigh Steiner Pre-School.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Changes to working bee schedule for new kinder

We are making some changes to the working bee schedule, because of issues that have arisen with the building works.

Firstly, this Sunday's working bee is cancelled. This is because plumbing works have been delayed by a week, and we need to wait until work on the drains is complete before we can start the garden work. We have also had to delay the remainder of the fencing work, because parts of the supporting masonry need rebuilding.

Instead, we are running a working bee on Saturday to build the kitchen cupboards and benchtops. It looks like we have enough people for that one with people who have contacted me already. For others who are thinking of volunteering their time, perhaps you could consider coming to one of the working bees on the following two weekends when we will need a lot of people to attend.

To make up for the cancelled working bees, we will need to run large working bees on both days of the following two weekends so that we can make headway with the garden, fencing and interior works. Working bees will be held on:

Saturday 10 February - garden work
Sunday 11 February - garden work
Saturday 17 February - garden, fencing and interior work (painting etc)
Sunday 18 February - garden, fencing and interior work (painting etc)

All working bees will be held at the new kinder site at East Bentleigh Primary School, Bignell Rd, East Bentleigh. Working bees will generally start around 9am. We sometimes need to make changes to working bees at short notice so we ask you to please let us know in advance whether you’ll be attending a working bee so we can inform you of last minute changes. This also helps us to ensure we have the right number of people at each working bee.

Please note that children are not allowed on the new kinder site during working bees on 10 and 11 February as it is a building site and not safe for children (we hope that the site will be safe for children by the 17 & 18 February working bees). Older children are welcome to play in the school playgrounds outside the working bee site.

If you are unable to help at working bees, then please consider helping in some other way, such as providing food and drinks for lunch, morning or afternoon tea, or donating equipment or materials.

Please get in touch with Rachel Carey to let us know how you can help.

Rachel Carey - 9521 8278/0425 739 529,

Thank you,


New premises officer, Carnegie Rudolf Steiner Pre-School parent committee

Monday, January 29, 2007

'Handy' people needed urgently to help on the new kinder's kitchen

We are looking for some help at the new kinder building. We need to do some joinery work in the new kitchen - building and putting up kitchen cupboards and benchtops, and we need to have the work finished in the next fortnight so that we don't hold up the building program.

Have you ever built kitchen cupboards and benchtops or done something similar? Do you have any skills or experience in woodwork/carpentry/joinery or do you know anyone who has?

We plan on holding a working bee this Saturday (3 February) to start on the work, beginning at around 9 am.

If you think you or someone you know might be able to help in any way, please get in touch with Rachel Carey: 9521 8278/ 0425 739 529

Part or all of the working bee may be held off the new kinder site, so please contact me for details. And if you can't make Saturday's working bee, but are able to help, please contact me anyway.



New Premises officer, kinder committee

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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Important working bees

Dear past, present and future kinder community members,

This request for help is aimed primarily at current and future kinder parents, but we would all be extremely grateful for any help that past members of the kinder community or members of the school community feel that they can also give to this project. There is a lot of work to be done to get the new kindergarten at East Bentleigh Primary School ready to open in early 2007!

As most of you will already know, to be able to go ahead with project at all, we have had to cut costs wherever we can, and we - the parent community - need to take on everything that we can tackle ourselves. This includes:

Painting - internal and external
Joinery work on the kitchen cupboards and putting shelves up
Oiling of all new joinery
Getting the garden ready

Working bees will begin at the site early in the new year. There is a huge amount of work to be done, and we will need all hands on deck to achieve it. Please get out your diaries and check your schedules to see when you might be able to come along and help. Don't worry if you're not particularly handy with DIY, fencing or gardening. All working bees will be well supervised, and all help is very welcome. Please bring along any grandparents, aunts, uncles or friends who are also willing to help.

The first working bees start the weekend of 6-7 January. Working bees on that weekend and the following weekend (13 and 14 January) will mainly involve fencing. Working bees from mid-January will also involve work on the garden, and February working bees will include painting and other work on the building. Working bees will generally start from 8 am. All working bees will take place at the new kinder site at East Bentleigh Primary School (the art building, accessible from Bignell Road).

Working bees will take place on...
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January
Sunday 21 January
Sunday 28 January
Sunday 4 February
Sunday 11 February
Sunday 18 February
Sunday 25 February (and additional Sundays until all the work is finished...)
We will be following up with phone calls in the new year and prior to working bees to check availability, but please get in touch with either me or Martin Greenwood to let us know when you can help.
Rachel Carey - 9521 8278/0425 739 529,
Martin Greenwood - 9551 0721/0408 338 420,
Also, if you are taking time off during January and are available to help at other times, please get in touch to let us know. If a few people are available then, we'll convene another small working bee.

The sooner we get the work finished, the sooner the children can move into their beautiful new kindergarten. Thank you very much in advance for any help that you are able to give.

Rachel Carey
New Premises Officer, Carnegie Rudolf Steiner Pre-School Inc