You’re Invited! Kenmore West Kindergarten Holds Family Fun Day to Celebrate 50 Years

Kenmore West Kindergarten is 50 years old! To celebrate this half-century milestone, the kindy is hosting a Family Fun Day at the school grounds on Fallbrook St. 

There are heaps to look forward to for the celebration on Saturday, 3 Sept 2022, between 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. as Kenmore West Kindergarten (KWK) has invited some honourable guests to join the celebration. 

Kicking off the events is the award-winning songwoman and law-woman of the Turrbal Tribe, Maroochy Barambah, who will perform “Welcome to Country” in recognition of Kenmore West Kindergarten’s roots steeped in indigenous history. Later in the day, the founder of Indigenous Insights and singer-songwriter Sharron “Mirii” Bell will also perform traditional dances and songs for the kids and the guests. 

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The Family Fun Day will be a chance for future families to look into the kindy’s operation. 

Past, present and potential students, as well as the wider community, are invited to partake in the mini fete-style event. Kids are guaranteed to have fun at the inflatable rides/mazes, reptile encounters, craft activities, crazy hair and face painting.

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Parents will enjoy the various local market stalls, including a plant market stall and a special exhibit setup to display some of the kindy’s most precious memorabilia and stories from the past 50 years.

Food and drinks are courtesy of the fundraiser BBQ or pizza vendor, Pizza Gals. A coffee van and bar will be available on the day, while sweet treats including fairy floss, snow cones and homemade baked goods will be available for purchase.

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Event Coordinator and past parent of Kenmore West Kindergarten, Tash Westmore said she was so proud to be involved with organising this special milestone for the not-for-profit community kindergarten in 4069.

“I’m so thrilled to be a part of planning this historic event for Kenmore West Kindergarten. We have plenty of wonderful activities and entertainment planned to celebrate this key milestone and pay tribute to the kindy’s history,” Ms Westmore said.

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“When the kindergarten began in 1972, a number of indigenous children were enrolled and travelled by bus from the other side of Brisbane to attend. So First Nations Peoples history is particularly important to the kindy, as is the acceptance and respect of all cultures.

“The kindy also strives to be as sustainable as possible in its operations and gives love back to the land. It’s truly a wonderful early learning environment for the children.” She added.

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Cr Greg Adermann will be in attendance to help with the cake-cutting and birthday festivities. Other notable guests on the day will include Head Office C&K Directors and owners of Brisbane Real Estate who are the major event sponsor.

During the activities, varied and exciting items will be up for silent auction and fete-goers can bid their highest up to the lead-up at 4:00 p.m. when the announcement of winning bidders will be made by the honourable Dr Christian Rowan MP. 

Kenmore West Kindergarten Directors, Natasha Moore and Robert Pratt added further, saying the kindy has a strong emphasis on its natural surroundings and this is a core thread throughout their entire learning curriculum.

“Education for sustainability is an integral component of the kindy’s culture and curriculum. Children’s intrinsic love and appreciation for the natural environment is fostered,” Ms Moore said.

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“There are ample opportunities for children to engage and interact in nature. There are opportunities for children to engage in learning experiences that empower them as active citizens for a sustainable future.” Mr Pratt added.

As a not-for-profit community kindy, KWK is largely reliant on the support of volunteering families and local business sponsors and donors. All proceeds from the day will go straight back into the not-for-profit C&K-affiliated kindergarten and will help KWK to continue to provide an “exceeding” and a high-quality educational program to its children, improve facilities and replenish resources.

Meanwhile, KWK is also seeking assistance from both volunteers and local sponsors/donors. If you may be interested, email