Bethany Kindergarten Services buzzing with excitement over new mascot

Bethany Kindergarten Services buzzing with excitement over new mascot

by Freya Lucas

June 02, 2022

Children, families and educators at Bethany Kindergarten Services (BKS) are buzzing with excitement over a newly appointed mascot, a cartoon bee which symbolises its focus on inclusion and passion for the environment. 


The yellow, black and purple bee featured heavily during Education Week (May 23 to 27) when the service held open days to showcase its practices to families.


“Bees are vital to our precious ecosystem and symbolise a healthy environment. Bees are known to be social and they work together in their hive – just like the children learn and play together at our kindergartens,” said BKS Executive Manager Anneliese Knell.


Families, both new and existing, were invited into both the Kirralee Kindergarten in Newcomb and Breakwater Preschool as part of the open week, where the outdoor environments were showcased. 


“We have a really large backyard with trees, climbing and playground equipment, an undercover sand pit, mud kitchen and sports equipment – Everything busy young learners would want,” said Kirralee Kindergarten leader Kellie Margerison.


At Breakwater, long-term educators Paula Eastwood and Rosy Cameron were happy to visit with families who had been a part of their journey with the service for more than 10 years. 


“We’ve worked with entire families over the years, who have sent all of their children to learn with us,” Ms Eastwood said.


For more information about BKS, please see here