Highland Grove Preschool raises over $500 in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Highland Grove Preschool in Green Point has once again participated in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, raising over $500 for the Cancer Council.

The preschool has been a long-term supporter of the fundraiser, holding the event on the premises for over 20 years.

Highland Grove Preschool ran the event over May 25, 26, and 27, with the 2-3-year-old room participating in the event between 9.00 am until 10.30 am, and the two larger rooms (3-5-year-old’s) between 10.30am until 12noon.

Highland Grove Preschool Owner and Director, Kylie Wade, said they would often see between 50 and 70 visitors per day during the event.

“Today (May 25) we had around 60 people and everyone had a beautiful day,” Wade said.

“The visitors join us for the children’s Group Time, where we sing many of our favourite songs, read a story and share in a dance.

“We then move to our garden for scones cooked by our Centre Director and pikelets which are cooked by the 4-5 year olds with their teachers in the morning.

“The visitors stay and play in our garden for the next hour, and the generations mixing together in this way is always wonderful.”

Wade said the feedback received from families is that this is always a favourite preschool event.

“We missed running it last year.”

Jacinta Counihan