On 4 August 2019, Gan Gani Community Kindergarten celebrated its 30th year of operation.
Over 200 attendees, representing different eras of our history, gathered for this special party to celebrate, reconnect and reminisce. It was great to see founding members, community groups, past and present families and staff and members of the community come together.
The milestone was marked with a gift to the kindy from the Queensland Jewish Kindergarten Association: a ‘Buddy Bench’ to represent a place of refuge or quiet in the outside environment for children to sit.
Children were entertained with face painting, jumping castle and The Fabulous Lemon Drops, while enjoying the fantastic open spaces of Gan Gani’s natural open setting. Special guests addressing the opening ceremony of the afternoon’s events included Mr David Paratz, founding member; Ms Claire Goldstein, Director/Teacher for the first 22 years; and Councillor James Mackay, Walter Taylor Ward.