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Excursions extend children's learning beyond the preschool classroom.  For children, it is like going on a bear hunt.  The excitement, the adventure and the enjoyment seen in children's smiles are the reasons why excursions have become a regular part of PHPS's program.  Besides that, it's also enjoyed by all our teachers and families.  With our own preschool mini bus, almost every week there will be an excursion, allowing all children the opportunity to participate in the excursion adventure, for both our preschoolers and toddlers.  The abundant learning and enjoyment can be seen in some of the photos captured below. 
 
Pennant Hills Library and Wollundry Park

 
 
Nature Parks - bush walking, fauna and wildlife

 Heritage Museum
Heritage Museum and Picnic
 
Sports Oval - Soccer and Athletics
Fagan Park Eco Garden

The joyful learning can be seen in the photos captured above.  However, it is also important to note that excursions are not just about having fun exploring the greater world around them, but also instilling in children: responsibility, to be able to follow rules/guidance and practice road safety awareness, and to be model class of preschoolers/toddlers in the public, and to develop respect and love for the outdoors.  Our excursion activities and aims: 
  • Enjoying the abundant nature around us – from local Wollundry Park, Cumberland State Forest, to Fagan Park with their gardens of many nations and their Eco Garden.
  • Connecting with the surrounding community – such as visiting the library, railway & fire station, Hornsby heritage museum, art gallery display at local primary and high school.
  • Extending physical activity beyond the preschool outdoor area – fun obstacles in local playgrounds, learn to bike ride with our own push bikes, soccer and athletic games at Penno all weather oval.  
  • Other highlight excursion in the year is the preschoolers visiting the Lutanda Retirement Village to perform for the elderly residents, and our toddlers excursion to Taronga Zoo.