Community events are an incredibly large part of Aspire Early Education and Kindergarten’s identity. We are proud of our community connections and our commitment to holding fun events for all. 2023 has been an important year for Aspire events. Read about a few you may have missed below!
A great way to invite the community into our centres, Aspire held a number of open day events throughout the year. These events create a valuable opportunity for people to see the inside of the centres, meet staff and educators and learn more about Aspire. For centres that have yet to open, they present to the community the value we bring and show them the Aspire difference.
The Deanside open day took place before the centre's mid-year opening. There were so many exciting activities to do! There was mini golf, Farmer Daryl’s Animal Farm, face painting, live music, a coffee van and plenty more.
Recently Aspire Kalkallo, our newest centre, opened its doors for the first time to the community at their open day. It was a massive success, with many new families visiting the centre for the first time and interested locals popping in the say hi. Aspire’s chefs whipped up a storm, dishing out mac and cheese, butter chicken curry, and a variety of other treats. The food was certainly a highlight for many.
Our open day events at White Hills and Berwick Waters were also a success. Many people came along to these state-of-the-art centres for the first time and were truly impressed.
We are looking forward to hosting many more open days in 2024. Make sure you come along!
Easily one of the largest celebrations of the year was Diwali at the start of November. Many of our centres held internal events, but a few held large-scale community events. We will remember the nights by lots of bright colour and lights, traditional dancing and lots of fun activities. Most memorable of all is the delicious food on offer! Local restaurants and food trucks served up traditional Indian treats as well as some other classic favourites.
Aspire Cranbourne West’s event featured a small market, with local small businesses and artists offering their wares. What a great way to start the Christmas shop early. Similarly, Wollert’s event had a dance show run by a local dance school. It was great to see local dance students show off their moves and get the crowd grooving.
Atherstone and Cobblebank’s combined event was the largest of the lot, with over 1,000 attendees! There was a traditional band and dancers that treated the crowd to vibrant music and dance. After that, the night ended with sparklers that lit up the event space, and beautifully closed out the festival of lights.
On a sunny spring day in September, Aspire Early Education & Kindergarten Truganina held a morning community market. There were plenty of great local businesses and market stalls for the community to browse through.
Activities for the kids were non-stop, with face painting, hair braids, sports activities and a surprise visit from everyone's favourite blue heeler, Bluey!
As well as a range of food trucks, the centre's incredible chefs put out a delicious spread of food for people to taste. This gave visitors and centre parents alike an inside look into how well the children eat at our centres. It was a great way to interact with our families outside of the classroom, as well as meet members of the community.
Our centres hosted numerous other noteworthy events this year. Aspire centres around Australia will be back with a bunch of exciting events in 2024. Keep an eye our on our social media pages to stay in the know of any upcoming events. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be informed!