The Children's Centre held their very first End of Year Celebration in the new building on Thursday. Mel thanked staff and parents for their help through the year, highlighting the way everyone had worked together to make the move from the old kindy so smooth. The children performed several entertaining Christmas songs then received their individual books highlighting their achievements throughout 2016. After a video showcasing the year's activities and events Chairperson Emma Mann also thanked staff and parents for their support. She presented Mel and Rachel, who leave at the end of the year, with gifts in appreciation for their dedication and work with the children. Afternoon tea was served then Father Christmas, (accompanied by the Maitland Police) made a surprise but welcome visit.