JOYFUL: The Calliope Kindergarten will be decked out with new gear thanks to the $5,000 makeover prize they won provided by the competition run by the Observer and Staples.
JOYFUL: The Calliope Kindergarten will be decked out with new gear thanks to the $5,000 makeover prize they won provided by the competition run by the Observer and Staples. Paul Braven

Kindy wins our $5000 makeover competition

THREE-year-old Addison Lowery has started making a wish list of items to buy with the $5000 classroom makeover her kindergarten won.

In the past few weeks, Calliope Kindergarten collected 2265 tokens from the Observer, for the Staples classroom makeover competition.

Addison and the rest of her class of 22 were confident the makeover would help make their kindy even more fun.

"I like playing at kindy with the babies and the (fake) phones," she said.

Teacher assistant Janelle Pellegrinet said a paint job and replacing pinboards to display artwork would be her first tasks..

"I think it's amazing," Ms Pellegrinet said. "It's great for such a small community."

"It would be good to have a refreshed kindy and I would like to spruce up inside."

Ms Pellegrinet has been at Calliope Kindergarten for four years, and has been involved with kindergartens since 1987.

Stepping Stones Childcare Centre finished runner-up with 1070 tokens.

Clinton State School collected 1056.



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