Begin Bright in 2012 – A Year in Review
I always like to take the couple of weeks in between closing for Christmas and New Years to reflect on the year that has been and focus on what was achieved. I also think it’s important to focus on mistakes and lessons learned so that every year you live a greater life.
Asking your children what their greatest highs and lows of the year can be a very funny experience in itself. I did it with my four year old this year and filmed him in a n interview style so I can do it each year and show him when he’s an adult. His high was getting to ride in his Pa’s bobcat bucket (not the safest thing my Dad has ever done with my children!) and low was losing his Lightning McQueen car at kindy and his friends going to big school while he is not.
Begin Bright had a great year of growth and development and I thank you for supporting us through the journey as we try every day to help design and deliver programs that will make your children confident, smart and live happier lives.
January – Was on the cover of Sydney Morning Herald in a school readiness article
January – Lake Macquarie centre opened
March – Finalist in the Australian Business Champion Awards in Educational Services and Young Entreprenueur
April – St George centre opened
April – Cronulla doubled it’s office space
June – Featured in Good Taste magazine for a column of ‘How Does She Do It’.
June – Featured in a three page spread in the Sunday Telegraph about school readiness.
July – Harrington Park centre opened
July – Gymea centre opened
July – Burleigh centre (first on Gold Coast) opened
July – Featured on 7 news about school readiness and the importance of education prior to school entry.
July – On page 2 of the Daily Telegraph talking about early learning.
August – Raised $17,000 for The Hunger Project
September – The first Begin Bright conference was held
September – Ran the first Fun For Kids Festival in Cronulla with Begin Bright Gymea and Little Kickers Sutherland Shire.
October – Won the National My Business Awards for Women in Business and Overall Commitment to Excellence.
October – Featured in Sutherland Shire Leader with Gymea and St George owners Rochelle and Joanna.
November – On the cover of My Business Magazine
November – Travelled to Uganda to witness the work of The Hunger Project.
Thanks you to everyone who helped make Begin Bright a success this year. I look forward to a great 2013 of designing better programs, opening more centres and reaching more people. I firmly believe that education is the answer to a great future and the more accessible and enjoyable it is, the more our children will grow with enormous opportunity to make the world a greater place.
Happy new year!
Begin Bright CEO