What's happening at the ELC?

Here is an exciting list for you explaining some of the amazing events and work the children have the opportunity to become involved in during their time in the Early Learning Centre. The staff have also participated in Professional Development to help us to provide the best education for your children. The Property Services team continue to provide us with new and innovative facilities for all our enjoyment.

  • Transition visits to school for the older children and to the Mussared building and 4 year old program over the next few weeks will help to build the children’s comfort and understanding of their new environments. Thank you also to families of those children starting school next semester for making the time to attend parent/teacher interviews.
  • Buddy program for the Preschool children; this week we walked to the Junior School to visit the Year 3S class.
  • The children have really been busy exploring Autumn by collecting leaves, painting autumn trees, exploring our Autumn garden and the changing weather we experience in Autumn.
  • Lots of families have remembered to send along rubber boots and coats to extend our learning outdoors when the weather is not so sunny. The Rectory group dressed in boots and coats on the first foggy day of the season.
  • More beautiful developments to our outdoor environment with a new path, stepping stone stumps, planting and steps to allow easy access between our two buildings.
  • A delightful St John’s Grammar School Year 10 student for work experience.
  • Soon some preschool children will join the Junior Primary classes for a concert by the ASO Festival of Learning Happy Town performance.
  • Montessori Professional Learning for all the Early Learning Centre team. Also several staff have attended a selection of sessions around other professional learning needs;
    • International Association of Nature Pedagogy Conference
    • Leading Future Focus Thinking: STEM in the Early Years
    • Safe Food Handling
    • Indigenous Early Learning Engagement
    • Graduate Certificate in Special Education –Autism Specific
  • We have received some lovely feedback from parents regarding the Seesaw app, one child even asking a teacher to record “a Seesaw moment” to send home!
  • Coming next week-Reconciliation Week
  • And don’t forget to join us Tuesday 30 May, 7.00-8.00pm at the Centre for Creativity on the Junior Campus for a Discussion Evening with Cheryl Bauer. Please RSVP here if you haven’t already done so.