Practical life activities at the ELC

By Amanda Bertschinger,

To feel successful in life there is a definite correlation between feeling capable as well as independent. Here at the Early Learning Centre we believe in nurturing and developing the children’s independence when we practice life skills through ‘Practical Life’ activities. Guided by the Montessori Philosophy, the Practical Life activities have the purpose of allowing  … Read more

Middle School Enterprise

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Last week our wonderful JBC Theatre played host to a fantastic celebration of creativity, innovation, individual passions, living beyond self, problem identification and budding entrepreneurship; it was finals night for the Year 8 Ctrl Alt Design project! Run like a New Inventors show, or Shark Tank, each finalist presented their design, the journey along the  … Read more

Maintaining Momentum

By Amanda Bertschinger,

It is the early hours of Sunday morning and I am trying to get ahead. In the midst of a busy weekend, with a busy week looming ahead, I am making every effort to ensure that I keep on top of my work. Managing a busy life, creating work- life balance, ensuring ongoing positive wellbeing  … Read more

An Enterprising Learning Experience

By Amanda Bertschinger,

Last week, a group of talented, enterprising Year 8 students showcased their CRTL ALT DESIGN projects to an appreciative audience in the finals of this annual design challenge. These students revealed their innovative and creative thinking and a range of newly developed skills in the development in a range of formidable products. An automated pet  … Read more