A teacher and parent perspective on building resilience

On Wednesday 30 August, ELC teachers attended a Junior School staff meeting for a presentation on the importance of building resilience in children by Madhavi Nawana Parker. Her message is such an important one and as a teacher and parent I found myself immediately inspired and committed to trying some of her suggestions and tips.… 

Montessori National Conference

For me, the weekend provided a wonderful opportunity for the new ELC teaching team to listen to, share and discuss a wide range of education topics, including Montessori information. The guest speaker sparked a range of ideas and discussions. Many of the ideas presented challenged us as teachers but one personal “take away” thought was… 

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… 

St John's students join the Blackwood Christmas Parade!

Please keep Friday 2 December free ready to join in with or watch the annual Blackwood Lions Club Christmas Parade. The Parade is held on the first Friday in December every year and is followed up with a carnival atmosphere party on the Waite Reserve. Groups assemble from 5.30pm and the parade starts at 6.30pm.… 

Exciting ELC developments for 2017

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, 2017 will see some exciting developments for our youngest learners. The St John’s Grammar Early Learning Centre will be expanding its program offering to full-day sessions, from Monday – Friday, for both our 3 year-old and 4 year-old programs. We understand that families have a range of… 

Building independence at the ELC with routines

The National Early Years Learning Framework, Belonging, Being and Becoming explains that children develop a foundation for future success in learning when following the outcomes of the framework. The framework helps our children develop a strong sense of identity, wellbeing and can become confident and involved learners. At the Early Learning Centre this term we…