It is hard to believe that we are already in Term 4; the year has certainly flown by. Traditionally Term 4 is busy and this year is proving to be no different with the calendar filling up quickly. Our Pre School children are excited to be beginning their school visits very soon. For the children continuing their educational journey at Nazareth their first Ready Set Go session is on Thursday 26th October, please check which session you booked your child into morning or afternoon.
Transition visits are well underway for the children; we strongly believe that the children should be familiar and comfortable with the learning environment they are transitioning to. The babies are having regular visits to their new room, with the children proving that they already feel at home engaging with new educators and older children. The toddler children will begin their transition visits into the Dominic room early November and will visit regularly until the end of the year. The Pre Entry children who are continuing their Pre School journey at Nazareth will have visits next week with their 2018 teachers. At Nazareth Early Childhood Centre, the children have the privilege of engaging with educators from all the rooms in the outdoor learning environment and visits to neighbouring rooms are encouraged and welcomed each day. We believe it takes a village to raise a child.
Throughout the year, the Early Childhood Centre educators have been exploring “children are intelligent, creative and capable, with rich potential and curiosities”. The mentality that a young child is capable of thinking and reflecting, questioning and finding answers, rests at the heart of our practice at Nazareth. The competent child influences our thinking, planning, interactions and the learning experiences we provide and inspires us to facilitate inquiry learning.
Today is the Feast day of St Mary MacKillop of the Cross. Yesterday, secondary students from MacKillop House had the opportunity to share in a liturgy as well as hear from our very own Sister Theresa Swiggs, Pastoral Care Coordinator, and Sister of St Joseph about her call to follow in God’s footsteps.
7,620 students across Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools in Western and North Western Adelaide were ‘kept in the dark’ last Friday 19 May as part of Catholic Education Week and the schools’ commitment to environmental sustainability.
“We create a meaning with colour, we sculpt the character within, we give freedom to show movement”
STEM, what is STEM? It is everywhere. We hear on the news, read about it in the paper, it is also a topic that is thrown around as part of political campaigns but what exactly is it…?