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A Visit from Heany Park Primary School at Willow Walk!

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On Tuesday 5th June, the Willow Walk Kindergarten children were visited by a group of senior students from Heany Park Primary School. The students spoke to the kinder children about who they were and where they were from and then participated in a range of play based learning experiences alongside the kindergarten children. Aurora is always focused on strengthening connections …

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STEM Incursion at Moonglade Studio

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On Wednesday 6th June, the children in Moonglade Studio enjoyed a STEM incursion, presented by an organisation called Starting Bright. The theme was ‘Little Beasts for Little Scientists’. A highly trained scientist named Elena, who works directly with young children, explained scientific concepts through hands on learning and practical experiences. The Science Module included – What are insects? What is …

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Artistic Experiences at Seamist Studio

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Throughout the week, the children in Seamist Studio have been taking part in creative artistic experiences outdoors. They have the opportunity to express themselves freely using a variety of paint colours, brushes, glue and glitter. The children are often encouraged to use their hands and other resources in order to explore the sensory properties of paint and other mediums. In …

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How will enrolling into kindergarten enhance your child’s transition to school?

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Kindergarten (German): A garden for children. In 1804, pedagogist Friedrich Frobel, who is credited with establishing the foundations of modern education, coined the word ‘Kindergarten’, which highlighted his belief that young children should be nourished like “plants in a garden”. Frobel’s ideas have been carried forward today and kindergartens have transformed into trusted institutions which care for young children and …

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Happy Feet Fitness at Moonglade Studio 

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At Aurora, the children are enjoying a new extra – curricular activity called Happy Feet Fitness. This program encourages children to develop an understanding of the importance of being healthy and having an active lifestyle. In Moonglade, the Happy Feet Fitness session started with warm up exercises. We pretended we were cars, trees, washing machines, sun, clouds and rain. We then …

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Team Reflection at the Seamist Studio

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Well the year has gotten off to a flying start. Now comfortably into Term 2, we are noticing the cooler weather. We will be continuing with our indoor/outdoor program throughout the year so please remember to pack some warm winter clothes with your child each day. We strongly recommend a warm winter jacket and a winter hat or beanie to …

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Group Play at the Seamist Studio

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In Seamist this week, children have starting showing enjoyment when participating in small group play and shared experiences. A few children enjoyed themselves jumping off a raised plank of wood, outdoors. These children had a fantastic time playing together. It was not just having fun together, they counted together (as they were guided to count 1,2,3 before jumping), took turns …

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ANZAC DAY at Moonglade Studio and Willow Walk Kindergarten

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I​n Moonglade Studio this week, the educators and children have been discussing ANZAC Day. ​The children had many questions during the discussion regarding the celebration of A​NZAC​ Day​ and why it was a holiday. It is important to be truthful when having conversations with the children, so the educators explained that we are very lucky to live in a safe …

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The Seemore Safety Program at Willow Walk Kindergarten

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  Willow Walk Kindergarten has been invited to participate in a sponsored program from RACV, titled the Seemore Safety Program. Over 2000 preschools and kindergartens around Victoria have been provided the opportunity to participate. The program focuses on learning through literature using everyday situations and experiences to learn about being safe. Children interact with the Seemore Safety mascot in story …

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