The play-based learning that we foster in our classrooms at the Marian Campus provides opportunities for our students to actively and imaginatively engage with people, objects and the environment. When playing, children may be organising, constructing, manipulating, pretending, exploring, investigating, creating, interacting, imagining, negotiating and making sense of their worlds. Play-based learning looks different across the various year levels, but an observer of play-based learning is likely to see students actively engaged in experiences where choice, wonder and delight are evident in their interactions.
Newman College Early Childhood Statement of Philosophy
This Term, the Marian Campus staff embarked on a project of documenting their collective philosophies around Early Childhood education. Through much collaboration, we have finalised the Newman College Early Childhood Statement of Philosophy. I encourage you to engage with the statements made within this document, as it is an accurate reflection of the teaching and learning commitments that are delivered at the College to our youngest students.
Newman College Playgroup Semester 1 2020
There are still a few places left for the following playgroup session:
- Wednesday’s 10.30am to 11.30am
We welcome both new and existing families to our Playgroup and look forward to providing a further opportunity for families to be involved in our College’s dynamic and child-centred community.
This program is available by application and based on availability, NO FEES are charged. Click here to complete the online booking form.
Pre Primary Christmas Nativity
Last week, the Pre Primary students led the Campus in a beautiful Christmas liturgy at St Cecilia’s Parish. The students retold the Christmas story through their beautiful song and performance. With the story of the birth of Christ at the centre of our Christmas story, the children were very eager to engage in the true meaning of Christmas.
Count Us In
In Week 4, the Year 1 and 2 students participated in a nationwide simultaneous song-singing event. The ‘Count Us In’ program sees students from all around Australia sing the same song titled ‘We are’, on the same day, at the same time. It was a fun-filled activity that promotes the value of music education in the lives of children.