Newman News Term 3 Week 4: From the Leader of Wellbeing Early Childhood
The Marian Campus offers a wide variety of learning spaces and opportunities to our students which facilitate engagement in a broad selection of educational experiences. The Early Years Learning framework discusses how indoor and outdoor environments should support all aspects of children’s learning and invite conversations between children, teachers, families and the broader community. The College’s ability to offer outdoor play spaces that allow children to connect with nature, encourage open-ended interactions, exploration and discovery are all key aspects to the provision of a quality Early Childhood Learning experience. By providing our students with diverse environments and opportunities, such as the Nature Play spaces, our sustainability projects such as the worm farms, small world gardens and vegetable planters, children are able to explore and make sense of the world around them whilst developing an appreciation for God’s creation.
Our teachers utilise learning environments in a variety of ways to promote opportunities for collaborative learning, community engagement and play-based learning, all of which facilitate a supportive environment where children can ask questions, problem solve and engage in critical thinking.
The STEM Festival provided a fantastic collaborative learning opportunity for students to come together. With a broad focus on sustainability, the Year 9 students from Marcellin Campus assisted our Marian students to build marble runs and musical instruments from recycled materials, explore the environmental impact of oil spills and create rain gauges. The hands-on collaboration that resulted from each of these tasks, was a perfect example of our Vision for Learning, Shine through Discovery in action. Click here to see more photos from the day.
Congratulations to the following students who have received a Marcellin Award in Weeks 3 and 4:
Mason Whitehead Year 1 Red: For encompassing the Marist value of Family Spirit by making sure the gates are locked so everyone is safe while at school.
Eowyn Bishop Year 1 Red: For being very helpful to her classmates and demonstrating the characteristics of kindness & helpfulness like St Marcellin.
The Marcellin Award at Marian Campus is drawn from submitted nominations each Wednesday morning at Prayer Assembly.
Fitness Friday continues to be an excellent opportunity for community engagement and the promotion of extra-curricular involvement for our Early Childhood students. This term, we continue to offer Lego Club, Running Club, Go Noodle, and Dance Aerobics. We have also introduced Art Club and board games. We encourage families to come down each Friday morning and enjoy our Coffee at the College facility, meet new families and provide students with an opportunity to be active.
We encourage parents to join us on Thursday 22 August for our parent workshop evening.