Alive ELC at Holy Family

Dear Families, Please see the below information about the Alive ELC at Holy Family.

We invite you to join us for a tour of Alive Catholic Early Learning, Parafield Gardens co-located with Holy Family Catholic School.

At Alive Catholic Early Learning, we are committed to creating positive early learning experiences – because how children learn, shapes who they become. During this tour, you will meet Acting Director Nicole Tropeano and hear about our learning philosophy. Find out about how we will work in partnership with you to nurture your child’s full potential, as we recognise that you’re the one who knows your child best.

During the tour, you will have the opportunity to see the centre in action, experience our learning spaces and ask any questions.

 

Please register at: https://www.alivecatholic.org.au/book-a-tour-parafield-gardens

 

For further information, please contact Nicole Tropeano, Acting Director, at Nicole.Tropeano-Atyeo@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au.

 

Remembrance Day

To mark our respect for all servicemen and women who have sacrificed much for the betterment of Australia, we attended a service in the school hall today. When we returned to class we reflected on what the experience was about. The poppy is a symbol of Remembrance Day, we used our 100 Languages to create the Poppy flower.

R/1EQ Assembly

Dear Families,

This Friday at 9am in the school hall, children from R/1EQ and their buddy class 4HA will be hosting the weekly assembly. The children are very excited to have their opportunity to be on the stage in front of the school. If you are free Friday you are invited to come and watch our performance.

 

In Kindness,

R/1EQ

Come Play With Me

R/1 EQ & MS have been joining our neighbours R/1MC & EN in the mornings recently for the aptly named Come Play With Me.  Teachers across all four classrooms have reflected that by commencing the day with play, greater levels of positivity are permeating throughout the classrooms. The students are reflecting on the experience also, where they often speak about the joy of being able to share in the learning with peers from other classrooms and the increased number of provocations that are available to them. The natural flow of students within the space is one filled with creativity, curiosity and collaboration. As the village, we are now looking into the possibility of small focus groups working with a teacher in the areas of technology and ecology and key areas of the curriculum including numeracy and literacy as to utilise the wonderful facilities on campus, including; the Kuyangani; MUDLA and the newly established Triple M Centre (Music and Multi-Media studio). Today 12 students were able to explore the green screen room as a provocation.

With the collaboration of the four R/1 classes in the morning we have restructured the time table to accomodate come read with me to other times throughout the day. This allows for greater flexibility in student engagement and also allows for vertical learning opportunities with senior students who are able to work/listen/collaborate with the students in our two classes.

Tuesday – week 10

Another fun day at r/1EQ & MS headquarters.

We started our day with come play with me. We are really happy with getting to start the day off on such a positive note and are really enjoying the access to the learning spaces of R/1 MC & EN too! so much fun.

After our daily organisation we headed out for an active 10 fitness session. Today we had a focus on our aerobic capacity making sure that our heart rate was ticking over.

We are lucky to have Ms Loren in class this week. She shared a very special text with us that she authored and illustrated herself. The children really enjoyed her story Emma and Jemma.

We found some time to explore our natural surroundings as we headed out to Grevillia reserve for a spot of nature play just before lunch.

In the afternoon we were super creative as we explored art investigations.

Friday Frivolity

Hi all,

Today we were treated to a super assembly with a theme of happiness. This provided us with the provocation of what makes us happy. Below are some of our fabulous responses.

Elnathan – playing soccer with my friends

Alexia – being with my family

Nhial – playing soccer

Nyok – playing with my friends

Charlize – my family

Alana – playing with my friends

Zac – everything in the world

Nahom A – going to the toilet when I need to

Shane – the world

Kobe – my friends that play soccer with me

Bodhi – going to the city to see my family

Dhyani – playing with my sister

Declan – going to the Adelaide Show and playing games

Bibi – picking up rubbish in the yard

Max – playing with Khyle

Khyle – playing with Max

Adum – playing at the playground with all my friends

Jayson – playing with my friends

Mitchell – playing with friends

Nelson – playing with my friends

Harper – seeing my cousins

Mikayla – being with my family

Emily – my family

 

After recess the village was in full swing and boy was it good to see. The learning taking place was phenomenal. Students engaged in provocations that sparked curiosity, creativity and collaboration. We were treated to a puppet show, a ballet concert and iMovie premieres! students created a seating plan for the audience and devised a ticketing system that was welcoming of all. Students used laptops to find guided drawing tutorials where many great character were created. Some students used perseverance to solve some difficult puzzles and as always the home corner was a hit for many as another Village cafe was formed. Others used the time to refine their letter formations as they chose to write about the CLARA learning powers and character strengths. The block corner, Lego and play dough were also very popular areas of exploration throughout investigations.

 

After lunch we headed to the Centre to participate in our weekly Gross Motor Skills circuit. Today our focus was on throwing and catching. Students displayed a growth mindset as they were challenged with various activities using our Adelaide Strikers balls.

 

The day was concluded with prayer, where today’s assistants shared the following reflections:

Prayer

Nahom A – Dear God, thank you for the whole world and thank you for superheroes and all the children and the teachers who help us to learn.

Charlee – Dear God, thank you for giving us this world.

Specks of Gold

Charlee – playing Marco Polo at the playground

Khyle – Max and I played with the hula hoop

Nahom A – playing with my cousins in Mrs Gianakakkis’ class

Character Strengths

Nahom – zest when I watched the fish today

Khyle – zest by doing the hoops

Charlee – Bravery