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.
Every Tuesday morning for 5 weeks we will be involved in Little Athletics clinics. being involved in Athletics gives us a chance to develop our big motor skills as well as improve our balance and coordination.
Have a look at some photos of us getting involved with today’s activity…
This week, for Shared Reading, we have been reading the book “Ngana Ngai?” (Who Am I?) This is a book written in the Kaurna language and translated in English. The book has facts about native Australian Animals and identifies defining features about them.
We also read a book called Heads and Tails by John Carty. This book was similar in that it gave information about different animals and then we had to guess which animal it was giving clues about.
This week we have been working on producing our own Who am I books.. Have a look at a few me made and read some of our clues.
Athian: Who I am I? I have whiskers, I sleep and roar – I am a lion
Tanish: Who am I? I have a tail, I have spots and I am fast. I am a cheetah
Lina: Who am I, I am a frog
Anthony: I have two legs, I am a duck
Ekmann: Who am I? I have a tail, I have a body, I have four legs, I am a horse
Carmelo: Who am I, I am like something from a movie, I am at the start of king of monsters, I am “the something”
`This afternoon I overheard Celina suggesting to Yasmin that they make a map of the school.
“Yeah! so we can find my cousin…the school is so big you could get lost here” Yasmin added
The girls went and found the tools they needed to make their maps. They collaboratively gathers pencils, textas, scissors, clipboards and white paper.
“there is a Center…go to the short cut to the log park” Yasmin said
“the playground is where you start, follow it round and round all the way to the center” Celina
Why would we need a map of the school? I asked.
“um because then you can follow it, you can teach people like Yasmin’s cousin about which way to go” Celina said
“or if you want to find my cousin you can look at all these places for him” Yasmin added
“the school has changed though, there is some dug up parts. there is orange all around so you can’t walk through a short cut way, you have to change where you go” Celina shared her observations of change within our school
“yeah i saw that, i don’t know why its all dug up, i saw the diggers then digging it up maybe they are making it not bumpy any more” Yasmin said
“I feel like they are going to plants some flowers, like bright yellow ones because its spring” Celina said
“oh log park we have to draw log park” Yasmin suggested
“we should be able to find my cousin now” Yasmin said