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Beyond Inspired | Harnessing Curiosity in Term 3 – Bonnie’s Pre-Primary Program

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Hear from one of our Pre-Primary (3-6 Years) Directors - Bonnie Chiu and Classroom Assistant Rosalie Dankbaar, as they share the exciting learning that is taking place during Term 3, 2020! Last term, the children thoroughly enjoyed learning about the human body, the function and purpose of their organs and the names of the bones in the body. We finished Term 2 by creating a human organ project and a...
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Beyond Inspired | Harnessing Curiosity in Term 3 – Natasha’s Pre-Primary Program

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Hear from one of our Pre-Primary (3-6 Years) Directors - Natasha Williams and Classroom Assistant Mag O'Hearn, as they share the exciting learning that is taking place during Term 3, 2020! The children are enjoying the continuity and consistency that their Children’s House provides for them and this term we have seen them continue to develop their friendships with old and new friends, their sense of responsibility for themselves, others...
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FMS Garden Update

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We’ve had a busy time moving things around and getting things growing.  At FMS we split our time at the school between teaching and ecological garden management with the odd bit of cooking thrown in. The Seed to Plate program has taken on a life of its own since we started under the wing of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program a couple of years back. Over the seasons, we...
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Beyond Imagined | Growing Pathways – Term 3 in our Toddler 2-3 Program

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Welcome back to Term 3! Things are slowly returning to normal. We continue to prepare the environment with an enhanced layout, some new rugs and a brand-new Air-Conditioning system has been installed. We are very excited to say that with the current advice from NSW Health and WHO that COVID-19 cannot be transmitted through food and that there is no evidence that COVID is a food-borne disease we are all...
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Beyond Accomplished | Expanding Horizons – Upper Primary Program

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As term two draws to an end the children have made great progress in all areas, despite the COVID-19 interruptions to normal school attendance at the end of term one and the beginning of term 2. An ever-increasing amount of lessons have been given in all curriculum areas; though at times it has felt like we were beginning the year all over again.  We all know that learning is important,...
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Beyond Imagined | Growing Pathways – NIDO / Parent Toddler Program

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Our NIDO and Parent Toddler classes are back on site and we’ve all enjoyed being together. For obvious social distancing reasons we now have the NIDO session on Monday morning from 10.30am till 12pm and the Parent Toddler sessions are on Tuesday morning, 9:15am-11:30am. This allows for smaller numbers at any one time in the same space. We really appreciate your cooperation in observing the Covid-19 health and safety guidelines....
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Beyond Imagined | Growing Pathways – Toddler 2-3 Program

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This term, the toddler program has been focusing on getting into a routine, increasing our independence and learning our grace and courtesy. The children had a new teacher and a few new classmates as well this term. The children had to get to know the new children as well and develop a lot of new relationships. We had a rocky start, but sooner rather than later, the children have all...
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Beyond Engaged | Capturing Enthusiasm – Lower Primary 6-9

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The children came back to the classroom eager to learn and slipped back to the normal routine. The classroom was filled with children continuing work that they had done at home, sharing inspiration, curiosity, and excitement for other children. The amount of variation, creativity and inspiration allowed the children to see, learn and explore a variety of concepts using many mediums. This term, older children worked on ‘spelling rules’ exploring...
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Beyond Inspired | Harnessing Curiosity – Bonnie’s Pre-Primary Program

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The Montessori Pre-Primary 3-6 Program is designed as a three-year cycle. The knowledge the children acquire in the first two years take form and now they are challenged to extend on their learning and be open to new possibilities and concepts. The teachers and children form a bond within this three-year cycle and the teachers know what materials to provide to support each individual child. The third year (kindergarten year)...
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Beyond Inspired | Harnessing Curiosity – Christine’s Pre-Primary Program

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Firstly, thank you to Estelle (Antoine’s mum) and her family for volunteering their time to be our class parents. Thank you to all our families that are continuously contributing to the smooth functioning of our classroom. The Prepared Environment in a 3-6 classroom encourages children to consider both objects and others. Because the environment is adapted to their inner needs, it is attractive and stimulating to them. Everything in the...
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