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Beyond Imagined | Growing Pathways – Term 3 in Birth-3 at FMS

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Matty van Drempt and Emma Elegado-Kotulic share the exciting learning in the Birth-3 Program during Term 3 so far. NIDO / Parent Toddler We’re all enjoying being together and being able to meet. Thank you to all our families  for following the COVID-19 procedures put in place to keep us all safe. In the NIDO class, 3 of the children are just pulling up and starting to walk. It’s great...
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Beyond Accomplished – Expanding Horizons

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“I always get excited preparing for Jump Rope for Heart.  It happens every year in springtime and I get an adrenalin rush counting down the days.  Because of COVID-19 our parents won’t be able to come and watch us this year but we’re thinking about organising a live stream so they can watch from home or work.” This will be Maree Barbara’s tenth year of raising money for the Heart...
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Beyond Engaged | Capturing Enthusiasm in Term 3 – Lower Primary 6-9

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In a Montessori classroom, there is a constant but organic flow of children transitioning between environments. The children move from the more home-like 3-6 to the exploratory 6-9 to the world-wide 9-12. Through these transitions, there are changes in dynamics that allow for more the growth of ideas and inspiration. We are proud of our older children who have stepped up as role models. They have been working with the...
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Beyond Accomplished | Expanding Horizons in Term 3 – Upper Primary Program

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The classroom continues to be a community of learning with the children actively exploring, discovering and sharing with the Montessori concepts and materials.  Great work continues with each day presenting something new and stimulating.  Within this community, the children are initiating, sharing, collaborating, researching and creating great work. With so much happening in the world, the past four weeks of Term 3 have felt like starting the year all over...
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Beyond Inspired | Harnessing Curiosity in Term 3 – Christine’s Pre-Primary Program

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Hear from one of our Pre-Primary (3-6 Years) Directors - Christine Wright and Classroom Assistants Dharini and Viviane, as they share the exciting learning that is taking place during Term 3, 2020! Welcome back everyone! Term three is well and truly underway, the children are steadily working across all subject areas and are having a lot of fun doing so. The five year olds are gaining knowledge on their cultural...
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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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