St Nick's Early Education takes a NAIDOC week excursion IMAGE Early Education

St Nick's Early Education takes a NAIDOC week excursion

July 10, 2018 Kate Berry

The children of Mowane Room at St Nick's at Newcastle West attended the NAIDOC Week community day held at Newcastle foreshore. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

A day of development: St Nick's educators unpack cup theory and learn about wellbeing IMAGE Early Education

A day of development: St Nick's educators unpack cup theory and learn about wellbeing

July 10, 2018 Britten Thompson

Imagine it is possible to see the needs of those around you. Imagine you could see these needs as different cups: fun, power, freedom, survival and love and belonging.

Nurturing curiosity: the importance of play-based learning IMAGE Early Education

Nurturing curiosity: the importance of play-based learning

July 03, 2018 Britten Thompson, Kerri Armstrong

There is an innateness to the curiosity of young children. It is this natural curiosity which drives children to explore, experience and discover as they learn about the world around them and their place within it, all with a sense of wonderment and abandon.

St Nick’s kids enjoy framing their own experiences IMAGE Early Education

St Nick’s kids enjoy framing their own experiences

June 25, 2018 Joanne Isaac

St Nicholas Early Education at Lochinvar only opened recently, but already visitors to the centre can see the ingenuity and creativity of both the children and their educators on display. There are fairy gardens set up outside windows and three-year-olds solving the problem of how to retrieve dinosaurs from hard to reach places.

Self-directed experiential learning: the philosophy behind St Nicholas Early Education IMAGE Early Education

Self-directed experiential learning: the philosophy behind St Nicholas Early Education

June 19, 2018 Britten Thompson

Curiosity drives infants and toddlers to explore and experience the world around them. It is this innate curiosity which inspires a child’s interest in developing an understanding of their surroundings and their place within life. With the importance of curiosity in mind, it is essential to nurture the desire for discovery and expanded horizons in all children.

UPDATED: Early education a vision for the future IMAGE Early Education

UPDATED: Early education a vision for the future

June 12, 2018 Britten Thompson

After opening early education centres in Chisholm, Cardiff and Lochinvar this year, you might think Diocesan Chief Executive Officer, Sean Scanlon, has plans to rest on his laurels - but there’s no rest and relaxation when it comes to St Nicholas early education.

St Nick's video a hit! IMAGE Early Education

St Nick's video a hit!

June 04, 2018 John Kingsley-Jones

Media coverage of the recent official opening and blessing by Bishop Bill of the new St Nick’s early education centre at Lochinvar was very positive.