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Learning the hundred languages

May 10, 2017 Comments Kate Berry

On Wednesday 3 May, Teachers and Educators from St Nicholas Newcastle West and Singleton had our annual professional development day. We all made our way to the lovely Crowne Plaza in the Hunter Valley for our training in Reggio Emilia.

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Reflecting on the image of the child

May 09, 2017 Comments Katherine Muscat

For the educators of St Nicholas Early Education, a day to come together at the Crowne Plaza in the Hunter Valley as an entire agency to think, share, question and explore new ideas was too good an opportunity to pass up.  The guest speaker at the first ever full day of professional learning was Kirsty Liljegren, consultant and lecturer of Reggio Emilia and the Teaching Director of Cornish College Early Learning Centre in Victoria. 

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Three new St Nicholas centres to open

May 03, 2017 Comments Sean Scanlon

The diocese’s childcare agency, St Nicholas Early Education, is set to expand with three new centres to open late 2017 and early 2018. With services already operating at Singleton and Newcastle West, St Nick’s will soon have five centres across the region - opening at Cardiff, Chisholm and also Lochinvar in late 2017 and early 2018 ready for the school year.

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Dinosaur Roar!

May 02, 2017 Comments Emily Skehan, Rochana Price

Following the children’s interest in the Henny Penny Hatchlings, the Yunung room continued to investigate animals that hatch from eggs.

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Our water snail!

April 27, 2017 Comments Madeline Ingold

We are very excited to have a new member of the Creative Cubs Room – our very own water snail!

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Tasting cultural traditions

April 26, 2017 Comments Madeline Ingold

The Creative Cubs have been exploring various cultures – drawing on similarities to, and differences from, our own through meaningful conversations and detailed observations.

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April 13, 2017 Comments Madeline Ingold

In the Dreamers room the children have been really interested in bugs recently.

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Hatching excitement

April 06, 2017 Comments Toni Warburton

This week at Newcastle West, we excitedly welcomed three new fuzzy friends, and some precious ‘soon to be friends’ into Moane too.