Campbell House News
Relationships are integral to creating a sense of belonging within the Campbell House community. At the beginning of the year we place high importance on encouraging children to build new relationships with each other, their educators, the environment and resources as well as themselves. Relationships with others build a child’s sense of belonging and identity. Ensuring the children feel comfortable, happy and secure in their new environment will support them to interact with their peers and teachers.
Through discussions and interactions with the children, educators have begun to emphasise how important we are to each other within our group to encourage a sense of belonging. Children have begun to share their thoughts about what it means to belong to the Blue Gum Room and how this impacts on others. The children have created a circle of hands to represent a circle of belonging and being part of a community that cares for one another.
Mrs Helen Nicolaou
Blue Gum Teacher
Curriculum in Campbell House
The Reggio Emilia Philosophy is a driving agent in the educational approach towards teaching and learning in Campbell House.
The Early Years Learning Framework Australia, sets a clear national set of guidelines for effective education in numerous spheres. The guidelines recognise the various areas of development that are critical for teaching and caring for young children.
The National Framework sets the key reference points for the provision of attention to physical, social, emotional and academic areas necessary for healthy development and the commencement of formal learning.
Through emphatic use of the principles of the Reggio Emilia Philosophy – which embraces the knowledge that young children are competent, capable and confident – the Early Years Learning Framework is utilised fully by educators in Campbell House.
An educational foundation in Campbell House is our pursuit in order to promote:
- successful learners
- confident and creative individuals
- active and informed citizens.
Planning and programming executed by our ELC educators attests to the adherence of building strong personal and educational foundations in young learners. Parents will see evidence of this in daily journals, projects in classrooms and information in The Blue Ribbon articles and mystcatherines. Also, in discussions with your children about their learning.
All drivers are urged to ensure children exit their vehicles on the kerbside only. Please do not allow children to alight from the roadside door of vehicles. Parents are asked to note the following guidelines regarding children’s road safety:
- Young children should hold an adult’s hand whilst walking in and out of the School gates
- Children must enter and exit cars from the kerbside of the car, not from the roadside
- The School crossing in Heyington Place must be used if the road needs to be crossed
- Double parking and other illegal parking are extremely dangerous and must be avoided
- Children should not be led or encouraged to walk between and behind cars.
We ask for assistance from every adult in the School community, whether driving or walking, to keep all pedestrians safe. School areas are traditionally busy and always involve children who are wanting to chat with friends or family about the day and not fully aware of their surroundings.