Establishing a community of learners

At Campbell House, the beginning of the School year has seen the children begin to establish and develop relationships with their peers, educators and their new learning environment. Whilst the children start to familiarise themselves with their new environment, group routines and expectations are established.  Values such as kindness, respect and empathy are discussed and role modelled, and are all part of understanding what it means to be a community of learners.

To support children to feel safe, secure and ready for learning, establishing strong relationships in the classroom environment are essential. During the initial weeks of term, this has been a focus for our educators and highlights the importance of developing these connections at this early stage.

Children are curious and confident learners and as their relationships continue to strengthen they will become even more confident with their learning.

Ensuring that every child feels a sense of security and belonging within the school enables each child to accept and participate actively in transforming situations that are part of learning experiences.” Loris Malaguzzi

At the Early Learning Centre, we view our young learners as being confident, competent and capable. As educators observe and become more familiar with each child individually as well as the collective group, the educational program and learning experiences are tailored to both individual needs and the group learning.

The programs are designed to nurture and foster the children’s innate curiosity and eagerness to learn. And the foundations are certainly set for a wonderful year of learning and discovery ahead.

Ms Sarah Bethune, Head of Early Learning Centre