ELC – Campbell House: a wonderful place to be

It has been wonderful to observe the sights and sounds of happy chatter and smiling faces filling the Early Learning Centre this week as the children returned from the term break. The children are positively eager to re-connect with their peers and the program. At a time when there is so much uncertainty, the ELC provides a familiar haven for the children to learn, be in the moment and enjoy the joys of childhood.

Our focus as educators for this first week of term has been to support the children to resume their usual routine in the educational setting. This includes re-connecting with the classroom program and current interests and inquiries; and re-connecting with peers and educators to re-establish these connections and relationships after the break. It is also important for the children to re-familiarise themselves with classroom routines and expectations as they adjust to being back in this group learning environment. 

We have an exciting term of learning planned for the children. There are many interesting inquiries offered in each classroom and many more will evolve as the children’s natural wonderings lead to further discussion and learning.

The children in the ELC are undertaking a project to establish an Indigenous Garden in our playground. They have commenced discussions and plans for this and we are excited to see how this takes shape. This a wonderful opportunity to connect the children with Indigenous plants, culture and language.

Our full complement of specialist classes will be implemented this term. The specialist teachers will be implementing these sessions of the following days:

Monday  Physical Education with Mrs Jenny De Nardis
Tuesday Library with Ms Cindy Requin
Wednesday French with Monsieur Andrew Gold (4-year-old classes only)
Thursday Music sessions with Kate Phillips

Due to the risk-minimisation strategies that we are implementing at this current time, there are some modifications to the equipment used in Physical Education and Music sessions.

We look forward to an exciting term of learning and discovery in Campbell House.


Ms Sarah Bethune, Head of ELC