Month: September 2021

There are many parts to the whole…

As the Preps work individually on provocations, remote learning can feel isolating and as though we are learning in a bubble. We, as educators, have been provoking students to explore concepts that ultimately support students’ collective understandings and projects. Collectively, Preps identified that creativity needs to be defined in multiple ways. We recognise that we …

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Bells and Marbles, Solid and Hollow, and a Concert!

What better way to swing into our Spring Holidays than to share our student’s creative passion for music. It is such an inspiration to see their learning achievements and musical engagement. Students from across the school were invited to make a contribution that they were proud to share. We have received a fabulous variety of …

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Visual Art: Sending positive messages to the world – patterning on found objects. Year 1-6 Visual Art

Sending Messages of Hope in Small Things- This week we will find imaginative ways to send messages out to the world using pattern ideas we have developed over the past few weeks. This week we shared a message to the world that help to lift people’s spirits and create a feeling of well-being and happiness. …

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Inquiry

This term we have made connections to museums through the experiences and the opportunities the children have had at Sovereign Hill. We have continued to research, discuss and build our collective understanding through dialogic pedagogies. The children have deepened their connection through reversing the lens of the museum from the past to the present and …

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Creating Sculptural forms from collected materials…

Prep students Last week I was so impressed with the amazing Stick sculptures the Prep students made! They were wonderful! What I noticed was that the Preps all experimented with a range of materials to create really original sculptures. This week, we continued playing around with sticks and we made a dwelling or home for …

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I see creativity in the prep neighborhood, in the garden where there is lots of nature. Jesse

Nature and our courtyard garden have been a consistent point of reference and connection throughout our research and discoveries into our collective understanding of creativity. We have constantly sought opportunities for deepening this connection whenever and wherever possible.  I see creativity when we are looking in the garden.       Arlo I see creativity when I look …

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