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Strong & Capable

The children have settled back into school beautifully. Every day they demonstrate what strong and capable children they are, following our daily routines with ease and confidence. It is a joy to have them back! We continue our inquiry into what it means to “collaborate”. To grow the children’s understanding of “collaboration” and make connections …

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Prep projects are up and running.

This week, a special delivery arrived in our Prep Neighbourhood. This delivery highlighted the energy around our prep projects. These projects are student-driven responses to our year’s inquiries into ‘creativity’. Each of the projects are now gaining momentum and will be a wonderful way to reflect and celebrate our year’s learning together. Our projects will …

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Staying Connected and Coming Together

Our collective efforts to stay connected through lockdown and remote learning have been paid forward over the last 2 weeks. Children appeared grounded in their social connections, providing an air of confidence as they smoothly and joyfully rekindled friendships and settled into neighbourhood routines. We, as educators, could feel the sense of community and belonging …

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It didn’t come from instructions, it came from my imagination. Matilda

Complexity or Simplicity in Creativity Over the term break, whilst looking through the Prep Creativity documentation, a recorded conversation and a piece of artwork, created from an online provocation, continually drew our attention.These insights into children’s thinking ignited ideas of exploring creativity through complexity and simplicity. Albie- I think creativity is when, like, you make …

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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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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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Finding Creativity in Remote Learning

As our collective inquiries into ‘creativity’ continued to find interesting project pathways in our Neighbourhood, remote learning was upon us, ‘creating’ its own interesting opportunities to further explore these pathways in different environments. These pathways include using our courtyard garden to inspire and create, the continuing discoveries about creative storytelling in both the Learning Commons and …

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Becoming documentors and observers of children’s instinctive processes of creating.

Term 2 has begun in earnest in the Prep Neighbourhood. We have been very keen to capitalise on the excitement generated by understanding what it means to become a writer and the important place writing has in our world. We set provocations to encourage children to recognise the multiple ways we communicate as communities, including …

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