On Tuesday evening St Nicholas Newcastle West and Singleton educators came together for training on Aboriginal perspectives in early childhood by Cherie from Speaking in Colour. This was an informative professional development session on the holistic immersion of the Aboriginal culture for our services and provided some great resources on creating a culturally diverse program.
During outdoor play experiences, many of the Creative Cubs were very curious about the gardening that Lisa was doing outside. Upon asking, we learned that Lisa was cutting sprigs of rosemary off the rosemary plant in order to make it healthy and to keep growing – just like when we get haircuts.
This week, children from the Moane room at St Nicholas Newcastle West have all been celebrating and learning about Chinese New Year. This traditional festival has been celebrated for more than four thousand years.