St Nicholas Early Education’s open day - held last Friday - was a staggering success.
Building a sense of community in each child is an important part of early education. At St Nick’s, we work to develop community engagement by embarking on excursions out into the surrounding neighborhood, inviting local community members to visit our centres and supporting local initiatives such as the recent drought appeal.
Each St Nick’s centre is woven into the local community and each centre plays an important role in building bright futures and creating positive outcomes for the children we teach and care for each day.
The children of Mowane Room at St Nick's at Newcastle West attended the NAIDOC Week community day held at Newcastle foreshore. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.
Imagine it is possible to see the needs of those around you. Imagine you could see these needs as different cups: fun, power, freedom, survival and love and belonging.
There is an innateness to the curiosity of young children. It is this natural curiosity which drives children to explore, experience and discover as they learn about the world around them and their place within it, all with a sense of wonderment and abandon.
St Nicholas Early Education at Lochinvar only opened recently, but already visitors to the centre can see the ingenuity and creativity of both the children and their educators on display. There are fairy gardens set up outside windows and three-year-olds solving the problem of how to retrieve dinosaurs from hard to reach places.