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    Shifting from ‘Nature Play’ to ‘Nature Pedagogy’ (NOR)

    Date: June 26, 2018

    Time: 6:30 am to 8:30 am

    “Have you started bringing nature play into your service? Are you unsure what it should look like? Is it authentic nature? Is it deepening children’s connection to the Earth? Are the children freely taking risks? … Or are you adding in bits of nature because its in the EYLF and NQF but you dont really know why or what it should look like in your program and want to go deeper? Kimberley Beasley has 20 years experience in Early Childhood and has designed over 60 early childhood outdoor play spaces. She lectures at 2 of Western Australia’s universities on early childhood environments and curriculum and has also researched what young children want in an outdoor play space”

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    ART CLUB – YOUNG ILLUSTRATORS

    Date: August 1, 2018

    Time: 3:30 am to 4:30 am

    ART CLUB: YOUNG ILLUSTRATORS This year we are going to make a book! Each month we will meet to learn about the art of illustration. Be inspired by your favourite illustrators and comic book artists. We will learn how to use graphite, pen & ink, collage and watercolours. We will learn about perspective, anatomy and expressive drawing. Get tips on how to design characters, draw animals and more. Build your skills in drawing, painting and illustrating. CLASS INFORMATION MONTHLY CLUB Class Length: 60 minutes Dates: Begins Wednesday 7th March, once a month. Time: 3.45pm on Wednesdays Cost: $20 per class, or buy a class pass. Fruit snack provided. Teacher: Samantha Hughes Maximum Number of Students: 10

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    ART CLUB – ART LAB

    Date: August 8, 2018

    Time: 3:30 am to 4:30 am

    ART CLUB: ART LAB We have combined our love of science and our love of making art into an amazing art experience. Explore science through art making. Our experiments are part scientific learning and part crazy art making. Our Art Specialist will guide you through different experiments and scientific inquiry on our topic of the month. Learn about astronomy, geology, human biology, zoology, botany, gelotology and more. Each student will receive an Art Scientist journal page to record their findings as we discuss liquids, forces, electricity and more. Build your skills in different sciences, problem solving, making, painting and drawing. CLASS INFORMATION MONTHLY CLASS Class Length: 60 minutes Dates: Begins Wednesday 14th of February. We meet once a month. Time: 3.45pm on Wednesdays, includes a fruit snack. Cost: $20 per class, or buy a class pass Teacher: Jane Barwell Maximum Number of Students: 10 10 CLASS PASS PURCHASE INSTRUCTIONS Select any date. Click on Tickets. Choose 10 Class Pass Your pass can be collected at your first class. It will be valid until December 31st 2018. USEFUL INFORMATION Everyone is welcome. Physical and neurological diversity is beautiful. Please let us know if you have any special needs or if you are bringing a carer along. Making art is messy. Please wear old clothes, or bring an art shirt. Making art can make you thirsty. Please bring a water bottle. Making art makes us happy! Our friendy Teaching Artists can’t wait to make some art with you

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    Harry Potter’s Biggest Feast

    Date: August 10, 2018

    Time: 6:30 am to 9:00 am

    ARRY POTTER’s BIGGEST FEAST is being held on Friday 10 August 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm. $30.00 per person for a night of fun Games, DJ, Play on all the Simulators Food: The Biggest Feast Dress: Harry Potter Theme Beverages will be available to purchase from the Cafe Head to our website for further information http://thesimulationcentre.com.au/events-coming-up/ This event is suitable for 5 years and above. It is a family friendly evening with plenty of fun. Tickets are sold at $30.00 per entry/per person, playing or not.

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    Literacy and Learning in Kindergarten August 2018

    Date: August 30, 2018

    Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 am

    Kindergarten is a period of huge potential learning. Kindergarten learning is optimised when an ‘early childhood’ approach is balanced with explicit instruction. This seminar explores: -What the research explains are the most essential pre-literacy skills for 3 & 4 year olds; phonemic awareness, alphabet knowledge and oral language – vocabulary and the ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences. -How can these skills be facilitated? Answer: 3-5 minute sessions presented several times in a day. -Screening: After 6 weeks of instruction skill acquisition is reviewed by presenting a sub-test on the PLD Pre-Literacy Screen. -The tracking of progress will identify the children who require additional attention and will focus staff. -Short ‘speech pathology’ derived oral language activities which facilitate the ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences. -Researchers consistently advocate for early intervention and preventative programs in the early years. -Children receive their best start when an early childhood approach is balanced with explicit systematic instruction.

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