SPECIAL PROGRAMMES (included in fees)
In addition to the Learning Centre programme, we also offer:
Bonkers Beat Music & Wellbeing: Our educators run special Music groups every day, to introduce the children to a variety of multicultural music and basic musical concepts. This is based on Bonkers Beat Music and Wellbeing, teaching children through music, and encouraging physical wellbeing and relaxation through yoga and meditation.
Gross Motor: We run Fundamental Movement Skills programs with the support of the Munch & Move Program developed by NSW Health. The educators work with children in small groups, teaching and targeting specific fundamental movement skills for learning and practice such as balance, throwing and catching, and basic skills required for sporting activities.
Library Visits: The children in our preschool group attend library excursions every second Tuesday. Dates are confirmed by the Lane Cove Library. This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to develop a sense of belonging to the local community, learn road safety rules, and enjoy a group time at the library, before borrowing books.
Incursions: We have incursions once every one or two months. These are based on cultural celebrations as well as children’s interests. There is a combination of ways in which the incursions are run, as well as the themes, including: storytelling, puppetry, music and movement, exploring nature, and sustainability, amongst others. These generate a $10 surcharge if families sign permission.
EXTRA CIRRICULAR ACTIVITIES (additional fees – optional for parents to enrol in)
Passion Performing Arts: These dance and movement classes are wonderful for the children’s music and movement skills and allow them to express themselves in a physical and creative way, with a fun and enthusiastic dance teacher and also does an end of year concert for her students.
Aria Music: “Little Mozart Keyboard Classes” are specifically designed piano/keyboard lessons for 3-5 year olds.
Mini Pro Tennis: The program designed to help teach and build confidence in developing fundamental and perceptual motor skills in children. This helps them develop the skills for not only tennis but the skills to cross over to many other sports.
[C]hildren need multiple ways to build a solid identity and connections with those around them – their families, peers, role models, culture and community, and the natural world. Children bring a powerful drive to learn and understand what’s around them. They learn best when offered interesting materials, ample time, and opportunity to investigate, transform and invent.” (Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments – by Deb Curtis and Maggie Carter, 2003)