Term 4 is shaping up to be a very busy one. In Week 7 and 8 the Preschool students will be having transition visits to the R-2 class, the Lutheran School and the Maitland Campus. Year 2 students will be participating in transition visits to Maitland Campus. Swimming lessons will be held in Week 7 and Week 9 will see our Graduation, End of Year Party and beach trip to Port Victoria.
The Child Health & Development (CHAD)Team are a multi-disciplinary team who work with children 0-7 years at risk of falling behind in their developmental milestones and also support children living with a disability. The CHAD Team are working on a project to provide a culturally appropriate service to the Aboriginal families who use their service. There are several elements to the project, one being to provide culturally welcoming spaces.
The CHAD team will be working with the R-2 students to create artwork which will be installed in the child health and development therapy areas. The hope is that this artwork will not only provide an aesthetic impact but also engage the children to promote conversation and support connection.
Working in collaboration with Sonya Rankine as part of their Narungga Language lessons, students will be participating in local excursions including Buthera’s Rock to take photographs of what is meaningful to them on Narungga country. This will then form the artwork for the CHAD team. This project is very exciting as it encompasses art, digital technologies and Narungga culture and language.
Dream Time Aroha Donation
Dreamtime Aroha are an Aboriginal owned and operated business who make little Jarjum babies. They are a not for profit who have a Pay it Forward program where people can donate funds. These funds are then used to send out these Jarjums to community day care centres, parents and families in need and Aboriginal Schools and Preschools.
We were very fortunate to receive a gift of 10 little Jarjums which have been a big hit with our kids. It is great for our students to see themselves reflected and the dolls are absolutely stunning. The students have already taken them for a walk around the community showing them their new home. Please find Dreamtime Aroha on Instagram or at their website if you would like to donate to this fantastic organisation.
Term 4 will see several excursions happening for the Point Pearce students.
- Local excursions on country as part of the CHAD project for the R-2 class.
- The Preschool and R-2 class will be travelling to Adelaide together on the 30th November. The Preschool will be enjoying a day at the Zoo. R-2 students who missed out on the Monarto Overnight Safari will also be joining them.
- The remainder of the class will be attending an Artist workshop as part of the Taranathi Art Exhibition at the South Australian Art Gallery. They will participate in a workshop based on the work of Fitzroy Crossing artist Tom Prince Sidden. Thanks to Sonya Rankine for winning a grant of $1000 from the Art Gallery of SA to cover travel costs to enable our students to access this great experience.
- End of year celebration to Port Victoria beach for swimming, exploring the rock pools, beach play and finishing off with hot chips and ice blocks!