From the Team Leader
Welcome to Semester 1 2021 and a big welcome to Turner School!
Our Preschool teaching team consists of:
· Liga Ailte (teacher) and Annie Rebetzke (educator) - Munnagayi
· Sofia Ritman (teacher) and Trina Meredith (educator) - Gudgauar and Gulamany
The names of our preschool classes come from the Ngunnawal language, in recognition of the first inhabitants of this land in Turner. They mean ‘community’ and ‘children’, which resonates with our approach of connections and relationships - between children, staff and the wider Turner community.
The EYLF: Early Years Learning Framework (click on link) is the basis of learning in preschool. This is a vision where 'all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life', and is framed in the three key areas of ‘Belonging, Being, Becoming’.
The Framework conveys the highest expectations for all children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transitions to school. It communicates these expectations through the following five Learning Outcomes:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators.
This term our big question of inquiry links particularly into the ‘Being’ part of the EYLF - ‘Who am I?’. Through group discussions, individual and whole group artwork, games and stories, we will be inquiring into the nature of the self, our beliefs and values and what responsibilities we have for ourselves and others.
We welcome parents and families into Turner School, and there are many opportunities to connect with and contribute to our preschool community.
If you have any questions or would like to talk, please contact your child’s teacher or myself as team leader.
Preschool/Kindergarten Team Leader