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Girls playing with tea party toys

The Importance and Possibilities of Play

Play matters! In fact, there has never been a more prolific time than now for research into the importance of play. In this blog post, Kim Moroney Education Officer of Early Learning at the Catholic Schools Office in Newcastle advocates for the importance of play for every child.

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Learning STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths

Learning Stem: Part 2

In part 2 of our 2-part series on STEM, we follow up with My Stepping Stones, Leichhardt on their journey of implementing STEM and robotics in their centre.

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poster paints

Choosing The Right Paint

With so many paints available to foster creativity, here we give you a summary of all the different types – plus, we give you our top tips on how to best use paint within the classroom environment.

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An engaging classroom by @learningthroughplay

Setting Up Your Classroom For The Year Ahead

With over 60,000 instagram followers, Heidi Overbye  inspires teachers around the world with her creative flair,  spectacular learning spaces and inspiring lessons on a daily basis. Here she shares five ways to help prepare teachers for the school year ahead.

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Anxiety in young kids is common

How To Support Students Who Struggle With Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is common in many children, and teachers all over the country deal with it every year.  Sonja Walker, Founder of Kids First Children’s Services shares her successful strategies for supporting both children and parents.

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Garden with art made by children covering the rocks

Gardening Within The School

At Kindlehill School located in the semi-rural setting within the Blue Mountains area,  it is usual to find students playing inside a pea teepee, eating and picking  peas and beans from the living structure.

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