Learning Journeys2021-05-04T08:23:35+00:00

The Aeon Learning Journeys Blog

This blog series documents the evolving and exciting learning journeys that flourish within Aeon’s programs. At Aeon Academy, we understand that learning is a lifelong journey and we strive to be an organisation that supports & celebrates that journey.

Everything we do is about nurturing the creative spark in children and inspiring them to learn through creativity and play. We provide a safe learning environment where children can exercise their imaginative problem solving, build their compassion, engage in enjoyable playful experiences and explore endless possibilities. We value Nature Play and see the environment as a key teaching tool. 

A Sparks Journey into Colour

This week Sparks have been exploring the book “The Colours of us” by Karen Katz, as a literacy exploration into diversity.
In the story the author talks about the different shades of brown. The main character sees and recognises differences and similarities in her friend’s skin, hair and eye colours and learns, as she paints their portraits, how to show the different colours.
The Sparks children had the opportunity to discover their own shade of brown by mixing red, yellow, black and white together to match their skin colour and paint their own portraits. Each child enjoyed exploring their appearance by looking at the mirror and finding their own colours.
This group art and literacy project allowed the children to explore the concept of identity and connectedness and encouraged a sense of belonging and confidence.

We Want To Hear From You

Help us make Aeon even better!

Aeon Academy’s commitment to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children has seen us partner with Be You; the national mental health in education initiative delivered by Beyond Blue. Your perspective matters to us and by completing our Aeon Academy ‘Be You’ Family Survey we will be better able to meet your family’s evolving needs.

Surveys take time and we appreciate your effort so here’s a little thank you…Complete the Survey by clicking the link below (by Good Friday) then send us a quick email to let us know you have and your family will go into the draw to win 2 places in the full day program of your choice these holidays!

A Flourishing Garden Space

At Aeon Academy we have a strong commitment to nature play and sustainability. Our garden is an essential element of our curriculum and it is a quiet space for the children to get away from the hustle and bustle. We are currently starting our autumn-winter crops and we are still harvesting heritage tomatoes and refreshing the rocket patch. We also have planted brassicas (cauliflower & broccoli) carrots and peas and our sunflowers still stand gloriously catching the sun’s rays.

Our Bush Tucker garden has enjoyed the mild summer and is growing strongly: offering more and more opportunities for the children to develop an appreciation of Australia’s rich Indigenous heritage. The children get involved in every aspect of the garden, which includes not only planting seeds and seedlings, but caring for, harvesting and seed saving from the plants. Children are learning about life cycles of plants and of insects and animals that visit the garden. Some of our bugs are good for the garden, and some bugs are not so good.

They have access to fresh organic vegetables free from nasty chemicals and, because the fresh veggies go straight from the garden to our Cornucopia cooking classes the nutrients in the produce is not lost. Children are learning that they can grow good healthy food to fuel their bodies and their minds. This may take the form of working with the plants, or sitting down with a storybook in the shade. They’re self-regulating when they come to the garden for some peace and quiet if other areas are overwhelming them at the time.

If would you like to make any donations for our garden resources please come to see us at the front office.

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