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. 

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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.

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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.

We Love our Garden and Community!

During the last few months our children have been very busy planting, picking and caring for our garden.

We have never been so proud of our works, this year our garden looks glorious!!!

We had a lot of snow peas coming out, beautiful herbs have been used for our “Cornucopia” cooking experiences and new Australian native plants have been just added as part of our bush tucker garden project.

We started Bush tucker with a dream of bringing this land’s unique flavours back into the mainstream, so future generations can remain connected to a rich and vibrant history. We want to see a cultural shift towards a sustainable ecosystem, a secure and diverse food supply, and happier, healthier humans.

The inclusion was awesome, the children were very involved in the process of planting and seeding and that they were given information prior to planting.

Our service is committed to building strong links between children, families and local communities and during the past few months we have focused on building respectful relationships with the Indigenous community embedding a culturally respectful program. The centre received a State Government grant which was used to set up an Indigenous garden and we are very excited to host a cleansing ceremony during our coming summer Open day, which will be conducted by a member of Thunderstone Aboriginal cultural Services.

Workshops and educational lessons with local Indigenous members will be run during the Open day and children will have the opportunity to learn about the Indigenous culture and traditions to extend their knowledge about Australian native plants ‘s properties and uses.

From children voices:

“I like picking snow peas in the garden. I have never tried them before. They are my second favourite veggies now” – Lucas, Sparks

“When I am outside, I like to water the plant because plants love water” – Amalia, Creative play

“Rosemaries plants smell so beautifully and the flowers are very pretty” – Maya, Cornucopia

“I like Cornucopia because I can use the herbs from the garden for cooking” – Anna, Cornucopia

“When I go outside I like to watering the plants because they need water to grow up nice and strong” – Amalia, Creative play


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