The importance of drama and performing arts in education

The importance of drama and performing arts in education is significant.

Whether children have the opportunity to perform in theatre productions or help out behind the scenes, studying Drama and Performing Arts not only engages with the creative side of the brain, it also provides an ideal balance in students’ patterns of study.

Top study tips for exams

By Tania Lloyd

As our Senior students prepare to embark on the exam season, it is important that we remind ourselves of the ‘big picture’.

Students will no doubt be feeling stressed and nervous. But if they are well prepared, these feelings can be kept at bay.

Why play based games are important for early learning

By Kathryn Morelli

More and more we are seeing the benefits of play based learning in early childhood. Play allows young children to explore, identify, negotiate, take risks and create meaning from their environment.

Play based learning is described as a “context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they actively engage with people, objects and representations,” (Early Years Learning Framework, 2009).

There are a number of ways that play based games are important for early learning:

The intellectual and cognitive benefits have been well documented.

How to prepare your child for Preschool

By April Cooke and Jacqui Soto 

The advent of Preschool signifies an important milestone in any family. Feelings of excitement and nervousness will no doubt come to the fore for both parents and children alike. For many families, this is the first time your child enters the big wide world alone.

5 benefits to a private education in the early years

By Peter Moulds

Early learning is not just about colouring, painting and playing dress-up. A child’s experience at Preschool can set the foundation for learning for the rest of their life. Early childhood is about learning how to learn.

Our early childhood program is based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy, providing a foundation for literacy learning.

Maddie goes for gold!

FAREWELL: Gillieston Heights swimmer Maddi Elliott sent off in style to her second Paralympics by school mates at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College. Picture: Jonathan Carroll.

Year 12 student Maddison Elliott will tonight compete in her first event at this year’s Paralympics in Rio.