Entries by Robyn Pointing

Bush Kindy Program

Our bush kindy adventure has continued again at Paradise Point Kindyland. The children capably recalled the rules they had learnt last week as they headed off to collect some gum nuts, autumn leaves and paperbark. They talked about the ways paper bark was used by aboriginal people. Together they undertook their acknowledgement to country and…

Extra-Curricular Activities

Gold Coast Kindyland Kids provides a range of extra-curricular activities that compliment our Exceeding programs and maximise learning opportunities for your child. These include our Maggie Moo Music program, Petit Ballet Aus and Let’s Nabei – Language program (all costs covered by centre) In addition to this Soccer Simon (SIBA Soccer) attends Harbour Town and Runaway Bay centres  weekly during school…

Montessori Maths – Binomial Cube

Once the binomial cube as been mastered, the child can move onto the trinomial cube. Through demonstration, the child is taught how to deconstruct and reconstruct the cube. The child can use the control image if needed. This material prepares the child for maths and later algebra. learning the concrete before the abstract. the formula…

National Sorry Day

Today is National Sorry Day. May we all acknowledge and raise awareness of the history and continued effect of the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as part of the Stolen Generation who were forcibly removed from their families, communities and culture. National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared…

Montessori – Nature Awareness

At our Paradise Point Kindyland centre, the children and educators worked collaboratively to collect these natural resources for the Autumn Nature Table. This supports children to develop a deeper connection with nature whilst engaging in meaningful sensory, science and mathematics concepts. “When children come into contact with nature they reveal their strength.” Maria Montessori

National Families Week

What does family mean to you? This week is National Families Week. From 15-21 May, we celebrate the strength and diversity of all Australian families Harbour Town Kindyland Kindergarten children created family portraits in the lead up to National Families Week.

Montessori Practical Life

Practical life in Montessori is purposeful activity, develops motor control and coordination, and develops independence, concentration, and a sense of responsibility. The exercises in practical life cover two main areas of development: care of self, and care of the environment.

Montessori Maths – Number Rods

Montessori learning environments take a unique approach to teaching math: The carefully designed math materials take an abstract concept, such as “length,” and make it into concrete materials that children can hold in their hands. The Number Rods help a child begin his understanding of the numbers 1 through 10