unit of inquiry term 1 - STEAM

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As part of our programming at Killara Kids, we have incorporated STEAM into our daily activities. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths and incorporates everyday activities such as making, solving, calculating, creating, building, constructing, designing and inventing, just to name a few.

It is commonly said that if an education destroys a students love of learning, then it has failed.

The number one benefit of STEAM is that it develops children’s love of learning. Instilling that passion and drive to learn is at it’s most crucial stage during the elementary years.

During our STEAM program we hope that students engage and apply concepts in a deeper, more thorough way, leading to a greater understanding of the ideas. STEAM is creative and adaptable, making it accessible to children of all levels of ability. Even within one team, various ability levels can work together and learn together.

Our aim for this program is to foster children’s creativity and allow them to think critically when tackling tricky ideas, while also providing them the resources and direction to flourish in these areas.

Children will expect to see activities such as cooking delicious food, creating towers out of sticks, programming on computers during code rangers, creating volcanoes and more. At Killara Kids we believe that children can learn through play and we hope to instill a love of learning in the children that participate in these activities.

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POLICY UPDATES

(for family review)

More coming in 2018

 

Killara Kids PMC

Killara Kids is a not-for-profit centre run by a Parent Management Committe.  Our PMC meets about once a term to ensure the service is managed according to legislation, acts, relevant guidelines & regulations.  We discuss ways to improve the service to the families of KPS.  If you would be interested in joining our committee & helping to run such an important service please speak to Katie.

OUR NEXT MEETING: TBC in 2018

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Co-Presidents: Diana Zihlmann & Melissa Brunner

Secretary: Bianca Cannon  Treasurer: Ben Newey  

To contact the committee: kkcommittee@bigpond.com

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KKids Activities Term 1 2018

KK soccer skills

Monday (PM)

This term Killara kids will be running a soccer skills class. Each week we will have a coach from Got Game to teach us soccer skills.  Kids will have the opportunity to really get involved in a team sport progressing to learn techniques and ball skills they didn’t previously have.

 

taekwondo

Tuesday (AM)

This class books out quickly each term! Taekwondo and other Martial Arts have been proven to be a great outlet for children.  This child-focused class teaches children:

  • To develop resilience, a skill they will take through life
  • Focus and concentration
  • A sense of wellbeing & an understanding of how to live life well

 

sURVIVAL SKILLS (YR 3 - 6)

Tuesday (PM)

This brand-new program looks at different survival skills each week for a 4-week block.  The program covers; orienteering, shelter building, science skills & tinkering.

 

mandarin native speakers

Wednesday AM

Many of the children who attend Killara Kids speak Mandarin at home with their families & friends.  We would like our families and children to opportunity to extend on this skill with our new Native Speakers class.

Native Speakers will be running this term on a Wednesday morning from 8:00am - 8:45am
The additional cost of this class is $88 for an 8-week program (all stationary & equipment included)

 

visual arts class

Wednesday (PM)

This brand-new program offers children the opportunity to explore the arts.  This course focuses on mixed media and will allow children to explore a different artform each week.  The program is designed for children of all and mixed abilities. 

 

kk chess club

Thursday (AM)

This term Killara Kids will be running the KK Chess Club.  Each week we will have a coach from the Sydney Academy of Chess give lessons to the kids. Beginners will learn how to play & the rules of chess, progressing to learn some basic checkmates & strategies when they are ready.  Intermediate players will learn about opening strategies, game tactics & endgames, improving their calculation & foresight skills.

 

dance group

This term Killara Kids will be running the KK Dance group. The kids will do an 8-week workshop learning hip-hop dance techniques & a routine which they will be able to show to their family & friends

 

Drama Class

An 8-week impro workshop.  The afternoon classes will focus on:

  • skills associated with self-expression 
  • Public speaking
  • Lateral thinking
  • Cooperation

All through some wacky & engaging skills

 

Homework Club

Monday & Tuesday (PM)

Homework club at Killara Kids allows your child

  • A quiet place to complete their homework in the afternoon
  • An educator to help when things get tricky
  • An educator to read to (if they have a home reader)

Homework club will be running this term on a Wednesday & Thursday afternoon from 3:45pm - 4:15pm

To book in for any of these activities.  Please fill out the online form HERE