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Building Progress: Spring is Here and All Hands are on Deck

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The construction site of our school is busier than it has ever been. We have plumbers, stonemasons, landscapers, roofers, bricklayers, plasters, electricians, steel fixers and concreters on site, just to name a few.

The Early Learning Centre now has all the wall linings in place, this allows for us to get a real sense of the learning spaces and the amount of natural light that will be coming in.

The first trees are now planted around the car park and the oval. The oval is also being prepared for grass planting over the next week. The stone walls throughout the school are now taking shape and the garden beds are being prepared for planting as we welcome the warmer weather spring has to offer.

The K-3 classrooms’ brick walls and roof are almost complete and the breakout space is clearly going to be a truly flexible space for tomorrow’s global citizens to enjoy.

Early Learning Centre Director Announced – Rose Young

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As we approach the opening of our preschool all systems are go! The Early Learning Centre (ELC) building has now taken form allowing you to visualise how the space will create a welcoming and fun educational environment.

While we are on the topic of introductions, The Anglican School Googong is pleased to announce that Rose Young has been appointed as the Googong ELC Director.

She is excited to be working with Anglicare, who will be running the ELC, and to deliver the best for our youngest students within The Anglican School Googong.

Rose is a passionate Early Childhood Educator who has taught preschoolers and directed children’s services in both Sydney and Canberra. Her most recent role was as manager and educational leader in a large day care centre in Yarralumla, ACT. She is committed to leading and mentoring a team of educators to meet the changing needs of young children and their families.

Her vision is to create a dynamic learning environment for children. They will develop holistically as they explore, discover, create and engage with each other, nature and their local community. She looks forward to working with a dedicated team of educators to provide children and their families with an engaging and challenging preschool program.

Welcome Rose!

Building Progress – 22nd August 2014

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Construction continues on our school at a pleasing rate. The Early Learning Centre is currently having the heating and cooling system installed, appropriately timed as the region has the coldest mornings of the last 20 years.

The roofing and windows are now installed and the ceiling is being pieced together, we hope to see that fitted in the upcoming weeks.

The K-3 block now has the steelwork all in place and awaiting the installation of the roofing. The brickwork and internal walls to begin shortly, it’s going to be a fun and open environment.

The oval perimeter path has been laid with preparations beginning for the installation of the irrigations system ready to plant the grass at the beginning of spring, which is only just around the corner. We look forward to having a natural looking environment.

Community Information Evening – 21st August 2014

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We welcome parents from Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra and surrounding regions to join us at our Community Information Evening on Thursday 21st August 2014 to learn more about our school and the unique flexible learning environment we will provide.

Once completed our school will offer an educational environment unlike any other in the Capital Region. Our building, due for completion in December, has been designed to create spaces which give students greater choices in learning and their interaction with others.

Flexible learning environments allow students and teachers to operate in a range of multi-disciplinary ways using a wider variety of teaching methods than are possible in a traditional classroom environment. Flexible learning encourages:

· Direct instruction
· Independent learning
· Project work
· Differentiation to cater for all students
· Social and collaborative learning
· Integrated curriculum/teaching
· Student-directed/teacher-directed learning

This type of environment give teachers more visibility and a stronger sense of what is occurring. Most importantly this gives teachers a greater understanding of each child’s individual way of learning and allows for richer connections, making pupil’s learning real and engaged.

We have chosen this style of learning because we want to create a culture that allow teams of teachers to work with students – teachers can share their own ideas more easily and interact with a wider variety of students, thus sharing their personal passion with a broader number of students.

Join us for our Community Information Evening. Parents will get a chance to speak directly to the principal and teachers and have any questions answered. It will also provide parents with the opportunity to see detailed plans and sketches of the school.

Date: Thursday 21st August
Time: 7pm
Location: Yellow Belly Café, Club Googong, Beltana Ave, Googong

To assist with catering and preparation for the evening, we would appreciate your RSVP emailed to enrolments@tasg.nsw.edu.au.

Building Progress: Work Continues Through the Cold

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The Early Learning Centre is beginning to show the wonderful place it will become. With all of the brickwork finished and the near completion of the roof. This week the electrical and data services installation is beginning as the internal wall frames are now in place.

The concrete slab in the K-3 classroom block is now poured and drying. We look forward to seeing the steelwork appear next week.

In our car park, the kerbing and guttering are now all in place and we have large garden beds around them. We currently are preparing for the surfacing to begin.

Last week, we took a moment to embrace the beautiful views from the classrooms and the playground. The views provide an inspiring environment surrounding the school, which all students can enjoy.

TASG & Anglicare to open Early Learning Centre

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The Anglican School Googong is pleased to announce their partnership with Anglicare to open an Early Learning Centre (ELC) in the Queanbeyan/Jerrabomberra region in 2015.

The ELC will open in January 2015 and has already received a number of applications.

Foundation Principal of The Anglican School Googong, Ian Hewitt, says the partnership will allow both organisations to actively support children to make a smooth transition from one learning environment to another.

“We hope to provide a fun and safe learning environment for all children who attend,” said Ian. “For the first time families in the local area will have the option to send their children to one school from Pre-School right through to Year 12. We hope to engage children with our learning philosophies at the start of their education journey.”

Anglicare Children’s Services Manager, Sue Jennings, says the ELC will add to Anglicare’s well-established services. Anglicare is well known for their commitment to early childhood services.

“Working with the Anglican School at Googong gives us the opportunity to provide the community with a flexible model of early childhood education where families have a choice of preschool hours to suit their lifestyle.”

Queanbeyan Mayor Tim Overall was present at the announcement and wishes the best for the venture.

For more information about applying for placements at The Anglican School Googong including the ELC please visit: tasg.nsw.edu.au/enrolment

Image Source: The Queanbeyan Age – http://www.queanbeyanage.com.au/story/2341326/new-googong-preschool-provides-regional-childcare-boost/?cs=1529

Building Progress at The Anglican School Googong

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The building progress of our beautiful school is continuing to gather a pleasing momentum. The footprint of the first stage of school is starting to take shape amongst its surroundings.

The Early Learning Centre’s concrete slab is now poured and setting.

The K-3 classroom block footings are nearing their completion. The design for the school has many eco-features and this block has an innovative underground labyrinth system. This enables the building to be cooled passively overnight creating a naturally comfortable environment for students.

Over the coming weeks we will see the buildings emerge from the site with steelwork, bricks and walls next on the agenda. These works will begin establishing the school’s shape into the Googong landscape.

We are amazed to see the roads and the township beginning to appear around the school with Gorman Drive now being built along the School’s northern boundary.

The Queanbeyan Starting School Expo is another opportunity to meet our Principal Ian Hewitt. He will answer your questions and help with enrolments. The event will be held at the Bicentennial Hall, Crawford st Queanbeyn, 24th of May 10am-12pm.

http://www.riversideplaza.com.au/Be-Involved/Community-Board/Notices/Starting-School-Expo

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