Play it again… Mr C!
At the end of last year the children in the ELC put on a fabulous
production for their teachers and parents alike. It is wonderful to see
how confident our young students have become and how they have
developed so many skills over the course of the year. We were
fortunate to have the talented Mr Stuart Connew (affectionately
known as Mr C by the children) to accompany the children on the
piano. So we are thrilled that Mr C has been able to join us this year
on a regular basis for piano sessions. The children are able to sing
songs with Stuart’s accompaniment, including
Twinkle Twinkle Little
Wash your Face in Orange Juice.
Mr C has also been
explaining some simple musical terms to the children. Parents are
also invited to participate with their children. This is an excellent
opportunity to introduce more music to the programme and to
foster closer relations between parents and Ruyton’s Early Learning.
Ms Karina Buttler,
Director of Early Learning
Seeing double – four times!
In what is possibly a unique situation at Ruyton’s Early Learning there
are four sets of twins in the same Kindergarten
class. James and
Nicholas H, Cassandra and Trevor N, James and Matthew K and Christian
and Olivia K, all started at the end of January. Olivia and Christian have
big sisters Nicola in Year 11 and Chantelle in Year 12 (2014) at Ruyton, and
James and Nicholas’ mother, Kate, is an old Ruytonian (’00). Apart from
the delight in having these sets of siblings, for the children in the Centre
it also provides a good illustration of different types of families and how
their genetic make-up is similar, but different.
Our Special Community
At the start of the School year many Early Learning families and staff
came together at Hays Paddock to build on the inclusive community
which we already enjoy. It was a terrific way for us all to get to know
one another better in a relaxed and informal setting.