the ruyton reporter
Here is an example of how Storypark works.
The Henny Penny Hatching
Programme has arrived!
At lunchtime today
the girls were very
excited to see the
chickens and eggs
arrive. ‘Oh they are
soo cute’ said Alexandra. The three chicks
were placed in the brooding box in the
curious garden with some food, water and a
light for heat. The 12 eggs were placed in an
incubator and we now watch and wait to
see them hatch over the coming days.
Mr Steven Yatomi-Clarke (Parent)
on August 25 2015
‘Welcome to the world, little chicks!
They are so cute!
Are they keeping warm?
What are they eating?’
Mrs Helen Wild (Girls’ Pre Prep teacher)
on August 25 2015
‘Thanks for these great questions Steven.
I asked the girls for their answers.’
‘They are in a hot cage,’
said Chloe F.
‘They are eating seeds,’
‘They are in an incubator,’
‘just like they were under their mummy
‘They are very cute now, though they were
wet when they came out,’
Ms Teresa Wojcik,
of Early Learning
Storypark is an online community portal for
updating parents on student learning.
Creating partnerships with families in order
to communicate their children’s learning is an
important aspect within our Centre. Last
year, Mrs Helen Wild and Ms Kathryn
Bertram, together with Mr Julian Mutton,
the Digital Learning Mentor of Early Learning
and the Junior School, undertook research to
engage more effectively with families and to
collaborate with them about their children’s
learning. The online portal, Storypark, was
chosen to be trialled. We have been pleased
with how our community has engaged with
this initiative and parents are also sharing,
through comments and photos, the learning
the children are achieving outside of Ruyton’s
Early Learning. As the trial has progressed
parents have increasingly commented on
their child’s activities, both within and
outside the Early Learning environment.
There is still the opportunity to document
and highlight the essence of the programme
in traditional ways, but Storypark offers an
instant link to parents and grandparents
alike, which they can access. This is another
example of digital devices and technology
being integrated seamlessly into our
programmes to enhance a student’s learning
experience and parents’ insights into this.
Storypark has been so successful as a tool for
collaboration and communication, we are
exploring ways in which it can be extended
to the other Early Learning groups at Ruyton.
STEM at Work