General

November 27, 2020

Big Emotions

I believe this has been the year when we, as adults, have gained a greater understanding of the impact of big emotions. Fear, worry and uncertainty […]
October 23, 2020

Good things come to those who wait!

Patience is an essential disposition when developing projects for not-for-profit organisations. The Unit 2/3 playground re-development began its life a number of years ago, after extensive […]
October 9, 2020

Looking for opportunities!

The long awaited unit 2/3 playground re-construction is well underway. It’s a mess! It’s noisy! It’s dusty! There’s less outdoor playing space! BUT… oh how exciting! […]
September 18, 2020

Revenge! Kindness!

A recent article Are children hardwired for revenge? caught my eye. Surely not! The research, however, was quite compelling. In evolutionary terms, if the brain has […]
July 24, 2020

Thinking and language are entwined.

Asking questions stimulates language and we can increase thinking opportunities with the questions we ask. Simple yes/no questions have their place to build children’s confidence to […]
June 26, 2020

What a term! What did we learn!

I expect reflections and learnings from the COVID pandemic will continue for some time particularly as we step into a holiday break without having to make […]
June 11, 2020

Kindness and Caring

I’m starting this blog from where I finished the previous one… Being kind is a choice, acknowledged in everyday moments and infused in many conversations at […]
June 5, 2020

Difficult conversations

World news has been challenging to watch for many months and is particularly confronting right now with evidence of racial violence. It’s confronting because it is […]
May 14, 2020

Taming Butterflies

Children returning to kindy was a recent Queensland Government announcement. At MPC, we’re getting better at listening to and making adjustments to new announcement. What a […]