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Education Week 2016 May 15-21
Technology. Create your future.
CHILDREN’S CENTRE INC.
CHILDREN’S CENTRE INC.
For enquires please contact the centre 5662 3533.
Visit at 7 Symmons Street, Leongatha.
Child focused individual programs for children 0-12, including
funded 4 year old preschool and afterschool care.
Broad curriculum including early childhood language and
literacy, maths concepts, science exploration, the
environment and social skill building
Large natural outdoor learning spaces with Stephanie
Alexander Kitchen garden program in operation.
Experienced qualified staff with low child staff ratios.
Family committee of management with opportunities, not
requirements, to participate in service operation.
Non-profit incorporation with low flexible fees
Leongatha Children’s Centre Inc. offers:
ENROLMENTS in years 10, 11
and 12 are on the increase at
Newhaven College, and with
places currently available at these
year levels, now is the perfect
time to discover what Newhaven
has to offer your child.
The college strives to provide a
positive and sustainable learning culture
that includes ongoing improvement as a
The college’s aim is for every student
to develop approaches to learning
characterised by self-confidence,
independence, pride in students’ work,
resilience and higher order thinking.
While the school is proud of the 9.8
percent of students from the class of 2015
who scored an ATAR above 90, the college
celebrates the achievement of all those who
have excelled, especially those who ex-
ceeded their own personal expectations.
Dux Morgan Roney received an
ATAR of 99.4 and the college equally
celebrates students who lead by example,
inspire others, and embrace the many op-
portunities available to them throughout
their school life. All the class of 2015
achieved their VCE.
Achieving her goal of studying
medicine at Monash University, Morgan
Roney reflected on her Year 12 experi-
ence at Newhaven College.
“I owe my VCE success to a number
of different factors, the biggest being
hard work and study,” she said.
“Almost equal number one with study
is the inspiration and encouragement I
received from my teachers. Without their
passion, teaching and endless support
I wouldn’t have done anywhere near as
well as I did.”
More important than the ATAR score
is that Newhaven students meet the entry
requirements to move into their chosen
pathway following Year 12.
New program: Lucinda explores
the apps available through the
ELLA program on an iPad at Leon-
gatha Children’s Centre.
TECHNOLOGY is paving the way
for Leongatha’s young learners.
Leongatha Children’s Centre intro-
duced an innovative digital language
learning program into its curriculum
The ELLA program – standing for
Early Learning Languages Australia – is a
Federal Government funded initiative de-
signed to teach language to young learn-
ers using play based apps, accessible on
an iPad or tablets.
“We’ve been using the program for
three months and the children love it,”
early childhood educator Andrew Ross
“They’ve responded well and already
their language is expanding.”
Using a range of sounds and game
concepts, the program provides an age
appropriate learning experience and has
been an important platform for encourag-
ing language learning.
Primarily used to teach English, Leon-
gatha Children’s Centre has also dabbled
in teaching Chinese to close the gap be-
tween cultures. The centre has the op-
tion to pursue other languages in years to
come, including Arabic, French, Indone-
sian or Japanese.
“This has been particularly useful
because we have welcomed a child from
China this year and a lot of the children
have older siblings learning Chinese at
Leongatha Primary School. The program
has helped them develop an understand-
ing of the culture,” Andrew said.
“The children have also been inter-
ested in learning about geography and
flags and how we are all connected on a
local level. It’s been really interesting for
The children have access to the tab-
lets and the learning program for up
to 40 minutes per week, which helps
to expand their knowledge, increase
memory concentration and teaches so-
Education Services Australia releas-
es a new app for the program every six
months to ensure the children continue to
develop their skills and remain engaged.
Leongatha Children’s Centre now has
“We’ve seen a lot of value in this pro-
gram and are pleased with their progress
in communication,” Andrew said.
Colourful studies: life is always fun for students at Newhaven College.
Newhaven College inspires futures
For some this is work or an appren-
ticeship; for others it may be a gap year,
and for many it is tertiary education.
The class of 2015 were successful in
gaining places in a broad range of tertiary
courses including medicine, nursing,
pharmaceuticals, psychology, speech
pathology, audiology, physiotherapy,
massage therapy, arts, aviation,
computers, education, engineering,
film, hospitality, law, marketing, music,
science and sport.
The college’s state of the art Trade
Skills Centre achieved Registered
accreditation in 2015.
The 22216VIC Certificate II in
Building and Construction (Carpentry)
Pre-apprenticeship has grown from one
class in 2015 to three classes in 2016.
Co-curricular activities abound at
Newhaven, giving students the chance
to pursue their passions.
Students participate in leadership,
sport, school productions, debating,
music, fundraising and more.
Principal Gea Lovell encouraged
students to, “not only strive to achieve
your own personal best, but to become
involved in all that is on offer at the
college, as it has been proven this helps
to improve your final results, and helps to
make your schooling more enjoyable.”
College tours are conducted during
school time by student leaders who
provide a student’s view of their school.
Tours start at 9.30am sharp at the
Phillip Island Road Campus, 1770
Phillip Island Road, Phillip Island on the
following Wednesdays: June 8, July 20,
August 31 and October 12.
To book in for a tour or enquire about
enrolments, contact Belinda Manning
on 5956 7505 (option 1) or visit www.
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