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The Centralian advocate Fri 4 Oct 2019



The Centralian advocate Fri 4 Oct 2019


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FRIDAY OCTOBER 4 2019 EDUCATION 15 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Just who was Rudolf Steiner RUDOLF Steiner was an Austrian scientist, philosopher and artist who lived from 1861-1925. His interests were not only in education, but also in a wide range of fields such as medicine, agriculture, nutrition, social renewal and the environment. One of his beliefs was that humanity needed to work organically in co-operation with nature, not against it. He sounded warning bells about many issues, such as sustainability and depletion of human and natural resources. These are issues of wide concern today. 12 NEWS FRIDAY MARCH 1 2019 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 Garth Thompson and Sadadeen Primary School students. Sadadeen Primary School students learnt motorbike safety. Exciting initiative for students Sadadeen Primary School students enjoying one of their new motorbikes. Pictures: SUPPLIED SADADEEN Primary School has created a school community that recognises the relationship between learning, belonging, safety, culture and the nurturing of children. It has done this through embedding a child-centred approach and working with other agencies and partner groups. One exciting initiative is the Sadadeen Quad Squad. The school was approached by Garth Thompson from Jetcor Yamaha due to its high percentage of Aboriginal students. His shop had been broken into numerous times, and there was negative community perception around groups responsible. He decided to do something positive for the youth rather than focusing on the negative aspects. The school selected students who had good attendance and would respond to the program, as well as being able to show appropriate behaviours at school and on the track. Mr Thompson had sourced funding from the Federal Government for eight quads and 24 kit bags of gear so that the students could race as part of the Alice Springs Motorcycle Club. Each group received five hours of training and participated in two or three events. Mr Thompson also worked with the Alice Springs Motorcycle Club committee to have the children included in the junior series rounds. Staff from Sadadeen School, Jetcor Yamaha, Katie and Alex worked together to instruct the students on how to ride and also the safety aspects of racing. So far 24 students have had the opportunity to participate in the program and the school has selected eight students for its first group for this year. Students feel proud when they are selected in a team and even more so when families come to watch and support. As Antonio said: Im so happy. My family will be proud. Ive never won a trophy before. Exciting year in any language Alice Springs Language Centre staff and students at a recent study trip in Canberra. Picture: SUPPLIED WITH 2019 being the International Year of Indigenous Language, its set to be an exciting year ahead at the Alice Springs Languages Centre. The Language Centre, which celebrates its 30th birthday this year, has a strong Arrernte program which sees students learn the local language and improve their ability to listen to and understand voices from the land. Alice Springs Language Centre principal Susan Moore said the Arrernte program has been taught from Primary Years to Year 9 for the past 15 years, with it expanding to Senior Years in 2017. For our younger students, it builds pride in those who study Arrernte in primary school, she said. For our senior students, weve had many graduate in the past two years with a Certificate II and III in Applied Languages (Arrernte). Some of these students have already received traineeships or full time employment since completing the courses. Only a few weeks ago, one of the first graduates from the Cert III in Applied Languages (Arrernte) course was awarded the NT VET award at the NTBOS awards evening in Alice Springs. The Alice Springs Language Centre also teaches Alyawarr by distance learning as well as Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. Every government school student in Alice Springs studies a language until Year 9 and then students can elect to study a language when they start secondary school. Adults also have this opportunity to participate in local Language Centre evening classes. More information can be found at https://www.alicespringslanguagecentre.com. The ASLC is at 56 Milner Rd, the same campus as CMS. Language Centre leading the way for Indigenous languages ALICE SPRINGS EDUCATION ADVERTISING FEATURE IDEAS LEARN BOOKS TEACH MATHS IDEAS LISTENING STUDY Sadadeen Primary School Principal - Liz Verstappen sadadeen.primary@ntschools.net Alice.language@ntschools.net80 Spearwood Rd, Alice Springs NT 0870 Milner Road, Alice Springs 8955 2299 8955 2366 Alice Springs Language Centre Principal Susan Moore Part of worlds largest system WHEN we talk about the largest independent school system in the world what do we mean? Today there are more than 1300 Steiner/Waldorf Schools and 2000 early childhood centres in over 60 countries. Steiner Schools have been operating in Australia for more than 60 years and are growing in popularity locally and globally. In Australia, 17 new schools opened in the past decade and Steiner-based streams have been introduced to several state schools in South Australian and Victoria. There are more Steiner schools scheduled to be open in 2020 and beyond. In each country, the curriculum is adapted to the particular culture and context, evolving in response to changing times within a methodology which reflects a consistent picture of child development. At Alice Springs Steiner School there are three weekly playgroups, two preschools, two transition classes and from class 1 through to class 8 in 2020. Why not visit for a school tour? Austrian Philosopher Rudolph Steiner. Picture: SUPPLIED Class 7 Steiner School students hard at work Picture: SUPPLIED Art and craft play a part in curriculum ART and craft are an integral part of the Steiner curriculum at all stages of the education. They are used to engage the child in an interesting way on all topics. Children practice wet on wet painting experiencing the different colours individually and in combination. Working with hands is an important area of the curriculum, harmonising and balancing the intellectual work undertaken by the children. Through doing craft activi ties, certain qualities can be developed, such as perseverance and determination, concentration, an eye for beauty, colour and design, fine motor skills and particular technical skills. In craft, the children work with fine quality natural materials to encourage care and respect for the handwork process. Enrol at any time over 45 Schools Australia wide Free school tours every Thursday Please ring the School Offi ce on 8953 4578 or see our website or visit www.steinereducation.edu.au STRESS FREE, CREATIVE, ARTISTIC AND PRACTICAL PLAYGROUP, PRE SCHOOL, TRANSITION THROUGH TO CLASS 7 Lot 9523 Ragonesi Road, PO Box 2736 Alice Springs NT 0871 E offi ce@alicesteiner.nt.edu.au www.alicesteiner.nt.edu.auP 08 8953 4578