A free information evening for parents, teachers and early learning educators will be held on Thursday 4 August 2016 at the Upper Hunter Shire Council Administration Centre, Scone.
There will be a presentation on “Creating Positive Pathways for Children’s Successful School Learning and Experiences” by Dr Cathie Harrison, an adviser on childhood education.
The event is open to any parents/caregivers, teachers and educators who are interested in learning about the importance of preparing children for school and how we best support this transition. The information will be relevant to all parents/caregivers regardless as to whether your child is commencing school in 2017 or not.
Dr Harrison is also offering a workshop specifically for child care service educators and primary school teachers from 5.00pm-6.30pm. She will be sharing her experience and knowledge on transition to school.
Parents/caregivers are welcome to join the event from 6.30pm. Local primary school teachers and early childhood educators will be in attendance and available for parents to talk to after the presentation.
Transition to School free information evening is a community initiative by
Upper Hunter Shire Council in collaboration with local Early Childhood Services
and local schools and with support from Godolphin.
About the guest speaker: Dr Cathie Harrison has a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood from Sydney University, a Master of Education from the UNSW and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Western Sydney. Cathie's Masters degree focused on gifted education and her doctoral study combined interests in gifted education and contemporary early childhood pedagogy.
Cathie has a diverse range
of experience within early childhood education as an academic, teacher, and
consultant. She is an advisor to the ABC television program - Play
School, and has been consultant to a number of museum and community projects
such as Museum in a Box, and Kids Island at the Australian Museum, The Kidsmart
Project and the Early Language and Literacy Initiative with KU Children’s
6.30pm – 8.00pm, Thursday 4th August
Upper Hunter Shire Council Administration Centre, 135 Liverpool Street, Scone
RSVP by Friday 22 July to Upper Hunter Family Day Care on 6540 1151 or by email email@example.com
Light refreshments will be served.
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 02 6540 1100
Fax: 02 6545 2671
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.