Our program is developed in line with the My Time Our Place Framework.
Weekly curriculum plans are emailed out each week to our families and is on display in the service for all staff, families and children to view. Children are consulted on a regular basis to decide on future planning activities.
Our intention is to to build respectful and collaborative relationships with the school and wider community, strengthening the capacity of the service to support children and promote each child's health and well being.
Mayfield OSHC advocates for open communication with parents for they ultimately play the most vital role in their children's social, emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual development. We encourage input and participation into the OSHC program as we recognise the diverse skills and perspectives available into our school community.
We provide an environment that is safe and a stimulating curriculum that challenges children through creativity, self choice and learning through play. At Mayfield OSHC our educators encourage children to use critical thinking and problem solving skills in their daily experiences by allowing their imagination and self-expression to flourish.
Spontaneous teachable moments are built upon to expand children's experiences and learning opportunities.
Play Based Learning
Learning through play provides children with opportunities to learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine.
The 8 Ways of Learning
Story Sharing: Approaching learning through narrative.
Learning Maps: Explicitly mapping/visualising processes.
Non-verbal: Applying intra-personal and kinaesthetic skills to thinking and learning.
Symbols and Images: Using images and metaphors to understand concepts and content.
Land Links: Place-based learning, linking content to local land and place.
Non-linear: Producing innovations and understanding by thinking laterally or combining systems.
Deconstruct/Reconstruct: Modelling and scaffolding, working from wholes to parts (watch then do).
Community Links: Centring local viewpoints, applying learning for community benefit.
H O W W E L E A R N - C U L T U R E W A Y
1. We connect through the stories we share.
2. We picture our pathways of knowledge.
3. We see, think, act, make and share without words.
4. We keep and share knowledge with art and objects.
5. We work with lessons from land and nature.
6. We put different ideas together and create new knowledge.
7. We work from wholes to parts, watching and then doing.
8. We bring new knowledge home to help our mob.