2020 has been a year of change in so many ways. While the world has been overtaken by a pandemic, the positive nature in our people, students and teachers continues to shine through. Whether it’s the incredible work they are doing by the continued investment of our students or our students going above and beyond to reach their goals.
Our Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (partial completion) VETDSS class has been kicking goals. At the beginning of the year, Course Coordinator of Early Childhood Education and Care, Janine Johnston, reset the expectations of the class with the schools. By presenting the class in a realistic way, it’s been well received by schools, which has been reflected by the number of students that have enrolled in the class.
Early Childhood Education and Care teacher, Dani Maher, taught the Year 1 Elgar VETDSS class and during a recent assessment, students had to participate in a practical demonstration. Students has to demonstrate the correct way of holding and wrapping babies, and preparing them for safe sleep. Each student completed the task as a 1:1 demonstration under the guidance of a teacher. Every student participated and improvised with materials to complete the tasks, including one who borrowed a port-a-cot to complete the demonstration!
“It’s just uplifting as a teacher,” said Dani. “Even though the students are from different schools, they’ve really come together to create a supportive and encouraging environment for each other,”
We asked the students what they enjoyed and inspired them about Early Childhood Education and Care.