Treetops News and Events

2017 Snack and Chat

Welcome all new and returning Treetopians to our first 2017 Snack & Chat When: Friday 10th February Straight after school for about an hour Where: Meet in the undercover area Bring: An afternoon snack and your best smiling faces!

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Japanese Scholarship News

Greetings from the Japanese Language Institute in Tokyo! The first part of our scholarship has begun, with Sharon today meeting the thirteen other Japanese teachers from schools around the world who are participating in the Hakuho Foundation program. The aims for this...

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Treetops Art at the Darlington Arts Festival

Treetops was well-represented in the Youth Art Exhibition, with 20 students participating, including some students with entries in multiple categories. Congratulations to Natala Freeman who won Highly Commended in the Photography/Digital category. Her photographic...

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Treetops Bushfire Preparedness

Treetops has a well-developed policy and procedure for responding to a bushfire or bushfire threat. Parents need to be aware of the following aspects of that policy: If a Watch and Act is issued by DFES, all children will remain in the classrooms, with windows and...

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Treetops Welcomes Japanese Interns

After a successful day visit by twelve students from Nishi Kyushu University in 2015, our Japanese teacher Sharon Crossman was approached regarding the possibility of creating an internship programme with education students from the university. Over the following...

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Media News – August 2016

Over the past few months, Treetops has been creating a Media Lab in the art rooms with the 30x30x30 funds. Students now have access to cameras, studio lighting, printers, a green screen, computers, editing software and other resources to create photographic and video...

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Waterways in Wattle

This term in Wattle sees us exploring ‘Marine Life’ as part of our Work Cycle. This is always a fun unit to investigate and we have a plethora of sea creatures and sea life to discover. We have been sketching photos of a variety of sea life and focusing on pencil work...

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National Sorry Day 2016 at Treetops

Boomerangs made a comeback (!) at Treetops on Wednesday when Neville Collard and his two brothers Geoff and Phil, again came for the day to immerse us in Nyungar Know How in advance of National Sorry Day. Neville began by making two large dampers which were cooked and...

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Japanese News – Term 2

Our Japanese trip participants were treated to a visit by the Australian representative of JAPEC, the organisation we are travelling with in Japan. Junko came from Melbourne to meet us, a special visit as we will be the first group from WA to participate in the...

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Wattle – Term 2

The cooler days of autumn are well and truly here. Every morning, Wattle leaves for our morning walk so we can get a breath of fresh air, inspired by the stunning nature around us, returning to class invigorated and ready to start our day. It is wonderful to see so...

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Marri News – Term 2

Marri has had a busy start to Term 2. We were back at school for one day and then we were lucky enough to go to Scitech for an excursion with the Karri students. All of the students enjoyed the excursion and we are looking forward to learning more about space and our...

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Children’s House News – Term 2

Welcome back to Term Two! We are pleased to welcome a new member to Children’s House – Arabella. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Solar System last term and we have now moved on to our next theme - ‘Our World.’ Geography is an important part of the...

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Treetops Art News – Term 2

The IBDP students really do sacrifice themselves for their art. Denton spent a ‘relaxing’ 20 minutes with his face cast in plaster!  The end result is a mold that he can press clay into to create a likeness of his face for an upcoming sculpture. Art The mosaics are...

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Mid Year intake for 3 year old children

Get the Montessori Advantage 2016 Mid Year Intake Open Now for 3 year old (Pre Kindergarten) age children. This morning program is the perfect blend between play and self-initiated learning. The children plan their own learning each week, and this intrinsically...

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Open Morning – Tour with the Principal

Treetops has enjoyed new growth in 2016. Our Principal, Peter MacLean is about to celebrate the anniversary of an extremely successful year at the school. “After working in Management of large primary and secondary schools throughout Australia for many years, I made...

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Treetops Welcomes Japanese University Interns

After a successful day visit from twenty students to Treetops last year, we can confirm that three education students from Nishi Kyushuu University will be spending a week at Treetops in September this year. The interns will assist in classes throughout the school and...

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Japan Trip

We are pleased to announce that Treetops High School students will be travelling to Japan in July this year. Accompanied by our Japanese teacher Sharon, students will be participating in the JAPEC International Summer Camp with Japanese children. Staying in a homestay...

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Schemas in Children’s Play

Written by Clare Caro for Nature Play Schemas in Children’s Play are such an important concept when it comes to the development of our children that it’s worth taking the time to understand them so you can facilitate them when you see them. What are these schemas?...

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Montessori Vs. Conventional School

From Excellent Montessori: "The Montessori Method is an inclusive educational method that was formed by Dr. Maria Montessori in which it delves into the perception of children's preferred learning modalities as they develop. The classroom environment consists of...

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Google Founders Talk Montessori

“…but the Google guys don’t credit their success to drive or brains, they say it was nursery school.” “We both went to Montessori School….”

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Dr Steve Hughes; Montessori and the Future of Education

“What I would hope is that over the next 25 years people will see that Montessori is not just one of a number of possible alternative educational approaches, it really is a fantastic educational approach.” Dr Steve Hughes – PhD, LP, ABPdN is a board-certified...

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Montessori for Preschool

Children’s House for Preschool Choosing the start of education is an important decision for most parents. At Treetops, we have revisited our starting age for the preschool class at various times of the past several years. This has mainly been due to fluctuations in...

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Home Schooling and Montessori Education

Home schooling, like Montessori education, has a growing momentum. The home school network is vibrant and enthusiastic and the statistics during the past five years show that home schooling families count in the tens of thousands around Australia....

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