October 19, 2021 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

After last year’s disruptions we are back on track to continue and build on our popular OSHC Network Group sessions across the state with a focus on developing practical skills for individuals and teams working with school age children.

Topics brought forward from last year include: implementing STEM in OSHC, extending on children’s interests and ideas, applying the principles of Playwork to OSHC, identifying and documenting children’s learning, starting clubs in OSHC, developing a leadership program for school age children, exploring arts and crafts, plus integrating opportunities for the development of life skills.

It is intended each OSHC Network session will be delivered face-to-face for 1.5 hours every 8 weeks and held within an OSHC environment in the greater Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone area. Here participants will engage in experiences to develop their practical skill development and delve into topics to inspire, challenge and create positive opportunities for children.

Location: TBC closer to each OSHC date

Session 1: Monday 26th April

Developing a makerspace for school age children

In this networking session participants will explore planning and integrating a makerspace into your OSHC setting. Makerspaces are a great addition to your OSHC environment and are designed to engage children in hands-on, collaborative, and creative work. Makerspaces are the perfect platform to enable learning theories such as constructivist, inquiry-based, collaborative learning, project based learning and pedagogy. You will be provided with a range of tools and resources to inspire you and your team in creating the ultimate makerspace for children attending your program.

Location Session 1: Launceston Prep OSHC, Olive St Launceston.

Session 2: Wednesday 9th June 2021

The Therapeutic quality of craft

Reinstating the skills of craft and the art of slowing down!

Scott will share his skills and experiences with you throughout the evening where you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of practical experiences, enabling you to build your knowledge through hands-on learning that include soap carving, string art, felting and mosaics.

Location Session 2: Lady Gowrie Frederick Street, Launceston

Session 3: Wednesday 4th August 2021

Scientific exploration with school age children

Experiments to amaze!

This hands-on workshop will assist you in developing your skills and confidence around incorporating scientific concepts with school age children using a range of everyday materials. The group will explore a variety of exciting and engaging scientific experiments that are guaranteed to spark children’s inquiry through investigating, observing, predicting, measuring, and collaborating with peers.

Location Session 3: TBC

Session 4: Tuesday 19th October 2021

Steiner inspired!

The nurturing art of handwork

Handwork lessons are more than a means of promoting dexterity and skill, it is a fundamental part of the Steiner curriculum from kindergarten through the grades. Rudolf Steiner was very particular about this. He saw the danger of the modern student losing the skill and confidence of making something “with their own hands” which he observed in traditional cultures as a vital ingredient for a healthy education. During this hands-on workshop we will explore modular origami, making rose windows, sewing with felt and hessian, and wet on wet watercolour.

Location Session 4: TBC

Session 5: Wednesday 8th December 2021

Christmas creativity

Christmas ideas with a difference

Join us for a workshop with a difference, where Scott will share his skills and knowledge around delivering lantern making and candle making workshops for children. Children will love making magical lanterns that look amazing lit up with a candle they have made with their own hands. Everyone will have the opportunity to construct a lantern from a range of materials and produce their own dipped candle from beeswax.

Location Session 5: TBC

6.45pm-8.30pm $40.00 per session or $175 for the complete series. (Discount for whole series upfront payment)

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