From a week of rain & cold we’ve hit soaring temperatures. To keep our participants chilling out and out of the sun, we’ve launched a new outdoor play activity or two, and brought back our classic Slip & Slide.
And our competition to find the Slip & Slide Champion for 2016.
To help our participants to beat the heat and dodge out of the sun, we’ve relaunched Tent City, and it’s coming together with more components than ever before! Using tents that children can pitch and pack themselves, and that are light enough to be easily moved around, our participants have been making campsites, sun-shelters, and we’ve even seen the creation of a Coober-pedy-esque tunnel system connecting the shady spots for the kids to spend some time chilling out in.
We’ve also rigged ourselves a new upcycled water-play park, which we’ve nicknamed ‘Waterpod’, with a whole bunch of cool water and cool science, with children learning how pressure affects how spraying water is produced, the combination of air pressure and gravity that comes into play with siphon tubes, recycled drums of various sizes with changing musical pitch and timbre, and other accoutrement, our participants are getting a little bit soaked, chilling out, and having a great time.
So if you’re coming along to Aeoncademy this Summer, pack your togs, cossie, or swimmers to beat the heat here at our Summer Program.
It’s Four Days ‘til Christmas and all through the house,
every creature is stirring (including the mouse!)
Time is a’ticking and the day’s nearly here,
We’ve been tinkering toys for almost a year.
But where, can you spy, that jolly old man
With his white-trim’d red suit – he’s got the plan
It’s Four Days ‘til Christmas and where has he gone?
Santa’s gone missing! This all could go wrong!
But look at this man in red suit and long cap
He’s not all that jolly. He’s not all that fat.
His name here is ‘Krampus’ and he doesn’t seem
To know what Christmas really does mean
That’s what our Christmas Elves discovered at the beginning of the fantastic week that was our Christmas Elves Workshop.
From Ojo De Dios (Traditional Mexican woven baubles — now called ‘God’s Eyes’) to Spice Hangings, Bliss Balls to Shortbread, Shrinking Art to Tiny Nativities, we all had a great time.
We also ran a special story, the Search for Father Christmas — also known as The Christmas Elf Caper, throughout the week. From Saving Dasher…
To putting Krampus to sleep with a mix of herbs the children learned about in the local area, the Elves had a riot of a time. For their bravery, diligence, and hard work, they were all rewarded in the end…
Although the weather outside is wet and dreary Aeoncademy participants are safely ensconced inside and participating in some great activities.
On Monday, Mythic Animalia was launched in the Art Room with discussions on the characteristics of Mythical Creatures producing some interesting future candidates (Pikachu??). In the Vala Room Odysseus and his crew were forced to face lost comrades and family members from the underworld as they continued on their journey home. Sparks enjoyed both activities and even managed to find the time to bake a delicious chocolate cake.
Today brings new and exciting activities, as does the rest of the holiday program. Have a look below at the choices on offer over January. There is a lot more fun to come!
If you would like to make a booking give us a call on 6142 3268.
On Mondays Creative Catalyst have continued to explore the creative potential of Shoe Sculpture, starting with from humble boots/stilettos/sneakers/etc and upcycling to create unique works of arts. On Tuesday they’ve been trying their hands at the traditional art of Hamsa design, drawing from both Jewish and Islamic symbolism to create ‘handy’ and beautiful ceramic bowls. On Wednesday and Thursday they’ve been preparing for Mexico’s answer to Halloween, Day of the Dead, by drawing inspiration from Posada’s skull engravings and creating art of calaveras (skeletons!).
The Sparks have had a fun-packed and varied week as always, starting with two days of World Cooking in a row as they made brightly-colored sugar-skulls out of fondant on Monday and then baked skull-shaped butter cookies on Tuesday. On Wednesday they learned a little about Day of the Dead with Creative Catalyst as they made ofriendas, traditional table-offerings made in Mexico. And on Thursday they set Vala buzzing in their starring role as a swarm of mutant bees!
Vala have been getting their teeth sunk into this week’s Halloween theme with a trio of spooky B-Horror Dramatic Adventures. Tuesday saw them exploring the classic Victorian tale of Doctor Jekyll & Mr Hyde and his shapeshifting chemicals. The shapeshifting theme continued on Wednesday as they explored a classic scary movie in their confrontation with The Wolfman! And on Thursday they took their place in a story about genetic modifications and science run amok as they confronted giant killer BEES!
Monday the 27th of April we are closed for the Anzac Day carry over holiday. After school classes commence on Tuesday 28th, remember all bookings from last term carry on into this term so please let us know asap any changes to your schedule. New enrolments welcome. See you soon!