At Die Sterreweg we understand the importance of routine for our children. Everyday starts with a full school morning ring and then each class has their own lesson and timetable for the day. Routine and repetition is a vital aspect in learning. This creates comfort for children and prevents students from being distracted. This can become wasteful of time and interfere with learning. Minor frustrations and inconveniences are fewer and
The days may be a little cooler and a little shorter, but this has not dampened the excitement of our children diving into our Term 2 with enthusiasm and smiles. A large part of our dream is to integrate our children wherever possible into main stream schooling. This is made possible by providing classroom facilitators as well as adapting the environment when needed (providing ramps for wheelchairs or additional technology).
What is more fun than baking and enjoying the fruits (biscuits) of your labour! The staff and children at Die Sterreweg all climbed in and baked some delicious biscuits and hosted a small market day where they “sold” their wares to each other. The children took immense joy in measuring out the correct quantities of each ingredient, mixing up the dough and cutting out the shapes of their
This term, Heidi, our resident Occupational Therapist, gave the OT students from Belgium a project – To construct a house for our Twinkle class at Die Sterreweg, from cardboard boxes. The idea is to create a nice safe corner where the autistic children in this class can take sensory breaks when they need them. The youth helped us Paper Mache the whole structure to make it sturdy. They also painted