Network Meetings





AnchorGold Coast Reggio Network Group




Wednesday 23rd August 2017

4.00pm - 5.00pm

The Southport School - The Pearson Building

Benowa Road, Southport, QLD

(between Lexus of Southport and Imagine Childcare, opposite Southport Park Shopping Centre, please click here for a map)


The Gold Coast Network is a new group of educators who are interested in the Reggio Emilia educational project. Meetings are held termly in various services to provide opportunities for dialogue, debate and discussion on how we can adapt the Reggio approach in Australia.
Educators come with varying experiences and knowledge, some new to Reggio Emilia and others who have attended study tours to Reggio Emilia in Italy. Collaboratively we hope to build a community of learners who can share their ideas and experiences and grow together to gain a shared understanding of children as capable, competent beings who speak through 'a hundred languages'.
This meeting will be an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the recent REAIE conference held in Sydney.
There is no cost to attend this event, please click here to register.


AnchorAdelaide Network Group


Wednesday 23rd August 2017

5.00pm - 6.30pm

University of South Australia, Magill Campus, Amy Wheaton Building. Lecture Theatre H1-44 (click here for a map)

RSVP: Registration is essential. Please click on the link below the option of your choice to register your attendance. Individual registrations only. Registrations close Tuesday 22 August.

What: We invite you and your team to join us as we extend on the theme from the REAIE conference in Sydney this July: Landscapes of Identity. We will be asking the question: What is the identity of the Reggio Emilia educational project in South Australia? The opening discussion will be led by a panel consisting of: Victoria Whitington from the University of SA; Sheryle Yorston who is the founder of the REAIE Adelaide Hub Group; Caterina Pennestri, an educator with knowledge of both the educational contexts in Adelaide and Reggio Emilia; and representation from the SA Collaborative project. The panel will share their knowledge of our past, present and future and help us frame a dialogue about our collective identity. We will then break into our interest groups for more intimate opportunities to discuss, debate, reflect, and hypothesise!

We continue to welcome new members to the Adelaide Network. If you are new, we hope that after attending a meeting you will join REAIE as a financial member and look forward to attending further meetings, receiving newsletters, the Challenge Journal and other professional learning opportunities.


5:00pm - 5:15pm

Nibbles and network (please bring a plate of food to share)


5:15pm – 5:45pm

Welcome and panel discussion


5:45pm – 6:30pm

Break into Subgroups


Option 1: Research Group

The Research Group engages together in dialogue to explore tools and strategies available to the teacher as researcher. We share and discuss documentation that we have gathered either alongside the children as our co-researchers, or as adult research aimed at learning and understanding more about the ways in which children learn. We seek to support one another as we develop our competencies and confidence as researchers. We invite you to bring documentation of your research to share, or just to listen and engage with colleagues who have a passion for research.


In our next Hub Group Meeting, Leanne Williams from St Peter’s Girl’s ELC will share the recent research of her team entitled Hold my Hand’.



Option 2: Reading Group

An opportunity to discuss and delve deeper into the concept of pedagogical documentation with the following reading as a reference point: Pedagogical documentation: Opening Windows Onto Learning by Campbell, Brownlee and Renton (2016). Please feel welcome to bring and share your documentation.



Option 3: Starting your Reggio Journey 

After reflecting on the dialogue and questions of this group over the last year we will be focusing on the principles of organisation and the image of the child.   



All are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there! 


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Melbourne Network


Term 3 Meeting

Wednesday 6 September 2017


Eltham College ELC

1660 Main Road, Research


Shaping Identity....


How the development of a bush program has contributed to our identity


The Term 3 network meeting will be held at Eltham College’s ELC, a peaceful green wedge of northeast Melbourne nestled amongst an abundance of natural surroundings. Eltham will share insight about their identity as an ELC and the educational possibilities of providing children with opportunities to freely explore what nature offers through outdoors bush programs, projects and connection to the land. There will be an opportunity to question and to discuss nature-based education and its diversity throughout Melbourne.

How can we imbed nature-based education in an urban context?

What are the benefits of nature-based education?

Do you need a bush to run a bush program?


Registration is essential as numbers are limited

There is no cost to attend this event, please click here to register.


To join the Melbourne Network email list please click here.



AnchorFremantle Reggio Network Group

Tuesday 24th October 2017 (week 3, term 4) 
4.00pm - 5.30pm
All meetings will take place in the Library of Coogee Primary School, 22 Mayor Road, Coogee, WA, 6166
Registration is essential
These meetings are free to members and there is a cost of $10 for non-members. 
REAIE members are reminded to LOGIN before registering for these meetings.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Click HERE to subscribe to the Fremantle Reggio Network Group Email List.



AnchorREsearch Conversations NSW


This Sydney based network meets once a term around an annual research question. In 2017, the group is exploring the question, “What is education?”.


During our times together we have been researching the meaning of education, making visible our subjective and diverse constructions of education, and considering the meaning of education through the lens of the Reggio Emilia educational project.


For more information, or to register to join this network, please contact the convenors via email:

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