The Bonkers Beat Philosophy is based on Five Main principles:
- Respect for all people
- Respect for all animals & living creatures
- Respect for all plants & nature
- Respect for kinder & personal belongings
- Respect for yourself
Our Business Culture
Bonkers Beat Vision
‘To be a leader in Early Childhood Education by enabling every child’s potential through the power of music, wellbeing, play and learning.’
Bonkers Beat Mission
‘Bonkers Beat Mission is to provide comprehensive, innovative educational programs through the partnership between dedicated and inspiring staff, families and community and to lay the foundation for each individual child to develop and grow into well balanced citizens.’
To support Early Childhood Educators, teachers and parents in developing all children through singing, movement, playing percussion instruments, yoga, meditation and in helping them become confident through the delivery of music and wellbeing programs to EVERY CHILD... EVERY DAY!’
What is Bonkers Beat... & The innovative Bonkers Beat Program explained
Bonkers Beat® makes learning joyful and enhances children’s multiple intelligences, helping them to become better learners (contributors?) throughout their schooling.
The Bonkers Beat Music Program was created in 2006 and has achieved amazing results in children’s learning and development.
Educators and parents have provided feedback that after using the Bonkers Beat music program children have improved their social skills, concentration, speech, language, listening skills, gross motor and fine motor skills, co-operation and team work, patience, imagination, self-esteem, acceptance, memory, spatial intelligence, sense of beat, rhythm, singing, playing instruments, appreciation and love of music, multicultural and social identity.
Since 2007, more than 20 children with special needs and English as a Second Language have attended Bonkers Beat centres. As a result of being in a mainstream environment and having music as a foundation for their learning, these children have shown a dramatic progress in their development.
Bonkers Beat® Music & Bonkers Gym® Wellbeing Programs were selected as two of the most innovative practices in Victoria by the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development in 2010 & 2011! Both Programs are receiving increasing interest from many educators across the country and we are proud to be a leader in Early Childhood Education.
In 2010 the Bonkers Beat Music Kinder in Brighton was selected for the E4Kids study conducted by DEECD and the University of Melbourne and the Bonkers Beat Music Kinder & Childcare Centre in Aspendale has been selected as a pilot for NQS.
Bonkers Beat Curriculum
The Bonkers Beat Programs are designed to nurture each individual and develop every child’s potential and sense of identity through play and learning.
The Bonkers Beat curriculum aims:
- to develop a strong sense of wellbeing and health,
- to develop confident and active learners,
- to create effective communicators,
- to promote creativity through art, music, movement and movement, and to develop fine and gross motor skills.
The concept of the program allows and invites partnerships with the whole family and the community. A strong supportive system offers all the staff at Bonkers Beat continuous training as well as professional and personal development on a weekly basis.
Programs at Bonkers Beat
Children have a wonderful sense of believing. We need to inspire their learning and do so through the fun and joy of music. Bonkers Beat Kinder is the first Music Kinder in Australia where music is the key for the development of the whole child. This program is designed to nurture each individual and develop their culture and sense of identity.
The Bonkers Beat® Kinder program features music as an integral part in all lessons, including physical movement, languages, literacy and numeracy, using the highly-regarded teaching approach of Kodaly and Orff.
...I believe that Music & Wellbeing are valuable foundations for children’s learning. However, to achieve the best outcomes of the Bonkers Beat® Program every educator needs to remember that the main focus of music is not to play an instrument in a band or to sing in an opera. The main purpose of teaching music is to enrich the whole child, develop their cognitive abilities, increase their learning capacity and enhance the quality of their life. The main focus of the Bonkers Beat Program is the CHILD! – Galina Zenin
...We can inspire children’s imagination through the fun of music. – Galina Zenin