Welcome to Wallaroo Preschool Centre

We welcome you to our Wallaroo Preschool community and hope your time with us will be a positive and enjoyable experience.

At Wallaroo Preschool we believe relationships are integral to building an environment that best meets the needs of our young learners. We know families are the most important people in their children’s lives, which is why we work hard to build confidence and trust between families and educators to work together to provide the best outcomes for children.

At our Preschool we support your children to develop skills and dispositions that will prepare them to be successful in life. We know children in the early years learn best through play. Children will have lots of opportunities to engage in many different experiences at our Preschool, where they can experiment, discover, manipulate, invent and draw conclusions from their experiences in a safe and supportive learning environment.

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Parent Information

Parent Handbook

1.27MB – Adobe PDF

Policies & Procedures

598KB – Adobe PDF

Session Times

Currently children at our Centre access their 15 hour preschool entitlement by attending five days over the fortnight, two days one week and three the next.

  • Monday: 8:45am – 2:45pm
  • Tuesday: 8:45am – 2:45pm
  • Wednesday: 8:45am – 2:45pm
  • Thursday: 8:45am – 2:45pm
  • Friday: No preschool session (Playgroup: 9:30-11:30am)

Playgroup Information

Playgroup is held at our Centre on Fridays from 9:30-11:30am, run by a group of volunteer parents. All families with young children from birth through to school age are welcome and encouraged to attend. Your first visit is free.

For further information please contact the Preschool.

Enrolling your child at our preschool

It is essential we have your child’s name on our future enrolment list as soon as possible to secure their place at our centre and to ensure you are kept up to date with important Preschool information.

Please complete and return our one page ‘Enrolment Registration Form’ as soon as possible (this can be completed several years in advance) if your child is eligible to attend our centre in the future.

Enrolment Registration Form

2.82KB – Word doc

Newsletters

Term 1, Week 2

1.06MB – Adobe PDF

Term 1, Week 10

3.01MB – Adobe PDF

Other Information for Parents

In South Australia all eligible children begin preschool on the same day- this is the first day of term one each year.

Children who turn 4 years before May 1st of any given year, are eligible to begin Preschool at the beginning of that year. Children who turn 4 on or after May 1st begin Preschool in the following year.

Eligible children for Wallaroo Preschool Centre are those:
Turning 4 before May 1st
Live in the local Wallaroo area (please see our Northern Yorke Priority of Access Policy).

Please Note:

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children are eligible to attend from 3 years old.
  • Children under Guardianship of the Minister are eligible to attend from 3 years old.

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s development please contact the Centre as they may be eligible to attend early entry sessions at preschool.

Testimonials

“Thank you so much for welcoming my child into kindy this year. He absolutely loves kindy days and we have noticed a huge improvement in his speech and communication already. I can’t thank you all enough. We owe you all so much for helping him reach these new goals and milestones.”

-Family thank you card, 2016.

“It is fantastic that it is well recognised at Wallaroo Preschool that children’s learning for this age group is not just about ‘academic’ reading and writing but that it is also about social skills, independence, co-operating, communicating clearly etc.”

-Parent Opinion Survey, 2015

“I love making butterflies at kindy. We hang the butterflies on the rope. The pulley is on the top. We put the buckets on the rope and it goes up and down”.

-Preschool Child 2016

“Congratulations on your recent assessment and rating outcome. The outcome is a reflection of your leadership and the high quality service provided by the kindergarten to children and families.”

-Marina Elliot, Director, Early Learning, Partnerships and Planning DECD, 2015

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Key Documents

Context Statement

165KB – Adobe PDF

2016 Annual Report

1.00MB – Adobe PDF

Quality Improvement Plan

1.73MB – Adobe PDF

Contact Details

Director: Ashleigh Higgins
Phone: (08) 8823 2389
Mobile: 0475 697 917
Email: dl.6640.leaders@schools.sa.edu.au
Fax: (08) 8823 3781
Street address: 11 Elizabeth Street, Wallaroo SA 5556
Partnership: Northern Yorke

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Department for Education and Child Development trading as South Australian Government Schools & Preschools