Phone 1800 129 606 or (08) 8234 5219
 

Learning Calendar

 

View the online Calendar for June-July 2019!

Navigate and register online via links within an interactive PDF. 

After completing your booking, confirmation will be emailed to you. If you require your tax invoice, this can be downloaded from the receipt page.

Unfortunately, there is no available parking on site at 43 Dew Street. Please see here for available parking nearby.

 

For Teachers:

We have recently released a brochure containing upcoming professional learning through to June 2019, with information on how each is linked to Australian Professional Teaching Standards.
You will also find it on the Teachers Registration Board website:
 
 

Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning

Are you one of the many schools and Early Years services that are interested in preparing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)?

This session is perfect for you if you have recently embarked on your Reconciliation journey and are looking for support and advice, or you have completed your RAP and would be keen to share ideas and inspiration with other educators. 

You are invited to join us for this valuable session with special guest Shona Reid from Reconciliation South Australia.
We look forward to meeting you for an exciting afternoon reflecting, exploring and inspiring you in your Reconciliation journey! 

Register

 


 

Becoming mindful - Tuesday, 19th March 

Spend a day learning the techniques and benefits of mindfulness for both yourself and the children you work with in this full day event.


Mindfulness for you: Practicing mindfulness at work has proven to decrease employee absenteeism, boost creativity and innovation, team building and leadership development, reduce stress and increase workplace performance and productivity. Find out how thinking and emotions affect your wellbeing and relationships, ways to skilfully respond to stressful situations and discover how to carry out simple mindfulness practices and techniques.

Mindfulness with children:                         
This section of the day will provide underpinning knowledge about mindfulness practice to encourage reflection and thought about our current learning environments and their impact on children. Concepts to be introduced include mindfulness practice, tuning in to children, slowing down and current research on mindfulness. 

Facilitators: Anne Rodgers, Oasis Mindfulness and Rose Tramontin | Register

 


 

Leadership Masterclasses for Directors in 2019 - with Dr Kaye Colmer

In this special masterclass series, Gowrie SA CEO, Dr Kaye Colmer will share the learning from her recent doctoral studies in early childhood leadership. 

The following topics will be covered arranged into 3 key areas:

Area 1: Principles for leadership practice in early childhood centres 

  • Understanding contextual leadership
  • Developing organisational systems
  • Understanding the influential nature of leadership
  • Fostering educators’ wellbeing and developing a supportive emotional climate
  • Understanding leadership styles – contextual and inclusive leadership practices
  • Leadership as relational work 
  • Nurturing multiple leaders 

Area 2: Professional development and professional learning

  • Director as the pedagogical leader  
  • Building professional learning environment that engage staff Facilitating professional dialogue and critical thinking 
  • Building collegial value and respect
  • Distributed leadership – what it is; what do team leaders need?

Area 3: Aligning your leadership efforts for building strong culture

 

The above topics will be organised into 10 sessions with flexibility based on group interest. 
Sessions will run from March – December 2019 - view flyer for dates

 

Cost per participant: $1500.00*  (earlybird before 31st Dec) 
*CCCSA will contribute $300 to this cost for CCCSA members.

To register your interest or for more information 
please contact Mary Scales:  
p: (08) 8234 5219 | e: marys@gowriesa.org.au

 

 

Mentoring Early Childhood Teachers to full registration 

Gowrie SA have teamed with CCCSA and the Teachers Registration Board in an exciting mentoring project, to support small groups of ECTs and their centre Director, through the process of transitioning to full teachers registration.

Over 8 sessions, participants will:

  • Explore the Director’s role in supporting a provisionally registered teacher to transition to full registration
  • Unpack the AITSL Standards to understand them in an education and care setting
  • Be supported in creating a portfolio of evidence
  • Develop critical reflection skills
  • Network with other ECTs
  • Share and understand the requirements of documentation.

2019 dates:

(All sessions 9am - 1pm)
Friday, 22nd March*
Friday, 5th April
Friday, 17th May
Friday, 14th June
Friday, 5th July
Friday, 2nd August
Friday, 30th August (no session in Sept)
Friday, 18th October*
*Both Director and ECT to attend these sessions.

Cost per site: $700.00*
*CCCSA will contribute $200 to this cost for CCCSA members.

To register or for more information, 
please contact Mary Scales: 
p: (08) 8234 5219
e: marys@gowriesa.org.au

 


Upcoming workshops and guest speaker sessions

I'm a Principal: What's my role in the NQF?

 


 

Toilet training children with special rights - we got this!

A workshop for parents and carers presented by guest speaker Debbie Atkins, Occupational Therapist
Monday, 18th February, 5pm - 5.30pm 

Register here

 


Little Scientists workshops in 2019

We are running lots of Little Scientists workshops in 2019 covering a wide range of topics, including:
  • Optics, Wednesday, 6th March (Victor Harbor)
  • Mathematics, Wednesday, 20th March
  • Air, Wednesday, 20th March
  • Human body, Thursday, 28th March
  • Water, Monday, 8th April
  • Computer Science, Monday, 29th April
 

Exploring the languages of dance and music!

Join Sally Chance and Heather Frahn for a playful introduction to two of the most accessible and articulate of the hundred languages of children - dance and music.

With plenty of action, underpinning theory as well as practical advice from two highly experienced practitioners, the day will be immersive and inspiring, covering the age span from baby room to Kindy.
The EYLF asks educators to embrace the arts and integrate “doing” and “viewing” the arts into our practice - but for absolute beginners where do we start?

Cost: $150 p.p. | Register