Phone 1800 129 606 or (08) 8234 5219

Learning Calendar


View the online Calendar for July-Dec 2018!

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.

The 2019 calendar will coming out soon!


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:

Upcoming workshops and guest speaker sessions


Don't miss this - just announced!

The Uluru Statement from the Heart

A special presentation by Thomas Mayor, Statement Representative at Tandanya.

Monday, 12th November, 9.30am - 11.30am at Tandanya | Register


Sharing ideas from practice:
Talking and Thinking Floorbooks® for OSHC services


An interactive session for OSHC services on implementing the child-led Floorbooks Approach to observation, planning and documentation.

In May 2018, a collaboration between the Department for Education, Claire Warden and Gowrie SA provided a unique opportunity for a group of OSHC services to be involved in a project exploring Quality Area 1 – Educational Program and Practice through the Floorbook Approach. 

You are invited to join with the participants from the project in an interactive and inspiring sharing session facilitated by Briony Brooks, Claire Warden Associate.   
In this session you will see examples of Floorbooking documentation and hear about the ways these sites have explored QA1. Learn about ways to build the capacity of OSHC Educators around the cycle of planning, documentation and involving children in documentation processes.

Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 10am - 1pm | with Briony Brooks | Cost: $90 | Register



Responding to Abuse and Neglect Education and Care Foundation training 2018-20 (R.A.N.)

We are now bringing this highly sought after session out to Murray Bridge on Thursday, 29th November

Cost: $120 p.p. | Register



A full day of Cultural Competence in the north and south!

We are presenting two sessions at venues in the South (Bedford Park) and the North (Salisbury). This will be a full day session broken into two parts. View the flyer for more details and to register.


NEW! Intentional play - with clay!

Wednesday, 24th October, 4pm - 6pm | Register

There is so much exploration, creativity and learning that comes through working with clay! 

Join a  practical clay workshop at Gowrie SA with experienced pottery teacher and artist Alison Arnold, who will take you through techniques of hand building with clay, the textures and surface properties of clay, intentional teaching strategies, how and when to fire it, where to purchase from and most importantly time to create with clay! 


Little Scientists: Human body workshop | Monday, 22nd October 9.30am - 4pm

Learn about the fascinating functions of our bodies and organs, muscles, skeleton and joints. Discover how to use different prototypes and models, and learn about the development of our sense of self.



Talking trauma in early childhood | Wednesday, 24th October

This new session will introduce the concept of trauma in early childhood. Participants will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of trauma, its impact and how it manifests in children’s behaviour. Young children are more vulnerable to trauma as they are dependent on adults for their care and safety. In this session we will explore ways to support children from trauma backgrounds through the exploration of specific scenarios and resources for trauma informed practice. $90 p.p. | Register



Circle of Security Parenting - for educators in Whyalla

Tuesday, 6th November - Tuesday, 4th December (4 weeks) | Cost: $125 p.p. | Register


Leadership courses 



Theory into Practice 

Gowrie Australia has created 7 brand new Theory into Practice sessions and are running these as part of our new calendar learning sessions as well as offering them in-centre to services.

Developed by an expert partnership between Lady Gowrie Child Centres located in NSW, QLD, SA, TAS and VIC, the Theory into Practice sessions cover a wide variety of stimulating topics. These sessions combine theory and best practice to recharge your thinking and pedagogy. For more information on on-site professional learning, contact a consultant today. We can deliver sessions in the evening or on weekends at your service. View flyer for more information.

Phone 1800 129 606