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:
Take this opportunity to look after your own wellbeing, find clarity in your direction and priorities as a director, discover ways to minimise stress and workload and plan for the workplace culture 
you want to create in 2019. Our two day leadership retreat will be the perfect mixture of professional growth, recharging, personal wellbeing and defining your leadership goals for 2019. 


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 February – November, 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:


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 9 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


Cooking with Bush Tucker

Tuesday, 19th February, 9.30am - 2.30pm
With guest presenter: Nadia Matko, Red Centre Enterprises

Location: Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Warriparinga Way, Bedford Park

Cost: $125 p.p. (includes lunch and guided walk)

Register here

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:
  • Water,
  • Human body,
  • Mathematics,
  • Computer Science,
  • Optics,
  • Air and; 
  • Engineering!

Upcoming workshops and guest speaker sessions


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

Are you aware of your legal obligations to notify and respond to abuse and/or neglect?  
This training is essential for all staff working with children and young people. This training is mandatory for all teachers and all staff working in Department for Education, Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA).​  

We are now bringing this highly sought after session to Burton Community Centre, 386 Waterloo Corner Road, Burton

Friday, 18th January 2019, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Cost: $100 p.p. | Register