Catholic Education South Australia

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Welcome to our Preschool

 

 

Our Philosophy

Together, we will give your child opportunities to explore, develop new skills, form friendships and celebrate the joy and wonder of their world. 

 

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Valuing the presence of God

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Developing a sense of wonder about the world

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Playing

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Sharing new discoveries

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Enjoying each other's presence

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Making time to be still and be active

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Sessions

You can enrol your child in one of two streams, each comprising of two full days plus another full day on alternate Wednesdays.

 

 

Blue Group

Every Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday.

 

 

Gold Group

Every Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesday.

Quality Learning at St Joseph's

Embracing every
opportunity.

By encouraging your child to imaginediscover and create,
they can build meaningful connections with their world and
grow in confidence and skills to achieve excellence.

Building Healthy Relationships

Preschool is a time of transition for your child. This is why we give priority to nurturing relationships and providing children with consistent support at our Preschool

Preschool is the first place your child will really be given a chance to understanding the 5 things our St Joseph's community respects.

Our 5 Respects:

  • Respect for Self
  • Respect for Others
  • Respect for Staff
  • Respect for Learning
  • Respect for Environment 

Through this, we give witness and bring our motto of
"In all things love" to life in our school and beyond.

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Our Preschool Exceeds National Quality Standards

Learn more about what this means >

Early Years Learning Framework

Encouraging play, curiosity and friendships.

Our program is underpinned by out Early Years Learning Framework of play-based learning, that is engaging and builds success for life.

Children's skills, knowledge and abilities are developed and supported within the 5 learning outcomes.

5 Learning Outcomes

  1. children have a strong sense of identity
  2. children are connected with and contribute to their world
  3. children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  4. children are confident and involved learners
  5. children are effect communicators
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Learning Language

Italian through Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA)

Our program incorporates a digital, play-based interactive application aimed at making language learning engaging and interesting to early year children.

Our lead educator, Cate Halbert is an Official ELLA Champion. She supports other Preschool educators get the most out of the ELLA apps.

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Little Scientist House

We are a certified Little Scientists House

Our Preschool learning environment is committed to hands-on, inquiry-based STEM education.

Cate Halbert, our Lead Educator is September's Official STEM Leader, learn more about her passion for STEM learning: https://littlescientists.org.au/news-events/stem-leaders/stem-leader-september-2020/

Your child's Preschool Journey of

Being. Belonging.

Becoming.

Enrolling your child is easy

At St Joseph's School, we welcome families who seek a Catholic Education for their child and initiate them into a faith community, which embraces valuing oneself, one's community and one's relationship with God.

Simply follow these steps:

Get in Touch

Contact the Front Office via phone, email or in person to express your interest.

Visit Us: 56 Albemarle Street, West Hindmarsh SA 5007

Telephone: (08) 8346 6569

Email: enrolments@sjsh.catholic.edu.au

 

Calculator

Find out when your child is ready to start school.

Use our Enrolment Calculator >

 

Enrol Your Child

Fill out the application form and return to the Front Office along with copies of the following documents:

  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Baptisimal Certificate (if applicable)
  • Immunisation Records
  • Other Documentation, e.g. School Reports or Visa's

Enrolment Application Fees
Payable when lodging your application.

  • Preschool: No Fee
  • School Enrolment: $20 per child

 

Let's Meet

Organise an Enrolment Interview for you and your child/ren with our Principal, Maria D'Aloia.

Maria is really looking forward to meeting you and showing you around our school.