Why Halifax Street?

Early Childhood Teachers

At Halifax Street Children’s Centre and Preschool, we employ qualified Teachers to lead the Reggio Emilia inspired educational programs. Our Director is also a qualified Teacher with extensive experience in various early learning settings. We believe the experiences and education children have in their early years of life are critical to their wellbeing and development. This is why we also believe the Centre needs to be led by someone who specialises in Early Childhood Education. 

Upon the enrolment of your child, they will be allocated a room and introduced to their Teacher. Following this, the Teacher will work with your family to create a transition program that supports your child’s needs and transition into life at the centre.

 

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Personalised Learning 

We believe that all children are competent and capable learners who have the right to be seen, valued and heard. We acknowledge and embrace that all children are at different points in their learning journey and that it is so important to personalise learning to enhance the strengths and needs of every child. 

Our Teachers and Educators will work with you to identify personalised goals and strategies to support the holistic learning and development of your child. Through our online platform Storypark, you will be able to see your child’s individual learning plan, group learning plans, learning observations and reflections. At the end of every semester, a Learning Journey is provided to you with an overview and reflection of how your child is tracking against The Early Years Learning Framework.

 

A Community of Welcome

Halifax Street Children’s Centre and Preschool is a place of welcome for all. Our community deeply values the relationships between the children, families and staff. We have established a community that invites all individuals to feel supported and a sense of belonging. We believe our strong relationships and respectful interactions positively contribute to the learning and development of the children. 

As we are a place which is committed to educational excellence, our projects and learning program at Halifax St strongly embraces: the child’s voice, our connections with our families, Kaurna Elder, Green Adelaide and the local community. Our research projects are identified by deep listening and reflection from all participants. 

At the moment our major project is ‘Re-imagining our Philosophy’ which links with our three smaller projects:

  • The Language of Makarrata (Reconciliation Action Project) 
  • Caring For Country (Sustainability)
  • The Language of Food