Kathleen Mellor Kindergarten

Welcome to Kathleen Mellor Kindergarten

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Kathleen Mellor Kindergarten is situated in the historic original village of Tea Tree Gully, and was opened in 1965.

We are named after Kathleen Mellor who was a pioneer in Early Childhood Education, both in South Australia and overseas. She received an MBE in 1970 for her contribution to Early Childhood Education.

We are located adjacent to the Memorial Oval, and enjoy a park like setting, with natural gum trees a shady feature of the outdoor area.

Tea Tree Gully Primary School is within walking distance across the oval and we enjoy visiting regularly to use their excellent computer and library facilities.

We have spacious and well resourced play areas and a qualified and experienced staff team. We use the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia "Belonging, Being and Becoming" to plan and deliver our play based curriculum.

We have a proud history of providing quality Early Childhood education and care, and this continues today.

We invite you to contact us to visit, or to find out more about our centre or Kathleen Mellor.

Contact Information

Director: Anne Willis
Phone: (08) 8264 3603
Fax: (08) 8395 3607
Address: 51 Bowen Road
Region: Northern Adelaide
E-mail: dl.4626_leaders@schools.sa.edu.au

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Session Times

Pre-entry: Our pre-entry sessions for children who are about to start fulltime kindergarten are integrated with our preschool sessions. Please contact our staff for further details.

Our preschool sessions are as follows:

Term 1 and 2 (2017)

Tuesday: 8:45am – 2:45pm
Thursday: 8:45am – 2:45pm

Term 3 and 4 (2017)

Tuesday: 8:45am – 2:45pm
Wednesday: 8:45am – 2:45pm
Thursday: 8:45am – 2:45pm

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Parent Information

Our vision is for each child to become a confident, competent learner, who is physically and emotionally healthy and who is a caring participant in our community.

Our values are respect; honesty; self worth; friendship; safety; security and knowledge.

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Download File Size File Type
Parent Information Booklet (2018) 196 KB Adobe PDF
Frequently Asked Questions 337 KB Adobe PDF
Healthy Eating Policy 337 KB Adobe PDF
Nut Awareness Policy 66 KB Adobe PDF
Skin Protection 83 KB Adobe PDF
Communication and Sharing 92 KB Adobe PDF
Positive Behaviour 69 KB Adobe PDF
Grievance policy 42 KB Adobe PDF
Mother's Day stall 393 KB Adobe PDF
Acquaintance night Poster 2018 262 KB Adobe PDF
Governing Council nomination form 394 KB Adobe PDF

For more information regarding policies, please visit the DECD Policies and Procedures webpage for Early Childhood Services.

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Download File Size File Type
Newsletter Issue 01 (2018) 467 KB Adobe PDF
Newsletter Issue 02 (2018) 623 KB Adobe PDF
Newsletter Issue 03 (2018) 612 KB Adobe PDF
Newsletter Issue 04 (2018) 618 KB Adobe PDF
Newsletter Issue 05 (2018) 765 KB Adobe PDF

View the Newsletter Archives to download newsletters from previous years

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Playgroup Information

Our parent run Playgroup is run on Monday mornings from 9:30am to 11:00am. Please contact our staff for further information or read our FAQ brochure.

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Planning & Reporting

The Context Statement provides detailed information about our preschool.

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Download File Size File Type
Context Statement 212 KB Adobe PDF
Quality Improvement Plan (2017) 651 KB Adobe PDF
2017 Annual Report 13 MB Adobe PDF

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Feedback and complaints

Let us know if you have feedback or a complaint, or if you want to give us a compliment. Feedback is valuable as it helps us shape our services to meet your needs.

Raising a complaint with DECD (Adobe PDF 478KB)

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