Child Side Playgroup

and School follows

child protection and

protective behaviour

processes.  We deliver

the Keeping Safe: Child

Protection Curriculum.



is inspired
by the

practices of

which are
woven into a
flexible & organic
style of education
designed for

What We Offer
High adult to child ratio

each child is well-known, cared about and unlikely to slip through the cracks

Small by design

we can seriously personalise learning and academically challenge every child and humanise the process

Highly researched

innovative practice relevant to living in the 21st Century, connecting children to the world rather than isolating them behind four walls and a door; children who can cope and thrive with modern living and its requirements


work place conducive for all children to ‘be, belong, become’ – engaged and responsive children enjoying their childhood and education

Governing Council

The Governing Council (GC) takes a specific level of responsibility and interest in enabling the school to carry out its purpose and mission, as defined in the school’s constitution, a requirement of the school registration processes (Department of Education Services – Non-government Schools). GC members:

  • have a legal and moral shared responsibility to ensure the health and sustainability of the school;
  • make decisions on behalf of and act in the best interests of the school;
  • enables the school (children, staff, and families) to create a welcoming educational culture for children and
  • are responsible for strategic planning and management and checks and balances.

The GC meets monthly and is about the ‘big picture’ and is on a journey to intellectually nourish and support our community ensuring it is ethical, viable and educationally credible. The Chair of the GC liaises regularly with co-principals and assists them in the roles of following processes and informed decision making, including the grievance procedure and selecting and deploying staff.


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