Gowrie Australia Reflections
From 2016 Reflections produces by Gowrie Australia, has a new refreshed and revised format. Once a hard-copy quarterly early education and care magazine, Reflections will now produce articles digitally every month. It is believed that this new look and feel is better suited to the opportunities for more spontaneous reading as well as discussion starters for professional reflection.
Reflections can be downloaded for free on each Gowrie website listed below.
Lady Gowrie Qld
the Gowrie (WA) Inc.
Lady Gowrie Tasmania
SUE LEWIN AND SHARRON LINDH will be presenting in your region soon.
Cairns – 11th June
Townsville – 23rd July
Mackay – 10th September
Emerald – 8th October
For more information go to our Training, Workshops & Conferences page
EYLF – Assessment in the Early Years
With the Introduction of the EYLF, staff from Gowrie centres across Australia have been working together in a project to review the range of possibilities for ways of approaching assessment. Our work has led to the development of a resource – Assessment in the Early Years: A Resource from Gowrie Australia drawing on the Early Years Learning Framework.
Workshops and Consultancy
The Gowrie (QLD) offers a range of Professional Learning Sessions to meet the needs of early childhood education and care services eg: Creating a Culture of Inquiry; Embedding Reflective Practice in your Service; Revisiting the EYLF in the context of the NQS; Creating Inspiring Environments.
Individualised support is also available through our consultancy service.
Existing sessions can be customised or new sessions developed to tailor to the needs of your staff teams and service.
Please contact: Deb Verstege at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring (07) 3252 2667 to discuss your professional learning needs
The Diamond Early Learning Education Sourcebook Series is an exciting new practical resource that provides information, teaching strategies and reflection starters on topics that are designed to assist early childhood educators to effectively promote the desired outcomes for young children (3-5 years) as outlined in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Teachers stories, authentic anecdotes, observations and journal extracts are also included to further illustrate effective practices and strategies.
There are eight books in the series. Each book is attractively presented and easy to read with numerous colour photographs taken in different early education settings, providing additional examples of what effective practices looks like.
1. Developing Relationships and Identity
2. Promoting Playbased Learning
3. Building Literacy Skills
4. Building Numeracy Skills
5. Exploring Music and Movement
6. Exploring the Visual Arts
7. Fostering Investigations and Discoveries
8. Leading Active Healthy Lives
Townsville and Cairns now have something more in common than tropical beauty these cities both now have Lady Gowrie Long Day Care Centres. In Townsville we are located in Kennedy Place and Cairns Waratah Drive in Manunda is our latest member of the Lady Gowrie family.
Our new identity is founded on our philosophy and passion for education, while it also reflects our proud history and bright future in all aspects of early childhood education.
At its core is a clever evolution of our beginnings here in Queensland, and incorporates the colour jacaranda, as was Lady Gowries wishes when she opened Love Street.
We prepare children for life, and feel our new identity better prepares us for who we are as an organisation helping the next generations of Queensland families.