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Gowrie Australia: Reflections

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

Gowrie NSW

Gowrie Victoria

Gowrie SA

the Gowrie (WA) Inc.

Lady Gowrie Tasmania

One day Workshop Tour 2016

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

The Early Years Learning Framework

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.

We never stop learning

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 or ring (07) 3252 2667 to discuss your professional learning needs

Shine like a Diamond – Early Learning Sourcebook Series

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