Echunga Primary SchoolEchunga Primary School


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Preschool Parent Handbook 2019 204B Adobe PDF
Welcome to the Echunga Fiesta Playgroup 560 KB Adobe PDF

Echunga Preschool is a small, school based Preschool set in the Adelaide Hills. The preschool enjoys a lovely park setting with numerous deciduous and non-deciduous trees, easy access bush walking trails including a creek, resident chickens, worm farm and butterfly garden.

The preschool program includes learning Spanish which is used throughout the day. The preschool children enjoy visiting and borrowing from the School library, attend regular assemblies often sharing work including speaking on the microphone, experience events with the school such as excursions, performances, buddy class visiting.

We offer a comprehensive play based program using the National Curriculum Framework, The Early Years Learning Framework, “Being, Belonging, Becoming”.

The 5 Learning Outcomes are designed to integrate and develop the complex learning dispositions, skills, and knowledge of preschool aged children.


Principal: Pam Thompson (Nominated Supervisor)
Preschool Teacher: Sue Melville (Certified Supervisor)
SSO: Helen Taylor
PCW: Narelle Chester

Philosophy Statement

At Echunga Preschool, positive relationships underpin all that we do.

We believe that by developing close connections with children and families, by embracing their diversity of experiences and by fostering belonging, we create a culture of active and engaged learning.

Children are active and engaged learners when they feel secure to discover, explore, take risks, experiment, create, improvise and imagine. They respectfully interact with each other, they problem solve, they persist, they ask questions and they have fun. We believe that children are best supported in their learning when immersed in play opportunities and a variety of other authentic learning experiences in different settings.

We value the wealth of contributions and involvement from families and the wider school community. In working together we aim to create a rich, respectful and nurturing learning environment.

Preschool Hours

Monday 9:00am - 3:00pm 6 hours
Tuesday 9:00am - 3:00pm 6 hours
Wednesday (even school weeks) 9:00am - 3:00pm 6 hours over the fortnight


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Behaviour Code 157 KB Adobe PDF
Healthy Food & Supply Nutrition Policy 190 KB Adobe PDF
Parent Complaint Policy 157 KB Adobe PDF
Sun Protection Policy 175 KB Adobe PDF
Quality Improvement Plan 2019 511 KB Adobe PDF

DECD Policies and Procedures related to Echunga Preschool and the National Quality Framework can be further accessed online at

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