Welcome to Victor Harbor Community Kindergarten

At Victor Harbor Community Kindergarten our core business is guided by our belief that children are capable and resourceful learners who are active contributors to their own learning, that they must be valued as individuals, within the context of their family and their community. We know that children can develop confidence and positive self-esteem through a supportive and secure environment.


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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that the land we play at kindy on, was and still is the land that the Ramindjeri children played on. We respect the past and present and walk, play and learn in your footsteps.

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Information for Parents

Kindergarten Times

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

On Sunday 27 August 2023, the Commissioner the Hon Julia Gillard AC, handed down the final report outlining

the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Early Childhood Education and Care. To read the

full report visit: www.royalcommissionecec.sa.gov.au/

Early childhood education and care is important for all children. The Royal Commission’s final report has made

recommendations about work that can be done to help provide the best start for all children in the early years

from birth to age 5.

Three-year-old preschool will be implemented starting from 2026.

The state government has begun work on the areas of reform needed to implement the Royal Commission’s


We will provide you with updates as we know more.

Any enquiries should be directed to the Department for Education via


When your child can start preschool

Your child is entitled to access 4 terms (1 year) of government preschool in the year before they start school.

We are introducing a mid-year intake into preschool. This means from 2023 children who turn 4:

  • before 1 May are eligible to start preschool at the beginning of the year.
  • on 1 May to 31 October can start preschool through the mid-year intake at the beginning of term 3 of that year.

Regardless of whether your child starts at the beginning of the year, or through a mid-year intake they will undertake 4 terms of preschool.

If your child turns 4 after 31 October they can start preschool at the beginning of the following year.

If you are uncertain about the best time for your child to start preschool or feel your child may benefit from starting preschool later, please talk to us about your options.

If your child is Aboriginal or under guardianship (in care) they are eligible for 12 hours of preschool after they turn 3. They will then be eligible for 15 hours per week of preschool in the year before they start school.

Enrolling your child

You can register your interest to enrol your child with us by using the preschool registration of interest form. This form is also available from us.

Priority will be given to children living in our catchment area. If you don’t live in our catchment area you should indicate at least 2 other preschool options on your form.

If we can give your child a place with us we’ll send you an offer letter via email. You can accept the offer by filling in and sending back the acceptance slip by the due date.

Contact Us

Principal: Jo Peat

Phone: (08) 8552 2028
Email: dl.3696.leaders@schools.sa.edu.au

Address: 1 Oval Road, Victor Harbor SA 5211

Education Office: Noarlunga
Partnership: Fleurieu

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Victor Harbor Community Kindergarten

1 Oval Rd, Victor Harbor SA 5211

Feedback & 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.

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