Dallas Highly Commended in Victorian Early Years Awards

CONGRATULATIONS to the EARLY YEARS TEAM of our school. Their hard work and commitment in partnership with Victoria University and Communities for Children resulted in our school being shortlisted and then receiving a highly commended in the Victorian Early Years’ awards. The award recognises the work of everyone involved with the children from playgroup, kindergarten, prep, grade one and grade two.

Highly Commended - Better Access to Early Years Services

Dallas Primary School and Kindergarten

Strengthening The Significant Years
The Dallas Community Hub, initiated by Dallas Primary School and Kindergarten, has grown to encompass a wide range of services and support for children from birth to 12 years and their families.
The Hub was developed in response to lower than average participation and attendance rates at kindergarten and a concern over the number of children starting school with unaddressed developmental issues.
Now, families have access to Maternal and Child Health services, supported playgroups and parent groups, kindergarten, speech pathology, bilingual teacher aides and a continuous curriculum delivered across the early years and primary school.
Dallas Primary School and Kindergarten are also partnering with Victoria University in a research project investigating approaches to supporting children’s literacy before school age.