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Pre-School and Long Day Care

Enrol up to 6 years old 

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Pelican Pre-school
Long Day Care
Safe, holistic, challenging and nurturing learning environment
Respect and support sustainability of the environment
Respect for diversity and multiculturalism

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At Pelican, we have a firm belief that education is a dynamic experience. Learning can be an occasion for empowering and enriching your child's life experience. We hope the holistic learning experience at Pelican will be exciting and challenging, and provide good transitional support... Read More

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News & Events Archive 

Evie, the Xmas Elf

We have Evie, the Christmas Elf visit us on 14th December (Friday). She recreated the atmosphere of the wintery North Pole, and engaged the children to help her in her work as Santa’s assistants in visiting the boys and girls in different parts of the world. The show included interactive winter storytelling, magic tricks galore, beautiful singing, performer led group dancing and fun Christmas party games. Click HERE for photos

Mobile Dentist

A Mobile Dentist visited the children on 6th December (Thursday) and provided a dental care check up and an interesting dental health incursion. For many of the children, it is their first time they have their teeth examined. It was a great experience! Click HERE for photos

Librarian visit - Dec 2018

On 3rd December (Monday), the children enjoyed a wonderful session of story-telling by a visiting Librarian from the local City Library. Click HERE for photos

Maggie Moo Music

We have invited Maggie Moo to come by on 28th November (Wednesday). Jo entertained the children with simple music and songs to promote movement and cognitive skills. She provided 2 group experiences so that the Bumblebee and Butterfly groups could have age appropriate catered sessions. We ALL loved the bubbles at the end!

Healthy Harold

We had an enjoyable session with Happy Harold on 23rd November (Friday). During the interactive session, children gained a deeper understanding of feelings, emotions and how to be a ‘good’ friend. The specialist Educator from Harold used games, story-telling, puppetry, songs and discussions and the iconic mascot Health Harold (giraffe) in the delivery of the programme. Click HERE for photos

Shellharour City Council Worm [...]

We have invited a Shellharbour Council Officer to come by on 7TH November (Wednesday). The talk focused on the process and the benefits of composting, and what ingredients go into making wonderful compost that can be used in the garden and support sustainability. Click HERE for photos

Latest News & Events 

Maggie Moo Visit

We had Farmer Joe and her friend Maggie Moo join us at Pelican for a musical learning experience about farm animals. The children were respectful active listeners for our guest and showed enthusiasm when given the opportunity to play with a variety of instruments. The children were able to express their prior understanding of the animals through correctly naming the puppet friends and making their noises with Farmer Joe. They especially loved when the bubble machine was brought out, as they tried to 'clap', 'pop' and 'catch' the bubbles, which furthered their motor development through hand-eye coordination. Click HERE for photos 

Book Week

We had a great week of dressing up for Book Week. The children all behaved beautifully for our Book Week excursion to the Shellharbour City Library for a fun and interactive story time. Click HERE for photos

Ready Set Go

We had our complementary session from Ready Set Go for Life one afternoon. The children had a great time learning new ball skills and other fundamental movement and body awareness skills. We practiced kicking, ball skills, parachute games and hula hoops. Click HERE for photos


We had a fabulous time being able to participate in the Smoking Ceremony and other activities at Shellharbour Council to celebrate NAIDOC week.

Tiny Tins Visit

We had a visit from Tiny Tins, who helped us learn about rubbish disposal and how to get rid of big items of rubbish.

Pyjama Day

We also enjoyed a special cozy Pyjama Day where we had a special treat of movies, as well as taking the opportunity to acknowledge National Pyjama Day which raises awareness for people suffering with asthma. Click HERE for photos

Janet Harlow

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Pelican Pre-School & Long Day Care @ Shellharbour
Managed and operated by Raffles Campus (Australia) Pty Ltd
ABN: 69 601 149 286

30-32 Chillawong Circuit, Blackbutt, NSW 2529, Australia

Tel: (02) 4297 2099

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