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History

Prior to 1960 and during 1960 Jean Shaw and Clarie Terry were teaching children from their homes and at a hall located at the back of a church in Wolfram St.

Early 1960

 

 

 

24th May 1960

 

7th June 1960

 

 

 

5th September 1960

 

7th November 1960

 

27th May 1961   

 

November 1961

 

 

June 1971

 

 

 

28th October 1972

 

 

February 1974

 

30th March 1978

 

1979

 

 

1984

 

March 1994

 

 

 

 

 

24th November 1994

 

1997 

 

4th December 1997

 

 

1st July 2000

 

 

28th August 2000

 

 

 

2004

 

2006

 

2006

 

2008

 

2009

 

2011

 

 

Parents of intellectually disabled children felt there was an urgent need for special education facilities in Broken Hill and formed the Intellectually Disabled Children’s Education Committee.

 

Commencement of school with 12 children enrolled.

 

Resolved to wind up Education Committee and form in its place the Broken Hill branch of the SCWA (Subnormal Children’s Welfare Association).

 

Purchase of old house 237 South Road for school.

 

Name SILVERLEA adopted. 

 

Official opening of school.

 

Third teacher appointed and youngest pupils placed in separate class.

 

Education Department’s School in Rakow Street, constructed and occupied by two classes. A second building was built alongside and Silverlea School occupied this building until 1984.

 

Building officially opened. Workshop also officially opened same day.

 

Physiotherapy first provided at Silverlea.

 

Special playgroup began.

 

Physiotherapy room built by fundraising from Broken Hill South Rotary Club.

 

The Silverlea school became the Early Intervention Centre.

 

Broke away into separate groups, these being:

  1. Silverlea Employment and Training Services (SETS)

  2. Silverlea Education and Accommodation Services (SEAS)

  3. Silverlea Incorporated

  4. Early Intervention Centre

 

Became a DoCS licensed facility

 

Silverlea Early Childhood Services broke away from SEAS

 

Silverlea Early Childhood Services Incorporated became incorporated under the Association Incorporated Act 1984

 

GST introduced. The centre had to become GST compliant with a registered business number (ABN)

 

Received an authority to fundraise for charitable purposes from the Office of Charities, Department of Gaming and Racing (Charitable Fundraising Act 1991)

 

Sensory garden and landscaping began and partially completed

 

Service under went a restructure for sessions for children

 

Award recipients for Village Green Sustainable Business Program

 

Service under went another restructure for sessions for children

 

Became a DoCS licensed facility again

 

Approved to receive Children’s Services funding allowing an increase in session hours for preschool aged children. Only NSW Early Intervention Service to receive these funds.