AU WA A445 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION BOARD

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Statutory Authority

Authorized form of name

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION BOARD

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A445

Description area

Dates of existence

1973-07-01 - 1977-12-31

History

The Western Australian Pre-School Education Board was established under the Pre-School Education Act (No. 18 of 1973) which provided for the dissolution of the Kindergarten Association of Western Australia (Inc), and for the discharging of the former functions of that Association: to make provision for the maintenance and extension of pre-school education facilities, to regulate the conduct of pre-school education centres and for incidental and other purposes.

The Kindergarten Association of Western Australia (Inc) (selected records of which are held by the Battye Library of Western Australian History, Private Archives Collection, Manuscript Note 797) was preceded by the Kindergarten Union of Western Australia (Inc) (see also Manuscript Note 525 in the Battye Library).

The Board established advisory committees on matters of educational policy, finance and staffing, registration and standards, Aboriginal pre-school education and the Child Care Certificates Course conducted by the Board.

Twenty six advisory staff were employed by the Board upon formation. These staff assisted in the supervision and administration of pre-school centres. Regional advisory staff were based in Albany, Bunbury, Corrigin, Geraldton, Gnowangerup, Kalgoorlie, Merredin, Moora, Northam, Port Hedland and Ravensthorpe.

Upon the Board's formation, there were a total of 124 pre-school centres catering for 4882 children.

The Western Australian Pre-School Education Board ceased operation on 31 December 1977 when it became absorbed by the Education Department.

(Agency description sourced from "Western Australian Pre-School Education Board Annual Report 1973/74").

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Pre-school Education Act (1973-1975)

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A13 - MINISTRY OF EDUCATION (1988-07-01 - 1994-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A13

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1987-01-01 - ?

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A12 - EDUCATION DEPARTMENT (1893-10-13 - 1988-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A12

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1978-01-01 - 1987-01-01

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S1507 - MINUTES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1977-07-06 - 1977-12-14

Related unit of description

Series S3137 - CORRESPONDENCE - KINDERGARTENS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

Related unit of description

Series S859 - FILES - GENERAL (PRE-SCHOOLS)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1973-07-01 - 1977-12-31

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes