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Constitutions – preschools

Preschool constitutions are quite different to school constitutions. They are based on a different Preschool Model Constitution (Word 144KB).

If you aren’t sure about which constitution your site needs, please contact us

Your preschool's approved constitution

What it looks like

An approved constitution has an ‘approved by’ signature on the front page. It should be signed and dated.

Where it’s kept

There must be a copy of the approved constitution kept at the preschool.

When to change it

You shouldn’t need to change your preschool’s constitution often. The only times it should need to change are when the:

  • preschool’s name changes
  • composition of the membership needs to change.

Steps to change an approved preschool constitution

Check, decide, document

  • Check minimum requirements for membership. A good size is between 5 and 25.
  • Decide on the changes you need (name change, membership structure).
  • Document any changes and decisions.

Questions and any other changes

Contact the Manager, Preschool Policy and Programs on 8226 2831 or by email DECDecsupport [at] sa.gov.au

Forward proposed changes

Preschool Policy and Programs
Level 7, 31 Flinders Street
Adelaide SA 5000

or via courier R11/36
or email to DECDecsupport [at] sa.gov.au 


The new signed and dated constitution will be sent back to your preschool.

Confirm approval (ratify)

The committee/council will confirm the approval of the constitution at either a special general meeting or an annual general meeting.

This final step is also known as ‘ratifying’ the approved constitution.


Site Governance, Partnerships, Schools and Preschools

Phone: 8226 9617
EmailEducation.sitegovernance [at] sa.gov.au