Our parent committee sign up for the year and meet once a month to discuss and co-ordinate everything from fundraisers, barbeques at Bunnings, parent nights out, Open Day activities, excursions and incursions.
Being on the committee gives you an added sense of community, making new friends and input towards our children’s experience at kinder. There is guidance from previous years with an annual program of activities, notes and templates to work from. Meetings are held at our kinder, after work hours.
The committee welcomes all skills. If you can play a musical instrument, garden, assemble furniture, fix websites, understand bookkeeping, have contacts within local government/marketing/media, even if you’re just a social person and can spruik the term’s fundraising activity – your skill will be appreciated.
Every year in November we hold an AGM and call for nominations for the following year’s committee. Included below is a description of the various positions on the committee. We encourage you to consider being a part of the committee. Children love seeing you coming in and helping prune trees, cooking at Bunnings (very exciting!), play your guitar for them or sell raffle tickets. Feel free to have a chat with me if you would like to know more.
|SOMERS PARADE KINDERGARTEN 2021 COMMITTEE|
|Sarah Brooker||Vice President|
|Tanja Haeusler||Assistant Treasurer|
|Chantel Meehan||Uniform Officer|
|Sean Dugdale||Working Bee Coordinator|
|Working Bee Coordinator 2|
|Jade Jones||Pet Monitor|
|Adam Taylor||Pet Monitor 2|
|Monica Yupangco||Grants Officer|
|Franzi Taylor||General Committee|
|Belinda Tamburro||General Committee|
|Cameron Bishop||General Committee|
|Marketing & Communications Coordinator|
The President is the key person and public face of the Committee. The key function of the President is to ensure an efficient and well run Committee of Management. They do this by chairing committee meetings, coordinating the work of the committee and participating in decision making in important issues affecting the center.
The President is responsible for liaising with Council and ECMS.
The Vice President’s role is to assist the President and to chair meetings in the President’s absence. The Vice President should follow up action items from meeting minutes approximately 2 weeks prior to the following meeting to offer assistance to any Committee Members in completing the required actions.
The Treasurer is responsible for preparing an annual budget, keeping accurate financial records, paying bills and accounts, banking of money received and presenting monthly reports to the Committee of Management. Assistance is available for this role from ECMS if needed.
The Committee of Management will elect an Assistant Treasurer &/ or Secretary to assist.
Coordinate with the Teacher and Events Organiser the incursions/excursions for the year. Formulate a plan for raising funds for the kindergarten throughout the year through activities such as tea towels, picture plates, toy catalogs, as well as activities outside the kindergarten such as the sausage sizzle at Bunnings.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
In conjunction with President & fundraising develop and oversee the general marketing and publicity strategy for kinder. This includes advertising materials for both online, print and external use. updating social media such as Facebook with appropriate content and Supply information to external party for updates to Kindergarten website.
This position is to ensure that the pets we keep at kindergarten are cared for appropriately. It involves keeping up stock for food and hay. There is a pet roster where families volunteer for weekend care. The Pet Monitor is a backup contact should any families have any problems. Ideally, this person would be available to clean and check the pets once a week.
General Committee Members
Come along to meetings one evening each month, participate in decisions relating to the kindergarten, hear what’s going on and maybe help out with small jobs if required. Opportunity to assist with current projects and subcommittees as required.