About Us

Our Committee

Olympic Avenue Kindergarten is run by an elected Management Committee made up of parents of enrolled children. Elections are held at the kindergarten’s Annual General Meeting, normally held in November. The committee members are a dedicated and enthusiastic group of people, welcoming suggestions from the parents, teachers and other stakeholders in the community to optimise the running of the kindergarten.

The kindergarten also has a very active social committee, which organises different activities throughout the year such as group coffees/dinners, a welcome and farewell barbecue each year, a footy day, a movie night, and a social/fundraising night for parents. Every second year, we also hold a mini-fair for the community and kinder families. Pennydale Park, next door to the kindergarten, is used for picnics, parties and regular informal get togethers for children and parents across the groups.

Committee Positions 2023

 

President Sashca Redeker
Vice President Jess Travers
Secretary Kerry Sneddon
Treasurer Vacant
Enrolment Officer Vacant
Fundraising and Events Coordinator Fiona Philip
Working Bee Coordinator Andrew Freeman
Social Coordinator Clare Whitaker
Marketing / PR Officer Jess Travers
Major Works Coordinator Andrew Freeman

Grants Officer

Sarah Weaver

Sub-committee Positions 2023

Social Sub-committee
Red Sally Blewett
Purple Darcie Shannon
Orange Kate Brady
Yellow Jade Turner
Fundraising Sub-committee
Red Sally Blewett
Purple Clare Whitaker & Stella Young
Orange Mimi Giordano & Natalie Willits
Yellow Jenny White

Committee meeting dates

Committee meetings are held monthly at the kindergarten. All parents, as members of the association, can request an invite to attend these meetings. Please email the committee with your request and your item for the agenda.

If you are interested in joining the Management Committee, you are able to nominate for a position either before or at the Annual General Meeting, normally held in November. 

Benefits of joining the committee

 

  • It will help the kindergarten to keep operating efficiently
  • It will provide an opportunity for you to contribute to policies and procedures. Policies are based on legal requirements, and employer’s, staff and family beliefs about what is important in providing a service for children at the kindergarten.
  • You will have the opportunity to contribute in an effective way to making the kinder year a positive experience that enhances the development of all the children involved, including your child.
  • You will regularly hear about, and make decisions on, the day-to-day running of the kinder e.g. staff interactions with the children such as programs and special learning activities planned, expectations, behaviour guidance, indoor/outdoor play, and equipment and materials needed, etc.
  • It may help you develop or further your skills in areas such as meeting skills and procedures, fundraising, marketing, financial management and human relations.
  • You will have more of an understanding of what happens during your child’s time at kindergarten.
  • A sense of ‘belonging’ contributes to a positive year for both you and your child.

 

You can contact our Committee directly at officeolympicave@gmail.com