Parent Involvement

parent-involvement

At Yarraleen Preschool we value and rely on families’ participation and involvement for the smooth running and operation of the kinder. Parents have many ways and opportunities in which they can get involved and assist throughout the year. It is because of parent support that we are able to offer such a high quality educational program.

The following are some examples of how you can assist and contribute:

Stay and Play – once or twice per term a parent (or another available family member) is invited to assist the educators for 3 hours during a kinder session. This is a wonderful way for families to observe the kinder program in action, as well as spend some time with their child and the whole group. Children look forward to having someone special on duty. While on duty, you may be asked to assist with setting up the tables for snack time, putting things away, guiding children with some activities, etc.

Working bees are family days where parents get to meet other Kinder families whilst, at the same time , help to complete general maintenance tasks. Working bees are important to keep our building and grounds maintained and safe for the children.

Families are invited to the Kindergarten on special occasions such as Welcome Morning Tea, special family days, Teddy Bears' picnic and open days, as well as participate in social functions organised by and for the Kinder community.

Fundraising events are conducted each year. All money raised goes back into the Kindergarten to be used for improving our facilities and providing resources and special programs for the children as needed. If you have any items you wish to donate for a fundraising event (e. g. raffle items, vouchers, etc.), please contact the Committee of Management.

Committee of Management - Yarraleen preschool is managed by a dedicated group of volunteer parents who oversee the day-to-day aspects involved in the operation of our Kindergarten. Each year, a number of roles on the Committee become vacant and parents are encouraged to nominate themselves. Anyone is welcome. You do not need any special skills or qualifications, just the desire to help out and contribute.

Families are encouraged to share any particular skills or knowledge with the children such as cooking, art and craft skills, musical talents, reading stories in languages other than English, or even discuss your profession or hobbies with the group. If you wish to participate, please contact your child's teacher.

Assisting the teachers and children on group excursions.

Contributing your time and knowledge if you have special skills or a hobby that can assist the Kindergarten.