Welcome to your Kindergarten Committee. Responsibilities of Kindergarten/Preschool Committees are to assist the teaching staff to run the day to day requirements of the Kindergarten/Preschool.
For more details on how best to run your committee please follow the links below.
Who sends out notification of meeting dates?
The Secretary can distribute notes or the ECKA office can distribute via text messages to all parents.
Should we hold a meeting at night?
Experience shows that meetings held after a kindergarten session are the best attended. Some parents find it hard to come out at night, due to baby-sitting restrictions.
Should we ask the teacher before organising a fundraising or social event?
Yes, please involve staff in any decision making.
Where do we find help or advice?
Teacher, ECKA office or 03 5339 5055
How many meetings should we hold per term?
Your kinder constitution states how many meetings you need to hold. Contact ECKA if you need further details.
How do we get, newsletters, notices or flyers printed?
Ask the teacher or the ECKA office
Can we use the ECKA logo?
Yes, however all notices, flyers or posters that include the ECKA logo must be forwarded to the ECKA office for approval before printing commences.
How do we get a cheque to pay for fundraising activities?
The kindergarten/preschool treasurer will need to write the cheque or phone the ECKA office and speak to either Colleen or Jo, who will assist you.
What do we do with cash raised?
The Treasurer must bank all cash as soon as possible or contact Jo or Colleen at ECKA to assist you. P: 5339 5055
Can we pay in cash for fundraisers?
No, ECKA’s accounting procedures do not allow for cash transactions.
How do I get reimbursement for items purchased for a social event?
You must retain your receipt and forward it to your Treasurer who will reimburse you.
Do we have a fundraising target?
Yes, Jo and Colleen put your budget together and your Treasurer will check with your committee if the target is acceptable.
How many fundraising events should we hold per year?
We recommend 1 per term and remember that there is a limit to how much committee members and families can manage.