Hampton Community Kindergarten values the contribution of families to our kindergarten. Throughout the year there are many ways to get involved with your child's learning. We encourage parents, guardians and other important people in your child's life to be active participants in our kindergarten community. Ways you can get involved include joining our parent Committee of Management, volunteering as a kinder helper or assisting with special kinder events such as our Open Day or Working Bees.
From January 2021 all adults coming in to help at the Kinder will require a Volunteer's Working with Children Check. You can apply for your free WWCC here.
Committee of Management
Hampton Community Kindergarten is a not-for-profit organisation and is managed by a volunteer parent Committee of Management. The committee is elected each year at the Kinder’s Annual General Meeting. Some of the ways the Committee assists the teachers and co-educators in achieving the goals of the kinder are through helping to maintain the building and grounds, coordinating new enrolments and coordinating kinder social events.
Being a part of the Committee of Management is a fantastic opportunity to have insight and a voice into the running the kindergarten and to get to know other families in the community.
We view teaching as a collaborative partnership between our educators and families. Please make the time to regular check in with your child’s teacher to discuss their progress throughout the year. We invite families to share their knowledge and work with us to find the best strategies to assist their child. If your family is going through any periods of change, please make sure to let your child’s teacher know any relevant information which may be affecting your child’s mood, behaviour or health.
Our educators are happy to have short conversations at the beginning and end of a session, however recommend making an appointment for longer discussions.
We provide a roster for each term, giving families the opportunity to come along and participate in the kindergarten experience. This can be a wonderful time for you to share some of your skills and talents with the group, or just come along and play. During the orientation program your child’s teacher will give you recommendations in being an effective parent helper. We look forward to working closely with you.
Throughout the year we ask that our families assist with caring for our kinder chickens on the weekends. Families are invited to visit, feed the chickens and check for eggs. Helping to care for our animals is a fantastic learning opportunity for all.
We also ask families to help with kinder laundry, washing art smocks and handtowels to help us ensure items are hygienic for children’s use. Each group will have a laundry roster for families to follow.
A few times a year our committee organise kinder working bees. These are a great opportunity to get to know other parents in our community and to help keep the kinder environment looking its best. As a part of your kindergarten fees you are charged a working bee levy. To receive the levy refund parents must attend one two hour working bee session per child.