Puckapunal Kindergarten holds a Standard Licence with the Victorian Department of Education & Early Childhood Development to operate a 3 and 4 Year Old play based program. We are a community managed Kindergaten who believe every child has the right to an education.
Our aim is to provide a nurturing, safe and encouraging environment in which our children can develop and grow through a play based learning program. The program follows the Victorian Early Years Framework and is flexible, aiming to meet the educational, developmental and emotional needs of each individual child.
Through this, we strive to enhance each child’s sense of:
Well being and confidence
Connection to their world and their community
This is acheived through collaboration with children, families and the wider community.
The kindergarten is managed by a volunteer Committee of Management. Due to the transient nature of defence families and possible six month change of committee members, an Administration Coordinator is employed to maintain the kindergarten’s day-to-day operations and provide additional support to families.
The Committee of Management operates with the following members: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and general members including a Fundraising Coordinator. All members of the Committee are elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in September. They are elected for a period of 12 months and step down at the next AGM.
The current Puckapunyal Kindergarten Committee of Management is:
President – Kia Kenny
Vice President – Pamela Matthews
Secretary/ Public Officer – Katherine Hard
Treasurer – Megan Buckley
Fundraising – TBA
Newsletter, Facebook & Website Coordinator – TBA
General Members – Jessica Newby, Jody Ramsbotham, Anja van der Waal, Stacey Gordon, Rebecca McKechnie
Defence Representative – Major Karl Britton