Information Session: Getting ready for prep

We are hosting an evening for families who would like information about how 3 and 4 year-old kindergarten programs assist children to be “ready for prep”.

Our kinder teachers will be speaking, along with prep teachers from Ascot Vale Primary, Flemington Primary and St Brendans Primary.

The prep teachers will share information about the individual programs they offer, emphasising the skills and attributes they feel are important to assist in a successful transition to prep.

The session is open to all families who are thinking of enrolling in a 3 or 4 year-old kindergarten program and those who are already attending a kindergarten program.  This event is open to all members of the local community so please feel free to pass this information on to family and friends.

RSVP: To Tara by Tuesday 25th July at ascot.kin.admin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au or telephone 9375 3548

Fundraising update- Cake stall

Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising cake stall at Flemington Farmers’ Market on Sunday 7th May.  Fortunately we had lovely weather on the day and lots of customers for our baking.  We managed to sell all of the baking before the market even finished! So thank you to those of you who baked the delicious baking and to those of you who volunteered to help on the stall. We couldn’t do it without your support.

We also sold lots of ELAA raffle tickets at the market and we raised a combined total of $725.79. This money will be spent on buying new climbing and play equipment for the kinder.

Thank you

Amanda A’Hara
Fundraising Coordinator

Working Bee Thanks

We’d like to send a big thank you all the families who were able to attend the working bee last Sunday. An enormous amount of work was undertaken and completed on the day under the supervision of our working bee coordinator Ralia.  We’re very grateful for the support we receive from our wonderful kinder families.

Caring for Kids 2017 Raffle

To help raise money to upgrade our outdoor climbing equipment area, we are taking part in the Caring for Kids fundraising raffle organised by ELAA and Playgroup Victoria.  There are some great prizes this year and we need your help selling (or buying) tickets.

Major prizes:

1st Prize: Flight centre travel voucher valued at $6,000
2nd Prize: Harvey Norman voucher valued at $3,000
3rd Prize: JB HiFi voucher valued at $1,000
4th Prize: Coles Myer voucher valued at $250 Continue reading Caring for Kids 2017 Raffle

Fundraising Cake Stall- Sunday 7 May 2017

When and where?

Sunday 7th May, 9am-1pm
Flemington Farmers Market
Mt Alexander College, 175 Mt Alexander Rd, Flemington

Why?

To raise money for new play equipment.

What to do

Bake something that we can sell at the market on the day. Whole cakes are popular, as are cookies, slices and gluten free goodies.  If you are a keen preserver and have jars of homemade jam, marmalade etc we would love to sell them as well. Continue reading Fundraising Cake Stall- Sunday 7 May 2017

Fundraising Update- Quiz Night and Tea Towels

Thanks to everyone who attended and supported this year’s Quiz night. We ended up with a profit of just under $4,000 and this money will be put towards a large shade umbrella in the outdoor area. Our ticket sales accounted for roughly half of the money raised and the rest was made on the night through games, a raffle and auction. John Morillo from Jellis Craig, Kensington was our auctioneer and did a great job raising $1,185 from 12 auction lots. He also generously donated $500 to the kinder on the night.

I’d like to thank everyone who made the Quiz night possible:
Main sponsors – John Morillo, Jellis Craig Kensington | Flemington Kensington Bowls club | Advent Print Media
Donors to the auction– Danny Pearson, State Member for Essendon | Melinda Rolfe | Roda fruits | Fresh on Young, Moonee Ponds | Luisa from Coty Australia | Flemington Cycles, Flemington | Advent Print Media | Jo from Airoart | The Abood family
Donors to the Raffle– Newmarket Quality Meats, Flemington | Roda Fruits | Karen Wilson | Aspen Pharmaceuticals |The Papadatos family | The Happy Apple, Greengrocer, Ascot Vale | The Abood family | Sticky Sweets, Flemington
Prizes donated by– Flemington Kensington Bowls Club | Pepper Café, Flemington | Penny + young, Moonee Ponds | Ascot Vale cellars, Ascot Vale | Public Life, Ascot Vale | The Smith Family | The Papadatos Family Continue reading Fundraising Update- Quiz Night and Tea Towels

Fundraising update- Bunnings BBQ and Caring for Kids raffle

Thank you to everybody who volunteered at the Bunnings’ BBQ last month.  We’re very grateful for all the help we received and are very pleased to announce that we raised over $1,300.

We’ve also been notified of the final results of the Caring for Kids raffle held earlier in the year and we raised $940 for the kindergarten.  A big thank you to Fiona Macri for organising this again this year and thank you to everyone for the great effort buying and selling tickets. We finished in the top 20 ticket sellers this year!  Unfortunately we didn’t sell the winning ticket, but it was sold close to home with Progress Kindergarten taking the honour. Continue reading Fundraising update- Bunnings BBQ and Caring for Kids raffle

Fundraising Update- Cake Stall

Thank you to everybody who contributed to the success of the Cake Stall that was recently held at Flemington Farmers Market.  We are pleased to announce that we raised $875 as a result everyone’s efforts. These funds will be allocated to purchase new equipment for the sandpit. Our next fundraising event is a Bunnings BBQ to be held at the Maribyrnong store on Saturday 23rd of July 2016.  We’ll be looking for volunteers in the coming weeks to help cook and sell sausages on the day, so if baking wasn’t your thing, this might be the fundraising event for you!