Jacaranda Preschool is a community run kindergarten. The kindergarten operations are managed by voluntary members consisting of parents whose children are enrolled at the kindergarten. The Committee of Management is elected at the Annual General Meeting which is held in Novemeber each year.
Committee members attend monthly meetings, either in person or via Zoom. By volunteering you are supporting your child’s kindergarten as well as learning more about the operations of the service. You may even gain new skills such as working and collaborating within a team. You may also create new friendships with other parents and the staff.
The Committee of Management comprises the following Officers: (Below is a description on the roles of the Committee)
There are also a number of General Committee Members, who may choose to be involved in one of the subcommittees such as grants officer or fundraising officer.
The rewards of being on the Committee of Management is knowing that you have contributed to your child's kinder and supported Jacaranda Preschool in continuing to be a wonderful kindergarten.
We welcome our Kinder Community to join and become a member. If you would like more information please feel free to chat with our staff or any current member of the committee. Contact details are:
Kingsway Drive: email@example.com or 9465 1993
Nebel Street: firstname.lastname@example.org or 9464 4723
COMMITTEE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The President is normally the “key person” on the committee. A well-functioning committee requires leadership from a skilled, enthusiastic and confident President who has good organisational and interpersonal skills. An effective President has the ability to delegate, but is still ready to participate as a team member and bring other members of the committee together in decision making.
The President’s role is one of leadership and includes the following responsibilities;
The Vice-President is an Executive Committee Member. This member provides support to the President in their role and stands in for the President as required. The Vice-President’s role can also be used as a time of training and mentoring for a future role as President of the service.
The Treasurer is an Executive Committee Member. This member ensure that the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted in an appropriate manner. Jacaranda Preschool has a bookkeeper who prepares and manages the financial records of the kindergarten. The Treasurer is responsible in presenting the financial reports that have been prepared at the Committee Meetings and follow up any queries that Committee Members may have.
The Treasurer’s responsibilities include the following that are prepared in conjunction with the Bookkeeper and Administration Officer:
The Secretary is an Executive Committee Member. This member maintains regular contact with all committee members to promote the efficient and effective running of the committee.
The Associations Incorporation (Reform) Act 2012 requires the secretary to:
OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERS ( Minimum of 6)
Other committee members, as defined in the constitution, are those who do not hold an office such as President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer. These committee members are vital to the effective operation of a committee.
Duties of all committee members include:
The Committee of Management is the Approved Provider of Jacaranda Preschool as stated in the Kindergarten Constitution.
It is a legal requirement that the Executive Committee: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer complete a Declaration of Fitness and Propriety form. In order to be a cheque signatory, 100 points of identification must be provided to the Preschool’s bank, Jacaranda preschool will reimburse Committee members for costs incurred to obtain these checks.