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our committee

The day to day management of Grange Road Kindergarten is run by a voluntary Committee of Management made up of current parents. Bayside City Council owns the property, with the 4 year old program being partially funded by the Department of Education and Training (DET), and the 3 year old program being fully funded by parents.

Download Committee of Management Positions 

Some of the committee’s responsibilities are:

  • Ensuring that GRK meets appropriate statutory requirements;
  • Staff recruitment;
  • Managing finances;
  • Maintaining buildings, gardens and equipment;
  • Co-ordinating enrolments;
  • Co-ordinating social activities
  • Management Structure
PresidentSteve Sharatt
Vice PresidentBree Fletcher
SecretaryGeorgie Walsh
TreasurerClaire Vincent
Enrolment OfficerJenn Jayaratne
Quality Liaison Officer Helen Mertin
Maintenance Officer Rory Osman
Purchasing Lizzie Serfas
Events Sub-CommitteeVacant
Events Sub-Committee Ognje Zec
Events Sub-Committee Abby Pomeroy
Events Sub-Committee Jo Dowsing
Newsletter & Communications EditorAmanda Schultz
Working Bee Co-ordinator Kate and Michel Tukker
IT Officer Anastasiia Sibiriakova
Grants Officer Jane Hopkins
Garden Works Co-ordinator Louise Khanabashi
Blue Group Social/Fundraiser RepsLisa Luxa
Angela Gardner
Jaime Aikman
Yellow Group Social/Fundraiser RepsBrooke Brock
Susan Nyaga
Orange Group Social/Fundraiser Reps Skye Filopoulos
Julia Stevens
Jess Barnes
Red Group Social/Fundraiser Reps Jessica Maxfield
Green Group Social/Fundraiser RepsFiona Smith
Emma Nicholls

The committee is elected by the parents at the Annual General Meeting which is usually held in November of each year. Meetings are held monthly (excluding January).  Please note that whilst the Committee is involved in the day-to-day management of the kindergarten, active and enthusiastic support from all our parents is necessary for the successful and smooth running of the kinder. Grange Road Kindergarten also employs a part time administrator and bookkeeper who manage the invoicing of fees and levies. The administrator and bookkeeper are available by contacting the Kindergarten directly.

Grange Road Kindergarten is registered as Children’s Services Centre Class 1 meeting the requirements of the Department of Education and Training (DET), the Children’s Services Regulations 2009, the Children’s Services Act 1996 and the policies and procedures of the service.