Northern Nursery School is managed by a volunteer parent management committee. We are committed to the provision of high quality education at affordable rates. Committee members are directors of the company and are elected at our annual general meeting. The Parent Committee meets twice a term at the preschool.
The NNS Social Club is run and for children’s parents. The primary objective is to raise funds and organise social events for the preschool. Each year a major fundraising event is organised. Examples over the past few years include an Austin Powers fancy dress night, a boardies and barefoot night, a trivia night and, in 2008, a masquarade ball. All these major fundraisers raised extraordinary sums of money for our preschool – anywhere between $33,000 and $40,000!
A family fun day is held at the beginning of each year to welcome our families. This is lots of fun and has included activities such as face painting, clowns, jumping castles, firemen, police and sporting visits, not to mention coffee and cake! We have traditionally used Middle Harbour Primary School as the venue.
Our preschool prides itself on our sense of community spirit. We need families to get involved and enjoy social club activities. It’s a great way to get to know other parents and have fun at the same time.
The social club is elected at the start of each year and there is a handover from members from the previous year. Please let the Director or staff know if you’d like to help out.
Our room parents take responsibility for uniting all the families in their child’s group by arranging park visits after preschool where children and families can form friendships. They also arrange coffee mornings and dinner dates for parents as well as support the teachers in their room, and the preschool and social club when necessary. It is an important role and one that is also very rewarding.
How can you get involved?
Be involved in our program and the things that are happening in your child’s room. Add to the interests we are engaged in by contributing your ideas and resources. Our program is richer for this and our children have a greater sense of community and belonging.
You can also help out with morning tea and by coming along to social functions.
You are always welcome and we have many traditional special events such as grandparents’ morning tea and parent mornings, welcome drinks and end of year celebrations.
We appreciate and need the support of parents to accompany us on excursions so that we can comply with adult:child ratios as stated in the Children’s Services Regulations 2004.
You can download the Northern Nursery School Constitution here.