Starting Kindergarten
Communication with our Families
  • Initial welcome email with relevant kindergarten information (August).
  • Parent Information Evening and the Committee Annual General Meeting (November).
  • Formal interview at the beginning of the year (January).
  • Mid-year interviews with families (June).
  • Weekly email updates from teachers.
  • Reflections Reports available via the Password Protected Parent Portal (weekly).
  • Informal meetings with parents throughout the year – as and when required.
  • Phone calls.
  • Impromptu communication before and after kindergarten sessions.
  • Specialist Programs

    Throughout the year we incorporate specialist programs at Malvern Memorial Kindergarten. These include:

    • Creative Dance and Movement with Susie our regular Dance Teacher (3 and 4-year-old group) – terms 2 and 3.
    • Tennis at the Victorian Tennis Academy (Union Street).This is for the 4-year-old group only – term 4.

    These specialist classes are heavily subsidised by the Kindergarten’s fundraising, ensuring that they are low cost to the families.

    Incursions

    We have regular incursions at MMK, including:

    • Murrundindi (Aboriginal Elder).
    • Australian Animals.
    • Rabbit rearing program.
    • Dental visits.
    • Responsible pet program.
    • Drama Toolbox.
    • Stonnington Library.
    • Melbourne Museum / Science.

    Please refer to the Malvern Memorial Kindergarten Policy Booklet for our Excursions/Incursions Policy.