257 Mitcham Road, Mitcham 3132
(03) 9874 2132

Committee of Management

At Dr Stanley Cochrane Memorial Kindergarten we warmly invite and encourage our parents to become involved to any degree that suits them. Each year at the Annual General Meeting we call for parental involvement, to elect our volunteer Committee of Management for the following year. 

Participation in the Committee provides a sense of involvement in your child’s education and is a worthwhile and fulfilling role to assume. It also affords an opportunity to forge friendships with the parents of the other children at the kinder, many of whom will attend school with your child. Don’t be daunted by the thought of joining a committee, because it can be very rewarding and not to mention, a lot of fun!

The Committee is made up of the following positions:

Maintenance and Social/Fundraising also have elected Committee members who provide assistance in their respective areas throughout the year. Guidance and support in these roles are provided by kindergarten staff and the outgoing Committee members. Assistance is also available from Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) and the Department of Education and Early Childhood (DEECD) as needed. The Committee meets once a month and is responsible for the overall administration of the centre.

Words from our President – Katie Lang

Thank you for taking the time to visit our Kindergarten’s – Dr. Stanley Cochrane Memorial Kindergartens Website. Choosing a kindergarten is an important decision. The current committee of management understands this as we have all been in your shoes. Why did we choose this kindergarten? There are many reasons.

DSCMK was established in 1957, the local community gathered together and saw a need and the local community spirit continues to thrive. The committee is managed by local community members who are parents. The teachers have a connection to the local community too and all live locally. Even with the constant growth in this busy eastern suburb, we still manage to be surrounded by gum trees and we have a beautiful playground and open space for the children. We pride ourselves on contributing back to our local environment including teaching the children to grow vegetables and herbs in a water efficient garden bed. We strongly believe that encouraging children to respect their environment puts them in good stead for their future.

We have been assessed under the National Quality Standards and were rated as exceeding expectations, we take pride in our approach to learning and we have many years of experience in our teaching staff.

It is important for children to experience new opportunities inside and outside the kindergarten and we provide these through the living eggs program, reptile farm visits and excursions to our neighbouring school and the local theatre.

Everyone is welcome at DSCMK and we look forward to welcoming you and your family to this wonderful facility.

Please visit our kindergarten during Education week in May, for opportunities to meet our dedicated teachers, members of our committee and current parents. It is a great day where we open our doors for a fun morning of craft activities, outdoor play and to gain a real feel of our kindergarten. Alternatively contact the kindergarten on 9874 2132.

Katie Lang