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St Dunstan’s Kindergarten

FAQs

We’ve compiled a list of the questions we’re most frequently asked here, along with their answers.

How old should my child be to start Three Year Old Kindergarten?

Your child must turn three years of age by 30 April in the year in which you would like them to start the three-year-old kindergarten program. For example, to be eligible to attend the Three Year Old program in 2023, your child must be three years of age by 30 April 2023. Please note, that your child can not commence the program until they have turned three years of age.

How do I enrol my child?

Find out more about enrolment

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Can I visit the kindergarten before I submit my enrolment application?

We welcome visits from families to our kindergarten. Simply contact us to arrange a time beforehand, and then come along and meet the teachers and view our facilities.

What sort of involvement is expected from parents?

Our kindergarten is governed by a committee that is made up of volunteer parents, the kindergarten teachers and St Dunstan’s Anglican Church representatives. Parents who volunteer on the committee fill roles that are critical to the every day operation of the kindergarten including financial management, enrolment, payroll, fundraising and publicity. Parents are also welcome to volunteer to assist with their child’s kindergarten group for a few hours per term, and we expect kindergarten families to be represented at two-three Saturday working bees annually. There are also many other opportunities for families to be a part of their child’s journey through kindergarten including Mother’s Day and Father’s Day events, Grandparents/Special Friends Day, fundraising and social events, and Christmas concerts.

What role does the Anglican Church play in the kindergarten?

We are a non-denominational kindergarten and welcome families from all cultures and religions. Our kindergarten gets its name from a long standing association with the St Dunstan’s Anglican Church and we lease our premises from the church. The children at our kindergarten benefit from the support of the church community, and are welcome, but not obliged, to engage in music and storytelling activities at the church at both Easter and Christmas each year.

Which primary schools do the kindergarten children go on to attend?

There are many primary schools in close proximity to our kindergarten, and the children go on to attend a range of schools including Hartwell Primary School, St Dominic’s Primary School, Wattle Park Primary School, St Cecilia’s Primary School, Camberwell South Primary School, Camberwell Primary School and Canterbury Primary School.