Eastmont Newsletter

Issue 1, February 2019

President's Report

Welcome to all new and returning families to Eastmont Pre-School for 2019

My name is Cassie and Iā€™m the current President of Eastmont Pre-School. Both my sons have attended Eastmont and are now at primary school. My daughter, Elizabeth, started at Eastmont this year and in the 3yo group.  This will be my second year as President and I am looking forward to working with the 2019 committees and meeting many of our Eastmont families over the coming year. 

We had two working bees recently to get the pre-school ready for the start of the year. New tan bark was distributed, windows cleaned, leaves raked and blown, vegetation trimmed, the foyer was cleaned, play equipment was repaired, and everything was given a general tidy up.  So thank you to everyone who helped at one (or both) of these working bees ā€“ Mel, Josh, Kath, Carole, Singrid, Anthony, Megan, Bronwyn, Scott, Katie, Maggie, Sarah, Jawad, Dean, Cynthia, George, Fiona, Luke and Ash all did a terrific job. And thanks to all our little helpers who all enjoyed tidying up their kinder.  

Thank you also to Mel, Singrid, Megan and Carole who all come in over the holidays to water the gardens and to Mick McMahon who cleaned up after a branch was found on the grassed area. 

Our 3yo groups has a new name! To line up with our 4yo groups (the Koalas and Possums) the 3yo group will now be the Wombats.

One of the things that makes Eastmont Pre-school so special is our wonderful staff. Sonya, Sue, Helen, Moira and Nithi are have returned to Eastmont again.  We are also excited to welcome two new staff members to Eastmont this year:  Kim and Angie. Kim is the 3yo Wombats teacher and the 4yo Possums co-teacher and Angie is one of the educators for the Possums. All the staff have done a terrific job so far settling and getting to know all of the children starting this term. 

 The Social and Fundraising team have an exciting year of family friendly social events planned.  The year starts with the Welcome Coffees as well as our Welcome BBQ on Friday 15th March from 5:30pm ā€“ 7pm. Both events are a great way to meet other families at the Pre-School. 

The Committee of Management are all looking forward to a productive year. Keep informed with what is happening at Eastmont by installing the Skoolbag app (if you haven't already) and adding Eastmont Pre-school, following us on our Facebook page (search for @eastmontpreschoolvermont), checking your notice pockets regularly and reading our monthly newsletter.

- Cassie

Dates for your diary

Term 1

Mon 25, Tues 25 & Thurs 28 Feb3yo Wombats Welcome Coffees at Rise and Grind 3133
Fri 8 MarchEaster Cadbury's chocolate box and hot cross bun fundraiser opt in/opt out form due
Thurs 14 MarchPhotos for 4yo Koalas
Fri 15 MarchPhotos for 4yo Possums
Fri 15 March, 5.30-7pmWelcome BBQ
Thurs 21 MarchMuseum incursion for 4yo Koalas
Fri 22 MarchMuseum incursion for 4yo Possums
Sun 24 MarchTerm 2 invoices issued
Mon 1 - Fri 5 AprilCollection of Easter fundraiser boxes and buns
Fri 5 April

Last day of Term 1

Term 2 invoices due

Our 2019 Teachers

Spotlight on....


Firstly, a big thank you to the children, parents, staff and Committee who have been so welcoming to me.

A little about me is that I graduated when I was 20 and have been a pre-school teacher ever since ā€¦ (a women never tells her age!)

I am dedicated to the pre-school profession and love developing relationships with the families and to see the children blossom into eager school age adventurers.

I am a mother to Rasa (33), Marlee (31) and Jarrod (29). And a nana to Lylah (7), Kobe (6), Alyssa (5), Evie (3) and Odie (10 months). I love being a nana and being able to spoil them!

I love travelling overseas, gardening, eating out and I very much enjoy life.

Always with a smile on my face.

I look forward to getting to know you all the Eastmont families throughout the year. 

Our 2019 Management Committee

Director: Sonya Skok - eastmont.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au 

President: Cassie - president@eastmont.org.au

Vice President: Melissa - vicepresident@eastmont.org.au

Treasurer:  Kath - treasurer@eastmont.org.au

Secretary: Carole - secreatary@eastmont.org.au

Minutes Secretary: Singrid -minutessecretary@eastmont.org.au

Enrolment Officer (3yo): Xiao (Maggie) - enrolment3yo@eastmont.org.au

Enrolment Officer (4yo): Katie - enrolment4yo@eastmont.org.au

Social/Fundraising Coordinator: Megan - fundraising@eastmont.org.au

Grants/Policy/OHS: Sarah - grantspolicyohs@eastmont.org.au

Projects/Maintenance: Jawad - projects@eastmont.org.au

Communications Officer: Bronwyn - communications@eastmont.org.au

Administrative Officer: Lynette Ellis - admin@eastmont.org.au

Upcoming Events

Welcome BBQ


March 15, 2019 5:30 PM to March 15, 2019 7:00 PM


At Kinder

More information

Come along to the Kinder and enjoy a sausage, cold drink and a treat while you meet new families and old friends.

See flyer for more info.

RSVP by 11 March


At Eastmont Pre-School we offer a play-based, child centred-curriculum that is guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework. Click here to read more about the Eastmont Philosophy.