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Committee of Management



Emily Hehir

This year I have taken over the role of the President of the Committee of Management. Last year I was in the role of Vice President while my eldest completed his final year of kinder. I am excited to be President this year, with my son starting 3yo kinder. I'm hugely passionate about Thornbury Kindergarten and its amazing staff, and my vision for 2024 is to keep supporting and building the TK community in an inclusive and fun way!

"Thornbury is a wonderful kinder and a delightful community to be a part of.  It's been a pleasure working with so many talented and dedicated volunteer parents on the Committee." 

Jonathan Rivett, Kinder President 2019

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Thornbury Kindergarten is managed by a parent-run, incorporated Committee of Management.  This committee functions as the licensed provider and employer at the kindergarten. 


The Committee consists of parents or guardians of children attending the centre (or those on the waiting list). These parents volunteer their time to ensure that the kindergarten remains operational and delivers a high-quality service to the community.  

The Committee covers areas such as fees, enrolments, policies, OH&S, our Bush Kinder and Out & About programs, staff matters, fundraising, our website, some of our communication with families and more.  


Being involved in the committee is one way parents can participate in their child's preschool education. You benefit by:

  • having direct input into decision-making at the kindergarten;

  • developing new skills in areas such as financial management, policy development and employee relations;

  • making a valuable contribution to the future of your own child, as well as all children attending the kindergarten;

  • developing friendships and social networks.  

Feel free to talk to us about how you can get involved in the Kinder - there are roles to suit a variety of skills and time commitments.  

Read more about the Committee Roles in 2024


Executive committee



Policy & QA


Child Safety Support Officer (staff role)

Bush Kinder/Out & About



General, Merchandising & Foyers






Staff Liaison


NB Teachers and educators report to the kindergarten director.  

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