Wycheproof Pre-School/Kindergarten

$1,166 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 6 months
Sue-Anne Beattie  Wycheproof, VIC
Wycheproof Pre-School/Kindergarten

Wycheproof Pre-School celebrates 50 years of operation in 2016.  Wycheproof is located midway between Melbourne and Mildura on the Calder Hwy, Victoria.

Due to low enrolment numbers and an initial unfavourable government funding model in 2016, the Kindergarten was at the point of not operating, so our milestone year was in danger of not proceeding.

A late change to the funding models for small rural kindergartens by the Andrews Government has enabled kindergarten to continue at Wycheproof without having to combine services with Birchip(a 70 km round trip).  This was a possibility due to both centres experiencing low enrolment numbers and outrageous funding shortfall targets for both of our committees.  Ballarat YMCA worked hard, and came up with an operation model that worked for both the Wycheproof and Nullawil communities this year.  Nullawil is a small feeder town for the Wycheproof Kindergarten and schools located 27 km away.  So the Nullawil parents are commuting a 54 km round trip to participate in kindergarten  and fundraising activities at Wycheproof.

 

The Andrews Government announced an increase of funding and combined with the announcement of additional drought funding of up to $10,000 this meant the Wycheproof Kindergarten Committee had been given a more manageable fundraising target for 2016 that was less than $20,000.

 

In 2015 we raised $12,996 towards covering the government funding shortfall.  Our thanks are extended to everyone in our local community and the businesses that helped us to raise as much as we did.  The low numbers of children and their parents in 2016 makes it difficult for some of the more traditional fundraising events.  Any donations big or small towards our fundraising target, will be gratefully appreciated.  The funding model for small rural kindergartens has changed again for 2017 so the fundraising task will not be as onerous as what it has been in the last few years.

 

With this crowd funding exercise, our aim is to raise $2000.  This amount will ensure that our 2016 commitments are met.
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Update 4
Posted by Sue-Anne Beattie
5 months ago
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The Wycheproof Kindergarten celebrates 50 years of service with an Open Day tomorrow, Sunday 6th November from 12.00 noon to 3 pm.
Come along and have a look at the kinder and see how things have changed (or not) in the last 50 years.

Hope to see you there and help us keep going with the fundraising by forwarding this to your family and friends.

Cheers

Sue-Anne
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Update 3
Posted by Sue-Anne Beattie
6 months ago
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The donations are close to the halfway mark. Thank you to all the donors so far, it is truly appreciated. Please circulate the link if you haven't already.

Thanks

Sue-Anne
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Update 2
Posted by Sue-Anne Beattie
6 months ago
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The tally is getting close to the halfway mark. Thanks to all of our donors so far. The kindergarten really appreciates your donation.
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Update 1
Posted by Sue-Anne Beattie
6 months ago
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Hi everyone, we have had a few donations already and are well on our way towards our target of $2000.
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Sue-Anne Beattie
5 months ago

Thanks for your comments Lynette. Wycheproof already has an Op Shop operated by volunteers which is very generous with grants to various community organisations and sporting clubs for equipment and the like.

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Lynette Kavanagh Reiger
5 months ago

maybe wyche and Nullawil should look at opening a op shop for the kinder. both towns are in a ideal spot , being on the calder.This is what they have in wedderburn for the Kinder. Its a great way to fundraise also. I am sure there is empty shops that could easily be filled with good second hand goods for sale.

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$1,166 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 6 months
Created October 19, 2016
Sue-Anne Beattie  
BR
$100
Becky Rowe
5 months ago

Such a worthwhile cause, fond memories of my own kindergarten experiences there!

MR
$50
Mark Rawson
5 months ago

Good luck with the fundraising. Jane and Mark

AM
$50
Angela McNaughton
5 months ago
CG
$20
Chris Grylls
6 months ago (Offline Donation)
FG
$50
Frank & Jenny Grylls
6 months ago (Offline Donation)
LH
$20
Lauren Hogan
6 months ago
KH
$100
kim humphreys
6 months ago
TP
$10
Tracy Pardella
6 months ago

Great idea come on all grandparents and future grandparents donate now a service our town cannot do without

MB
$50
Mauz & Jack Brennan
6 months ago
DM
$20
Darlene McLennan
6 months ago
Sue-Anne Beattie
5 months ago

Thanks for your comments Lynette. Wycheproof already has an Op Shop operated by volunteers which is very generous with grants to various community organisations and sporting clubs for equipment and the like.

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Lynette Kavanagh Reiger
5 months ago

maybe wyche and Nullawil should look at opening a op shop for the kinder. both towns are in a ideal spot , being on the calder.This is what they have in wedderburn for the Kinder. Its a great way to fundraise also. I am sure there is empty shops that could easily be filled with good second hand goods for sale.

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