Grant success

Kindy up­grade ap­pli­ca­tion gets to stage 2

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - Sue Har­ris

NOTH­ING could wipe the smiles off the faces of Mun­dub­bera Kinder­garten mums, staff and sup­port­ers last week.

The group has learned their ap­pli­ca­tion for $220,000 un­der the 2012 Ren­o­va­tion and Re­fur­bish­ment Grant Pro­gram for Kinder­garten Ser­vices was suc­cess­ful to stage 2.

The kinder­garten build­ing is old and com­mit­tee mem­bers are con­stantly fundrais­ing to meet stan­dards.

Lau­ren Spar­row, who wrote the submission, said she was im­pressed by the way ev­ery­one pulled to­gether to get it done.

“We only had sixweeks to put to­gether the ap­pli­ca­tion package which needed drafted plans, ex­ten­sive quotes from builders, co­pi­ous amount of other in­for­ma­tion and ev­ery­one was amaz­ing,” Mrs Spar­row said.

“I know this is only the first stage but I’m really con­fi­dent our ren­o­va­tions and ex­pan­sions will hap­pen.”

Deb Ver­stege from Lady Gowrie Queens­land (the cen­tral gov­ern­ing body to which Mun­dub­bera Kinder­garten is af­fil­i­ated) was vis­it­ing when the news ar­rived.

Ms Ver­stege said she was de­lighted.

“The front of the kindy will be ren­o­vated mak­ing it really invit­ing to par­ents,” she said.

“Par­ents have to en­ter via the side gate which isn’t ideal.

“Parental involvement with their chil­dren’s learn­ing is im­por­tant, so when they can more eas­ily en­ter ar­eas where chil­dren learn and play, they’ll be able to share and dis­cuss kindy ex­pe­ri­ences.”

It is per­fect tim­ing for the facelift as next year Mun­dub­bera Kindy cel­e­brates its 50th an­niver­sary.

If you want to as­sist in the Golden Ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tions con­tact 416 54170 or 4165 4140.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

CAUSE FOR CEL­E­BRA­TION: Mun­dub­bera Kindy mums and staff cel­e­brate af­ter re­ceiv­ing the news stage 1 of their ap­pli­ca­tion for a $220,000 ren­o­va­tions grant is suc­cess­ful sub­ject to coun­cil ap­proval.

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