Parent Involvement
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parent involvement

As a small non-profit school we rely on the involvement of parents to help us succeed.   This is the foundation upon which City Kids began many decades ago, and a tradition that continues today with our strong parent community.

We strive to keep our fees low and this is only achievable with the support of our parents. There are many opportunities for parents to get involved.

The focus is very much on making each task and activity child-led and engaging their interest through play while developing, numeracy and literacy skills and their knowledge and understanding of the world.

With progression to the older preschool class, the curriculum becomes more , preparing the children for entry into primary school. The children’s play becomes more rule-oriented and develops autonomy and cooperation.

Our children leave us as confident achievers, well prepared to tackle the next steps in their education. 

parent board

City Kids is governed by a board elected from our parent community.  The board works closely with the City Kids administrative and teaching staff, who operate the school on a day-to-day basis.

The role of the Board includes ensuring the philosophy and vision of the school is achieved, fiscal management and facilitating a positive school community. The Board divides its tasks among various committees, including Fundraising, Finance    and Legal matters, Communication and Facilities Maintenance.

board members


Sara Lynch
Sarah Morgan
Anthony Foley
Fiona Sharp
Claire Storey
Abi Porter
Cailin Broere
Patrick Acheampong
Natalie Glanville
Catherine Lawrenson
Howard Masters
Anthea Murray
Amelia Sewell

Contact the board

fundraising & social committee

City Kids has a dedicated Fundraising & Social Committee to help raise money to support our non-profit school and arrange fun social events for our parents and students.  

All funds raised are used towards improving the school. We encourage all City Kids families to actively support our fundraising and social activities.

If you are interested in getting involved please email the City Kids Fundraising Team.

other ways to get involved

Parent Helpers are a fundamental part of City Kids and we offer 5 morning and 5 afternoon sessions per week each school term. During a session you will assist in all 3 pre-school classes, as well as in the office preparing craft materials or other assistance the teachers may need.  There is also a small amount of time in the Library helping to keep it organised.  Just one session per week is a huge help for us!  It is however a commitment and once you sign up we do rely on you to show up each week as teachers plan their lessons accordingly. To find out more about becoming a parent helper please email our Preschool Principal.

Sign up to be a guest reader in your child's class.  Schedules are posted on the doors of the classrooms at the beginning of each term.

Our wonderful little library needs lots of care and a few helpers each year to ensure it's upkeep, from covering new books, updating the catalogue or helping to keep it tidy.  If you can spare a little time please email the Office Manager.

The beautiful building we call home is very old and as part of our lease we are responsible for it's upkeep to a very high standard.  Occassionaly we form a working bee of parents to do small jobs around the school to help keep our maintenance costs low.

If you have a profession or skill and could spare some time do let us know.  Legal, HR, Accounting and Finance, IT, Marketing, Graphic design are just some of the areas we regularly need assistance with.