New-Look Wonthaggi North Kindergarten Opened


A renovated and refurbished Wonthaggi North Kindergarten was on display today when the new-look building was officially opened yesterday.

Construction works to renovate and extend the Kindergarten were completed in December last year, with the addition of a children’s room and a community room, as well as works to the existing building.

The opening was celebrated with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony by Steve Parker, followed by the cutting of a ribbon by Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine. The doors of the Kindergarten were then officially opened to the public.

Cr Rankine reminisced about his own children attending the Kindergarten when it was only one building and marvelled at how much it had changed.

 “The extended Kindergarten will benefit families with young children in Bass Coast.

“The Kinder now includes two children’s rooms and a multipurpose room for use by other children’s services and the community,” Cr Rankine said.

“The children’s rooms can now accommodate 65 children, compared to only 29 beforehand, and enable a number of 4-year-old and 3-year-old kindergarten classes to be held.

“This should also assist in reducing kindergarten waiting lists.”

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Regional Director, John Allman, and YMCA Manager for Children’s Services, Julie Beatty, also spoke at the event.

Children and parents then enjoyed activities organised by the Wonthaggi Kindergarten Committee.