Sessions and Fees

Our 2024 Timetable!

In the spirit of reconciliation and embedding Aboriginal perspectives into our kindergarten environment, we undertook group name changes in 2017:

Bunjil – the creation Eagle
Waa – the trickster Crow
Dantum – the wise parrot.

2024 Timetable

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Waa GroupMonday: 8:30am – 4:00pm (7.5 hours)
Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:00pm (7.5 hours)
Bunjil GroupThursday: 8:30am – 4:00pm (7.5 hours)
Friday: 8:30am – 4:00pm (7.5 hours

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Dantum GroupWednesday: 8:30am – 4:00pm (7.5 hours)

2025 Timetable

From 2025, we will be offering 15 hours of kindergarten for both 3 and 4 year old kindergarten groups.

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Group A

Wednesday8:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday8:30am – 4:00pm

Group B

Thursday8:30am – 4:00pm
Friday8:30am – 4:00pm

Group C

Wednesday8:30am – 4:00pm
Friday8:30am – 4:00pm

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Monday8:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday8:30am – 4:00pm

All of our enrolments for  for both Pre Kindergarten and Kindergarten are processed through the Maroondah Integrated Kindergarten Association (MIKA). For enrolments and enrolment enquiries please visit the MIKA website.

2024 Fees

Kindergarten will be FREE in 2024.

The Best Start, Best Life reform will help all Victorian children dream even bigger through increased access to quality early childhood education and care. A critical part of the reform is Free Kinder, which will support access to two years of high-quality kindergarten programs for all Victorian children by making this free.

Free Kinder will be available for both 3 and 4-year-old kindergarten programs in 2024.

Child eligibility:

All children enrolled in a funded kindergarten program at a participating service are eligible for Free Kinder from 2023.

In line with existing policies for per capita funding, children must only receive Free Kinder funding at one service. If a child attends more than one service that offers a funded kindergarten program (e.g. a sessional service for some days and a long day care service on other days), the family must nominate which service they will receive their funded kindergarten program and therefore their Free Kinder funding.

Early Start Kindergarten

Early Start Kindergarten gives eligible children 15 hours of free or low-cost kindergarten a week for two years before starting school.

To be eligible, your child must be three by 30 April in the year they start kindergarten, and:

  • is from a refugee or asylum seeker background, or
  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or
  • your family has had contact with child protection.

Children can also access free or low cost Four-Year-Old Kindergarten through the Early Start Kindergarten Extension Grant.

St. John’s Banking Details

Account Name:  St. John’s Kindergarten
BSB: 033 044
Account No: 106617