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April, 2015

Tip – Search our website

We have loads of useful IT Tips & resources on our website, covering a wide range of IT issues, guides and handy hints to make working with technology easier for you!

But sometimes the information isn’t that easy to find, so we have added a new Search Engine to our website; www.kindergarten.vic.gov.au!

Read more...Tip – Search our website


March, 2015

Website Spotlight
JJ McMahon Kindergarten

The JJ McMahon Kindergarten website is often a family’s first interaction with our delightful kindergarten.

We wanted a website that was friendly and welcoming, easy to navigate, and highlighted key information to our kindergarten community. The program and enrolment pages are particularly useful to families considering enrolling their children at our kindergarten.

Find out more...

Website Spotlight - JJ McMahon Kindergarten


March, 2015

Tip – iPad Apps for Early Learning (updated)

In response to our IT Training Survey (June, 2014) & feedback from our recent training sessions we have updated the list of suggested iPad Apps for Early Learning.

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Kindergarten IT Program
Training Schedule Feb - Apr 2015

The training is open to Kindergarten Directors, teachers, assistants and committee members.
All training is provided free of charge and is delivered face-to-face in small groups.

View the Training Schedule on our Training Page

To view the course outlines, venues and enrol online visit: elearning.kindergarten.vic.gov.au
or complete the Paper Enrolment Form


March, 2015

Tip – Format the template for uploading multiple enrolments in KIM

In our training course Introduction to KIM, we cover how to format the .csv template to upload multiple child enrolments for a Single Service in KIM.

If you have enrolment information ready in a spreadsheet, using the template may be quicker than entering enrolments individually in KIM.

The data needs to be in a specific format for the template to upload. In this tip you will learn; ‘How to format the date columns’ & ‘How to clear prior formatting from the data’.

Read more...Tip – Format the template for multiple enrolments in KIM


December, 2014

Tip – Protect your computer and data

The following computer maintenance tips can help protect your computer and all the data it holds: Tip – Protect your computer and data

Download this Tip as a PDF Tip – Protect your computer and data.pdf

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November, 2014

Tip –Create a song playlist in iTunes to play on an iPad

The iTunes program allows you to import CDs, manage and play music on your desktop computer.

Once you have imported your music into iTunes you can create playlists of your favourite songs, to suit a theme or particular mood. You can play them on the computer or copy the playlist to an iPad, to play wherever you like.

Read more... Tip –Create a song playlist in iTunes to play on an iPad


November, 2014

Tip - Create an online presence for your Kindergarten

It’s useful to have an online presence for your Kindergarten that provides a quick and easy way for your audience to find you and access information and resources over the Internet.

Here we put a spotlight on two Kindergartens who have created an online presence recently…

Read more... Tip - Create an online presence for your Kindergarten


October, 2014

Tip – New Portfolio Templates for Word - Australian nature theme

If you have completed our ‘Create a Children’s Portfolio' course you will be familiar with the idea of a template. A template is a sample document with a predefined layout for images, text and font style. Templates save you time when making several similar documents.

We have created some new sample templates for the creation of 1 or 2 page observation documents. They are all A4, come in both landscape and portrait format and have an Australian nature theme to compliment cultural and environmental learning activities!

Refer to our Tip to download these templates in Microsoft Word...
Tip –Portfolio Templates for Word - Australian nature theme


October, 2014

Tip – New Portfolio Templates for iPad Pages - Australian nature theme

Our ‘iPads in the Kindergarten' course introduces creating portfolio documents on the iPad using Pages.

We have created some new sample templates in Apple Pages format for the creation of 1 or 2 page observation documents. They come in both landscape and portrait format and have an Australian nature theme to compliment cultural and environmental learning activities!

Refer to our Tip to download these templates in Pages on your iPad...
Tip – Portfolio Templates for iPad Pages - Australian nature theme