In 2020, KU launched the KU Alumni program to connect and reconnect with KU’s past families, children (now adults) and staff. When families exit KU, they are invited to join the Alumni program so that they can stay connected with the KU Family. In the future, retiring staff will also be invited to stay connected and join the KU Alumni family as well.

KU’s Alumni program is open to KU past children (adults), families, staff, Life Members and Board and Committee members. All members of the Alumni program receive the newsletter ‘KU Alumni Connect’ – a twice yearly communication sent to registered alumni. The newsletter contains updates about what is happening throughout KU, including new services that have launched, and also features a spotlight on one KU Alumni member.

More than 65 alumni have already reconnected and shared their stories and memories with us. Some of these stories will be shared on our website, through social media posts or published in KU Alumni Connect. Alumni have contributed significantly to KU 125 year’s history and we encourage them to reconnect and stay connected with KU, always. Registered alumni can expect to receive occasional updates and information about special KU initiatives and anniversary events, alumni profiles and stories, special alumni benefits and the KU Marcia Burgess Foundation.

Past Parent (KU Union 2017-2019)
Experience and Memories with us

What are some of the highlights and memories from your KU Experience as a parent?

KU was always a welcoming and safe place for the children. When they walked through the doors Astrid would be off looking for her friends. She never asked to stay home as she wanted to play with her friends and see the wonderful staff at KU. The staff were kind, patient and really cared for the children around them. As a parent it was great to see the kids prepare or celebrate for events such as Christmas or Mother’s Day. I treasure Astrid’s special artwork that she made at KU for these events.

Is there something that your child talks about as a memory from their time at KU?

Astrid is now in her first year of kindergarten but still talks about KU, her friends, and her carers. Being in kindergarten we are doing lots of reading at home. Astrid will bring home books from the school library that she recognises or liked that were read to her at KU.

There are also multiple requests of when she will be able to see wonderful educators Kristina, Mel and Katarina to name a few. COVID-19 has made this difficult to do, however we still pass on group photos to KU Union to say hello.

Does your child stay in contact with anyone from her year?

Yes, we are. This year Astrid saw her mates, Ava, Manon, William and Arthur for play dates or birthdays.

Are you aware of the ways KU made a difference through social impact programs, services or initiatives during your time at KU?

I know that through KU, Astrid participated with the local community and events around the centre.