Kindergarten is the first year of school. It is an important year as children formally begin to develop their literacy and numeracy skills. Our whole school community will help your child adjust to school and help them to feel comfortable.
When to start school
Your child can start Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five on or before 31 July in that year. By law, all children must be enrolled in school by their sixth birthday. Click here for Application to Enrol.
When to start your child at school is an individual decision. You may want to discuss this with us or with your child's preschool teacher, carer or doctor.
Kindergarten 2017 Orientation Days are on Thursdays - 12th, 19th, 26th October and 2nd November 2017.
Invitations will be posted home during September to those successful applicants who have submitted a completed enrolment form.
Education Week is from Monday, 31st July to Friday, 4th August 2017.
Parents and community members are welcome to visit our school. Watch the Home page for more information and details about our Open Day.
Transition to school
We have a set of planned activities to assist your child to make a smooth transition to Kindergarten. Research indicates that children who settle quickly into school are more likely to be socially competent and achieve better results.
My day at Kindergarten by schoolatoz
Preparing for Kindergarten
You can help your child prepare for Kindergarten and be organised for the first day by reading time to start school. Visit our school to help your child feel more comfortable and to start getting to know people there.
Best Start Kindergarten Assessment
The best start assessment is a tool to help teachers assess your child's skills as they enter school, and to tailor teaching to their individual needs. Teachers will sit with your child when they start school to assess your child's literacy and numeracy skills so that they can develop an appropriate teaching program that caters for your child.
BEST START 30 MINUTE ASSESSMENTS will occur on Tuesday 30th or Wednesday 31st January or Friday 2nd February 2018. Enrolments will receive a letter indicating allocated time for their childs interview.
All Kindergarten children will start on Monday, 5th February 2018 from 9:25am to 3:25pm. This will be their first full day.