Manly West Public School

Respect, Responsibility, Aspire

Telephone02 9948 2257


Important Dates for Kindergarten 2024

Kindy School Tour

Tuesday 6th June @ 9:45am - 11am

Kindergarten is an important year of schooling 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.

Kindergarten 2024 Information Evening Webinar

Thursday 26th October 2023   5.30pm-6.30pm


Kindergarten Orientation Dates

There will be an orientation morning for students enrolled for Kindergarten 2024 on:

Kindergarten Orientation One

Monday 30th October 9:45am -11am

Kindergarten Orientation Two 

Wednesday 8th November 9:45am -11am

Kindergarten students are to attend both orientation days


Best Start

Best Start appointments (students are scheduled to attend a 45 minute session with their teacher)

Wednesday 31st January - Tuesday 6th February


Kindergarten's First Week at School

First Official Day of School - Transition morning

Tuesday 6th February 9:45am - 12.00pm

We invite parents to join us for "Tea and Tissues" in the hall from 9:50am - 10:30am


Wednesday 7th February 9:45am - 3:20pm


From Thursday 8th February 9.20am - 3.20pm 

Kindergarten students attend regular school hours

Thursday 8th February  'Meet your Child's Teacher' evening 5:30-6:30pm in  your child's classroom


Application to Enrol Form

We can only accept applications if you live in the catchment area (see image below).  

Please ensure you submit your application to enrol with the following supporting documents:

  • Proof of students residential address, eg. rates notice, water/phone/electricity bill, lease agreement
  • Birth certificate or Passport 
  • Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) Immunisation History Statement

Manly West Catchment Zone

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.

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.

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. Contact us to find out about our activities and how you can be involved.

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 interviews will be held late in January 2023. Please allow 45 minutes for your interview.

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