Important Dates for Kindergarten 2023
Kindy School Tour
Tuesday 7th June @ 9:45am
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 2023 Information Evening Webinar
Wednesday 26th October 6pm-7pm
Kindergarten Orientation Dates
There will be an orientation morning for students enrolled for Kindergarten 2022 on:
Kindergarten Orientation One
Monday 31st October 9:45am -11am
Kindergarten Orientation Two
Wednesday 9th November 9:45am -11am
January 31st - February 3rd
Friday 3rd February 9:45am - 12:00pm
Tea & Tissues Kindergarten Parents Morning Tea
Friday 3rd February 9:50am - 10:30am in school hall.
Monday 6th February 2023 9:45am - 2:30pm
Kindergarten’s first week at school – 9:45am start on Monday only this week. The 2:30pm finish is for this week only. Supervision is provided until 3:20pm for students who attend After School Care and for parents who are not able to collect their child at 2:30pm.
Tuesday 7th February 2023 9:20am - 2:30pm
Kindergarten start school at regular school bell
From Monday 13th February 2023 9:20am - 3:20pm
Kindergarten attend regular school hours
Meet your Child's Teacher
Wednesday 8th February 2023 5:30pm-6:30pm
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.