Manly West Public School

Respect, Responsibility, Aspire

Telephone02 9948 2257


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

Best Start 

January 31st - February 3rd

Transition Morning

Friday 3rd February 9:45am - 12:00pm

Tea & Tissues Kindergarten Parents Morning Tea

Friday 3rd February 9:50am - 10:30am in school hall.

School Begins

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


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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