It is compulsory for children to attend school from the age of 6 years. Children who reach the age of five years, on or before April 30, may commence school in February of that year, however it is advisable to discuss with the Kindergarten teacher the ‘readiness’ of your child to begin school, especially if your child’s birthday falls near April 30.
The following procedures are required when enrolling your child:
- Complete an Enrolment Form (available from our school office)
- Provide proof of your child’s full legal name and age (birth certificate or passport)
- Provide Certificate of Immunisation (either from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register [Phone: 1800 653 809] or from Medicare)
2020 Prep Enrolments
School Tours: Tours for parents of children commencing school in 2020 will commence from Tuesday 5th March 2019 and run throughout the year. They are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am, and are booked by telephoning the school office on 9759 6222.
Enrolment forms may be collected from the school office. It is preferable that all prospective Prep students are enrolled by the end of Term 3 (20th September) to ensure their inclusion in the Transition and Orientation Programs.
Please be advised that enrolments for other year levels can be accepted throughout the year.
Prep Transition Program for 2020 Prep Intake
Pre-school children sessions
We will be running a series of transition sessions during Terms 3 and 4 giving the children a taste of school life. Sessions run as follows:
Wednesdays 31st July and 7th & 14th August 2019
Through interactive storytelling and play, Prep teachers present stories and activities which promote the development of language and literacy skills and foster a love of reading.
Story Time sessions run from 2:40-3:20pm. All pre-school age children are welcome. Parents welcome to attend for afternoon tea in the staffroom.
Fridays 23rd & 30th August and 6th & 13th September 2019
Children explore the Prep classrooms and experience a variety of learning activities – music, science, art, perceptual motor program.
Curriculum Experience sessions run from 2:40-3:20pm. Parents welcome to attend for afternoon tea in the staffroom.
Step Into Prep
Fridays 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th November 2019
Children ‘discover and learn’ in the Prep environment and are introduced to literacy.
Step Into Prep sessions run from 2:40-3:20pm. Parents welcome to attend for afternoon tea in the staffroom.
Prep Orientation Day
Tuesday 10th December 2019 from 9:10-10:40am
An exciting orientation session for your child (and their teddy). Activities include art, craft, singing, story time and a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. Children will be introduced to their 2020 classroom teacher and classmates.
Parents welcome to a class ‘meet and greet’ morning tea in the staffroom.
We will be running two parent sessions in 2019 – one information session on ‘Foundation Curriculum and Learning’ on Monday 29th July 2019 from 7-8pm open to all parents, and a further session in November for parents of children enrolled in Karoo for 2020.
Any new environment can be a little overwhelming and schools are no different. The Department of Education site offers general advice about how best to prepare families for this important step into school. For further information, please click on the Starting Primary School heading above.