During the Kindergarten orientation, which takes place the previous year, each Kindergarten student is paired with a Year 5 buddy.  This process allows for a smooth transitioin the following year.


Routines are quickly established to allow your child to settle into school comfortably and confidently.  Children begin to develop their Literacy and Numeracy skills immediately.


Lessons are delivered from six Key Learning Areas (KLAs):


  1. English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Science and Technology
  4. Human Society and its Environment
  5. Creative Arts
  6. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

There are a number of regular activities in which the kindergarten child will be engaged, including Physical Education Groups, Whole and Stage Assemblies, Sport, Poetry, Dance2bFit and Gymnastics.


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.

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.

Preparing for Kindergarten

You can help your child prepare for Kindergarten and be organised for the first day. Watch what happens on a typical day in Kindergarten classrooms. 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.

 K/1M Class Newsletter February 2014
Welcome Letter K1M (docx 357 KB)