Index

  1. Kindergarten Eligibility
  2. Procedures
  3. Forms & Policies
  4. Out of Area Enrolments
  5. Immunisation
  6. Kindergarten Orientation and Transition to School
  7. Kindergarten – The First Few Days
  8. Orientation and Transition in Other Years

1. Kindergarten Eligibility

Parents may enrol their child in Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if the child turns 5 years of age on or before July 31 in that year.

Every child is entitled to be enrolled at the government school that is designated for the intake area within which the child’s home is situated and that the child is eligible to attend.

2. Procedures

Complete the application to enrol for NSW public schools Kindergarten to Year 12.

Application forms must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

New enrolments will be asked to attend an interview with the principal. This is a good time to tell the principal of any special circumstances, allergies, health or medical conditions before your child starts school. The school may complete a risk assessment.

You will also be asked to bring the following documentation with you. Original documents are required.

  • child’s birth certificate or identity documents
  • proof of child’s address such as current council rates notice, residential lease, electricity bill. Schools that are above or near their local enrolment buffer will use the Department’s 100-point residential address check.
  • immunisation history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)
  • any family law or other relevant court orders, if applicable
  • if your child has health, disability or other support needs you will need to provide copies of medical/healthcare or emergency action plan and evidence of any disability and learning and support plans
  • Students from overseas require passport and visas – restrictions apply on some visas

The school begins offering places from the middle of July.

3. Forms & Policies

4. Out of Area Enrolments

Priority for enrolment is given to children who live within the school’s enrolment boundary and the siblings of current students. Applications for Out of Area Enrolment are considered only if a vacancy exists in the school year for which enrolment is sought.

5. Immunisation

Under the Public Health (Amendment) Act 1992, parents are required to present their child’s Immunisation Certificate to the school when they enrol that child in Kindergarten. Children without certificates are permitted to enrol but may be excluded from attending school during an outbreak of a vaccine‐preventable disease. When the outbreak of that disease is over, excluded children return to school.

6. Kindergarten Orientation and Transition to School

A Kindergarten Orientation day is held each year at the beginning of November with transition playgroups held over the following four Fridays in November. This allows the new students to become familiar with the school prior to their first day of school.

7. Kindergarten – The First Few Days

The school commences enrolling new Kindergarten children the day after students in Years 1 – 6 return to school. Enrolments are staggered over two days. The Principal, Deputy Principal and Assistant Principal welcome the new Kindergarten children and their families at 15 minute intervals and after a short interview, children and parents are introduced to the Kindergarten classrooms and the Kindergarten teachers. The Kindergarten classes are not formed until all Kindergarten children have been enrolled and teachers have some knowledge of the children. Once classes are formed (usually one or two days after Kindergarten enrolments are complete) the school sends a letter home to each family advising parents about their child’s class and teacher for the year.

Your child will need:

  • A school bag which he/she can easily open
  • A piece of fruit/vegetables for ‘crunch and sip’
  • A snack for ‘little lunch’ (recess)
  • A sandwich, drink and fruit for ‘big lunch’
  • An old shirt to protect your child’s uniform for art
  • A library bag
  • A hooded raincoat
  • Tissues of handkerchief
  • Spare underwear

Also, P&C volunteers operate a pre-loved uniform shop, “PLUS”, offering pre‐loved uniforms, schoolbags, library bags and hats for purchase by families at the minimal cost of $5 an item.

OPENING TIMES
Monday 2:45pm – 3:15pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 9:00am
Friday 8:30am – 9:00am
PLUS is located next to the Canteen

8. Orientation and Transition in Other Years

The school organises an Orientation session in Term 4 for all of the children transferring into Year 3 from the neighbouring infants schools. For other students entering the school, an orientation session is organised in consultation with their parents.