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Kiama Public School

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Kindergarten enrolment

Starting school is a significant event in the life of children and their families. Strong relationships and information sharing between families, early childhood settings and schools help support a child's successful transition to school. (NSW, DoE)

At Kiama Public School, Transition to School events are held throughout the year to build strong connections between families, early childhood settings and the school to support all new students in developing a strong sense of belonging.

 

Enrolment 

Families with a child who will be starting Kindergarten in 2023, can contact the School's office for information or to collect an enrolment form. Enrolments are also accepted online: https://enrol.education.nsw.gov.au/#/?schoolCode=2293 

  • All children must be in compulsory schooling by their 6th birthday. 

  • Children can start kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn 5 on or before 31 July that year. 

  • Students should start school at the beginning of the school year. 

Please seek advice from the school or your child’s Early Childhood Education Centre if you are unsure about school readiness.

Application to Enrol: https://education.nsw.gov.au/content/dam/main-education/public-schools/going-to-a-public-school/media/documents/enrol-k12.pdf

 

Transition to School Events for Kindergarten 2023

We know that giving future students every opportunity to prepare and become comfortable with their new school environment, teachers and classmates is an important part of the transition to school process. Kiama Public School hosts a number of events to support families, and children starting school, with the transition to school process.

Preschool Park and Play

During Term 3, Kindergarten students are invited to visit our school playground for a chance to meet other children starting school. These events will be held on Thursday afternoons between 3:15 pm and 4:00 pm. This is an informal event where families can families can be alongside their child/ren as they start to familiarise their child with the school setting and socialise to support building connections.

 DATES: Thursday 4 August, Thursday 18 August and Thursday 1 September, 2022

 

Family Meet and Greet Picnic 

During Term 3, the school hosts a meet and greet picnic. This is a chance for families with children starting school to visit the school grounds and connect with other families. Members of our Kiama Public School community including the P&C, Canteen, Uniform services and other inter-agencies will be there to provide information. 

DATE: Wednesday 7 September, 2022 
(Back up – Wednesday 21 September.)

Parent Information Night

Our Parent Information Night provides valuable information about the facilities and programs at our school and is an opportunity to meet some of the key staff who will be working with your child. This event will provide additional information about our upcoming Kinder Orientation events and also offer a chance to visit the Kindergarten classrooms.

DATE: Monday 17 October, 2022

 

Kindergarten Enrolment Interviews

Each family will have a scheduled interview to discuss their child’s transition to school. Information about booking an interview time will be shared through our Kindergarten Transition to School Newsletter. Each student will also receive a blue book bag with an information pack inside at the interview. These book bags are donated by the Kiama Public School P&C and will be used at school to share notes and homework for your child.

DATES: Monday 31 October – Friday 4 November, 2022

Kinder Playgroup

Several playgroups will be held throughout Term 4 for our new Kindergarten students. It is a great opportunity for children to meet each other and to familiarise themselves with the school setting.

DATES: Tuesday 25 October, Tuesday 1 November, Tuesday 8 November, Tuesday 15 November, 2022

Kindergarten Transition to School Newsletter

Throughout Term 4, Kindergarten families will receive a weekly, digital newsletter. The Transition to School Newsletter will help you get to know our school, staff and greater school community. This will be one main avenue for sharing information about starting school.

This newsletter will provide a platform for sharing information about any upcoming events, getting ready for school tips, a snapshot of our school and staff and information about community services that support the school. We also encourage families to join the school eNews app to receive Pre-K notices.

School eNews app

• School eNews email updates 

KPS Social media

KPS uses social media to connect with out community. Join our school community Facebook page 

 

Kindergarten Orientation Sessions

Orientation sessions are held for students and their parents. During these orientation sessions Kindergarten students will participate in classroom activities with our current Kindergarten students and student buddies from Stage Three. Parents may have the opportunity to attend workshop sessions about starting school and school procedures, dependent on Department guidelines for school events at the time.

DATES: Tuesday 22 November – Thursday 24 November, 2022

Keep the photo of the students at the table playing from the current web page please

 

Kindergarten Special Assembly

A special assembly, hosted by our current Kindergarten students, will be held for our incoming students.

DATE: Friday 25 November, 2022

 

A special assembly, hosted by our current Kindergarten students, will be held for our incoming students.

DATE: Friday 25 November, 2022

 

Best Start Kindergarten Assessment Bookings

Best Start Kindergarten Interviews will be scheduled by families via the School Interviews booking platform. 
Learn more about the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment here.

DATE: Monday 28 November – Wednesday 7 December, 2022

 

Additional resources

The following resources may be helpful in getting your child ready to start school.

Getting ready for primary school (PDF 2.8MB) - a booklet with tips and checklists to help parents prepare their child for Kindergarten.

Daisy's First Day (PDF 5.5MB) - a children's book about Daisy the koala on her first day at primary school.

NSW Foundation Style writing guide (PDF 116.46KB).

Is my child ready for school?

Starting school is such a big step. How do I know if my child is ready?

The NSW Department of Education parent website School A to Z has spoken to a range of teachers about how to make the right decision for your child. Here are some of the key points and questions to ask:

  • Children may enrol in Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five years of age on or before 31 July in that year.
  • All children must be enrolled in school by their age of 6.
  • Are they physically ready?
  • Are they socially and emotionally ready?
  • Children don't need to read or write before they start school.
  • Visit your local school and attend orientation days before you decide.

Go to the NSW Department of Education A to Z enrolment link for more details.

Applications for enrolment are available at the school office. Please ensure you have completed our 'Prospective enrolment' form so that we have your details and can send you any relevant information.