Kindy Parents FAQs

Parents have many questions when considering the school in which to enrol their child. Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school on (02) 9451 9547 or email killarneyh-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au


When do I need to enrol my child?

Enrolment applications can be submitted to the school at any time during the year prior to your child starting Kindergarten. If you live outside our catchment area, applications must be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 26 August 2016 for 2017 enrolment consideration.

The School Catchment Map provides the area in which students must reside to be automatically included in our enrolment.

Who can I talk to about my child starting school?

If you have any questions about your child starting school, please call the school to make an appointment to speak to the Principal or Deputy Principals.

Information Evenings, School Tours and Orientation Days

Each year we hold an Information Evening, School Tours and Orientation Days for incoming Kindergarten students and their families.We hold an evening parent information event and conduct a series of school tours. Times, dates and locations are:

Information evening Wednesday 3rd May 2017 6pm

School Tours @ 9:15 am  4th May, 23 May, 7 June, 20 July, 15 August

2018 enrolments will be taken from the beginning of Term 2, Wednesday 26th April, and applications from out of area must be received prior to 25th August 2017.

The Enrolment Form can be found on this page.

Our Kindergarten Orientation days are held in November. Please look at our school calendar for November for specific dates.

When does Kindergarten start next year?

Before starting school, Kindergarten students will be allocated a half hour timeslot to complete a one-on-one Best Start Assessment with the classroom teacher between Monday 30 January and Wednesday 1st February.

In mid-January, prior to commencing school, parents receive a letter outlining:

  • the Best Start Assessment date and time for the individual student
  • the Classroom start date and time for the individual student
  • any required paperwork that needs to be presented.

 An offer of enrolment letter is sent to families prior to Kindergarten orientation in Term 4. This letter is usually sent in September.

How is my child's progress assessed in Kindergarten?

Children enter Kindergarten with different skills and experiences. The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment is a tool to help teachers find out each child’s skills and strengths. Teachers will sit with your child early in the school year to assess your child’s early literacy and numeracy skills so that they can develop an appropriate teaching program catered for your child. Preparation for this assessment is not appropriate.

The Curriculum planning and programming, assessing and reporting to parents, K – 12 policy is on the Department of Education website.

http://www.det.nsw.edu.au

The NSW Board of Studies provides information about assessing and reporting student achievement in each KLA through the Assessment Resource Centre.

The Curriculum planning and programming, assessing and reporting to parents, K-12 policy can be found on the Department of Education website.

http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au

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