Starting School – Transition to Kindergarten

Starting Kindergarten is a new adventure for you and your child. We want your child to be excited and proud to walk through the classroom door ready to take their place at school. Our Transition to Kindergarten Program helps ensure children and parents are well supported through the process.

Research suggests that children who have a positive start to school are more likely to engage well in their learning and school life. Our transition program will take place during October and November, for children and parents to attend. Parents will receive dates, times and information regarding this, prior to the sessions.

The aims of the Transition to Kindergarten Program are:

  • to help ensure a smooth transition for your child as they start school
  • to welcome new families to the school and to give parents the opportunity to find out more about how the school operates
  • to continue to build our relationship and partnership with sibling families
  • to network with other Kindergarten parents
  • to meet key teachers and people from Holy Family Catholic Primary School Lindfield

Transition to Kindergarten Program

Parent Information Night

At this information evening, which will be held in the school library, we will provide information for Kindergarten 2023 and discuss the Group Transition Sessions (GTS).

At this time, we will note your preference of date for GTS 1 or GTS 2. All parents and children must also attend the WGTS 3.

Thursday 13th October at 6.30pm

 

Kindy 2023 Orientation Dates

Group Transition Session (GTS) 1

All children and their parents must attend either this date (school hall) or Group Transition Session 2.

Please ensure that separate arrangements are made for younger siblings.

Tuesday 18th October – 9.00am to 10.30am

 

Group Transition Session (GTS) 2

All children and their parents must attend either this date (school hall) or Group Transition Session 1.

Please ensure that separate arrangements are made for younger siblings.

Thursday 20th October – 9.00am to 10.30am

 

Whole Group Transition Session (WGTS) 3 – All students and parents must attend

The students will be taken to the Kindergarten classroom for an Orientation Session.

Parents will stay in the school hall for morning tea and a ‘get to know you’ with other Kindergarten 2023 parents.

All students must bring their morning tea as they will share this with you and their allocated Year 5/Year 6 buddy for 2023.

Thursday 10th November – 9.00am to 11.00am

No advance booking is required. Bookings will be taken at the parent information session in October.

Best Start

Our school takes part in the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment developed by early learning experts in the NSW Department of Education.

Best Start Kindergarten Assessment identifies student’s literacy and numeracy skills on entry to Kindergarten. Each Kindergarten child will come to school for an individual session (approximately 40 minutes duration) in the week before school starts. This will be with the Kindergarten teachers.

Best Start

Information on how to book your child’s session will be provided by December 2022.

 

Monday, 30th January 2023 – Wednesday, 1st February 2023

Kindergarten Welcome BBQ

 

Welcome to all Kindergarten families starting in 2023. All of our new Kindergarten families are invited to join us for a free sausage sizzle on Friday 10th February 2023 at 5pm at Holy Family Primary Catholic School Lindfield.

It’s a great opportunity to meet other families and for the kids to get to know each other a little better. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Before I go to Kindergarten Check List