Hello Kindergarten & parents! Welcome to Holy Family Catholic Primary School Lindfield! We are very excited for your child to be joining our school. Our classroom has many fun and exciting things planned for the school year.
Starting kindergarten is a new adventure for you and your child. Meet Mrs. Findlay, our Kindergarten teacher who talks about why parents love Holy Family, our successful buddy program as well as our kindy transition program which helps ensure a smooth start of the school year for your child.
Kindergarten Transition Sessions
Kindy Transition gives the children the opportunity to have a “test run” morning at Holy Family. The children participate in a range of activities to enable teachers to get to know them and familiarise themselves with school and meet some of the children.
See below for a list of Kindy 2022 transition sessions:
|Parent Information Night||Thursday, 21 Oct 6:00 – 7:00pm||All Kindergarten 2022 parents to attend Parent Virtual Information Night|
|Transition Session 1||Monday, 1 Nov⋅9:00 – 10:30am||A small group of Kindergarten 2022 students to visit their 1st transition session|
|Transition Session 2||Tuesday, 2 Nov⋅9:00 – 10:30am||A small group of Kindergarten 2022 students to visit their 1st transition session|
|Transition Session 3||Friday, 5 Nov⋅9:00 – 10:30am||A small group of Kindergarten 2022 students to visit their 1st transition session|
|Whole Group Transition Session||Friday, 12 Nov⋅9:00 – 11:00am||All Kindergarten 2022 students are invited to attend this last transition session|
What happens during the day in kindy?
In Kindergarten, your child continues to build on the important skills they have developed with you at home.
These skills may include your child being able to talk about things that interest them; draw pictures; pretend to write; recognise colours, numbers, sizes and shapes; and share with others.
Is your child ready for kindy?
The key areas of maturity and development are the social and emotional areas, says Mrs Findlay. Find out more about our kindergarten curriculum here.
Here are some of the questions she asks when assessing school readiness:
- Can they make an independent decision and follow through on this?
- Do they have ideas of their own?
- Can they follow two or three instructions at the same time?
- Can they move on to new activities easily?
- Do they separate well from their carer?
- Do they show interest in other kids?
- Do they interact with other children?
- Can they recognise and express their feelings and needs?
- Can they concentrate on a task?
- How do they deal with frustration?
Learning Together at Home Facebook Group
Stay connected with our school and make new friends with other families in the community. Join our Facebook Group – created for parents and carers with preschool children age 3-6. Share ideas, tips and resources to keep them stay engaged while at home.
Are you interested in looking at Holy Family for your child? Just complete our online enrolment enquiry form here and we’ll be in touch.
Download My Daily Routine printable planner to help them stay organised.