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Kindergarten Orientation 2017
Transcript of Kindergarten Orientation 2017
Kindergarten Buddies will meet your children and you in the hall.
Teachers of Kindergarten classes will be introduced.
Children's names will be called out and Buddies will take them to their classroom.
Buddies will help the children with their bags and where to go.
Parents will remain in the hall.
No photographs or videos through the classroom windows.
2:30 pm Classroom teachers will bring the kindergarten children to the hall.
For the first four weeks Kindergarten finishes school at 2:30 pm.
Parents will meet the children in the hall.
Alternative arrangements can be made with Old Bar Beach Hut After School Care
Contact Chantelle Hennessey on 0478 003 358
Parents are then welcome to visit the classroom with their child.
First Day of School
Thursday 2nd February 2017
Book Pack for $22
The Book pack will include:
two glue sticks.
Targeting Handwriting book.
Preparation at School
Buddy visits to preschool
Walk around Old Bar Public School with buddies.
Three visits to Old Bar Public School to meet teachers and see different classrooms.
Visit the school grounds.
Show the children the play equipment and playground.
Please ensure children know how to use toilets and how to wash theirs hands independently.
Please ensure boys know how to use their facilities correctly.
Preparation at School
Have your child’s hearing and vision checked.
Check for speech and physical disabilities.
Asthma plan if required.
Enrollment forms. Have the following when enrolling:
Proof of your address.
Copies of any family law documents.
Immunisation history statement.
Is my child ready to start school?
School A-Z Website
Ms Jenna McKeown
Mrs Shayne Symonds
Learning and Support Team
Welcome to our
1:00pm Buddies to Kindergarten rooms for lunch.
1:15pm Children play with buddies, have a drink and go to the toilet.
First four weeks only
2:30pm Children are brought to the pick up area (vegetable gardens).
Rest of the Year
3:00pm Parents will pick up children from the infants grass area.
9:00am Children assemble outside kindergarten classrooms.
10:50am Buddies to Kindergarten rooms for recess.
11:15am Children play with buddies, have a drink and go to the toilet.
You will be notified by mail of your time and day.
Assessments will be conducted during:
Monday 30th January
Tuesday 31st January
Wednesday 1st February
Best Start Testing
You can help by:
Look for notes in school bag regularly.
Read all newsletters and notes.
Be organised so your child has everything they need (money, signed notes, library books, news items).
Have a notice board at home or place for notes on the fridge.
Full name on all equipment and clothing.
You are the biggest factor in your child's ability to succeed at school.
Successful students have parents who:
see themselves as teachers.
have positive attitudes to school and learning.
want to work with teachers to educate their child.
are actively interested in their child's learning.
are actively involved in school whether in class, P&C or other ways outside of school hours.
celebrate their learning and praise them often.
A time each day in the classroom when children can eat a piece of vegetable or fruit while class continues.
Also allows children to have drink of water (water bottle).
Crunch and Sip
For more lunch box ideas:
Every second Thursday in red folder
Reports to parents:
Terms 2 & 4
History and Geography.
Children learn about people and their social and physical environments.
Creative and Practical Arts
Children are engaged in learning experiences in visual arts, music, drama and dance.
Key Learning Areas
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Children focus on making informed decisions related to health and physical activity and develop positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.
Children learn about the natural and made environments.
Key Learning Areas
Children develop knowledge, skills and understandings about the English language and literature. This is organised into modes and skills:
Children learn about mathematical thinking, understanding, competence and confidence in the application of mathematics, their creativity, enjoyment and appreciation of the subject, and their engagement in lifelong learning.
Key Learning Areas
The 5 Keys of You Can Do It.
Confidence (academic, social)
Getting Along, and
Caring, dedicated and professional teachers.
Innovative and challenging educational programs.
Core Values - Safety, Respect, Engagement
You Can Do It
Targeting Early Numeracy
Strengthening learning through community partnerships.
Engaging technology to prepare students for their future.
Preparation for School
speaking to adults
how to join a group
not being the boss
finding a friend
Mrs Deborah Scanes
Inform the school of any changes.
Phone numbers and address
Reply to all notes as soon as you can:
Absent notes (to the class teacher)
Money, permission note to be placed inside an envelope or snap lock bag with your child’s name and class on it (to the class teacher)
Late arrivals after 9.10a.m. must go straight to front office and sign a late slip.
When children start school they bring all the things they learnt at home with them.
Keep up the things you did with your child before they started school, like bedtime reading.
Talk to your child's teacher if you have concerns about your child's learning.
Get your child to school on time, it helps avoid anxiety.
Be involved in your school, it shows your children you value education.
let them do things for themselves
make some decisions
practice opening and closing their school bag and lunch box
Be positive. Talk to your child about:
what school is
what will happen
how they will love school
how they will enjoy painting
how they will enjoy learning new things
Your child's school bag needs to be able to accommodate a lunch box, drink bottle, raincoat, jackets, hats, 2 or 3 large library books, lots of stencils, craft work, homework and notes.
We look after the whole child
Mrs Yvonne Dixon
Mrs Kellie Heaslip
Mrs Pip Thomas
Mrs Frith Miller
Mrs Jennifer Sortwell
Extras and sometimes foods are better left for special occasions and best not to be packed for school.
Fruit roll ups
Cordial, soft drink
High sugar foods
Dairy desserts or puddings
Donuts, cake, muesli bars
High fat foods
Corn chips, Twisties
Fatty meats (devon, salami)
Pies, sausage rolls
Foods not suitable for a lunchbox
Give your child experience using scissors, crayons, pencils, paint, brushes and asthma inhaler independently.
Preparation for School
Teaching staff and Librarian
Mrs Judy Bennetts
Responding and Composing.
Handwriting and Using Digital Technologies.
Thinking Imaginatively and Creatively.
Reflecting on Learning.
Speaking and Listening.
Reading and Viewing.
Writing and Expressing.
Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary.
So what can you ask? Here are some sample questions to get you started.
Who did you sit by at lunch?
Who did you play with at recess?
What did you do in P.E. (art, music, etc.) today?
Did anything surprise you today?
Tell me something nice that you did for someone today. Did someone do something nice for you today?
What did you write about in your reading journal?
What book did your teacher read to you today? What do you like about that book?
What book did YOU read (or listen to) today?
Did anything make you sad today? Why did that make you sad?
Mrs Cathy O'Donnnell
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