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Kindergarten 2018

Kindergarten is an important year of schooling as children formally begin to develop their literacy and numeracy skills. Our whole school community will help your child adjust to school and help them to feel comfortable. We are very pleased to welcome your child to Wideview Public School. Our philosophy is a simple one – happy children learn more effectively.  So we set out to provide a rich, warm but challenging learning environment where students want to learn.

 

When to start school

Your child can start Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five on or before 31 July in that year. By law, all children must be enrolled in school by their sixth birthday. When to start your child at school is an individual decision. You may want to discuss this with us or with your child's preschool teacher.

 

Transition to school

We have a set of planned activities to assist your child to make a smooth transition to Kindergarten. Research indicates that children who settle quickly into school are more likely to be socially competent and achieve better results.

 

Kindergarten 2018 Information Sessions

Tuesday 6th June 2017

10:00am and 6:30pm


Wideview’s Kindergarten Orientation Program

To help each child experience a positive start to Kindergarten, Wideview operates an extensive Kindergarten Orientation Program. There are three components:

  1. Kinderlinks Transition to School Program
  2. Kindergarten Orientation Evening
  3. Buddy Program

 

 

Kinderlinks Transition to School Program

Our Kinderlinks Transition to School Program will operate in Term 4 for 5 weeks. Children attend one morning per week.

 

The aim of Kinderlinks is to give children an early understanding of the school’s routines and its physical layout. It also provides parents with an opportunity to meet parents of other children and become familiar with school staff. Over the 5 weeks, the children will become comfortable in the school environment and meet some new friends with whom they will be attending school with in 2018.

 

Kindergarten 2018 Orientation Evening

Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 6:30pm

 

Information will be provided about the school by the: Principal and Assistant Principal and will cover topics such as The Kindergarten Curriculum and School Readiness. Information will also be provided by a P & C representative and a Uniform Shop representative.

 

 

 

Buddy Program

The Buddy Program is another initiative, which has been embraced by our school community over many years.

At Kinderlinks, your child will be introduced to his or her "Buddy". Their buddy will be a child from one of the older primary classes (usually year 5), whose role is to be a friend and look after your child in the playground, once he or she starts school.

This program provides dual benefits:

  • Older children learn leadership and mentoring skills and have the opportunity to nurture their younger buddy.
  • Kindergarten children will have a familiar face, someone to look after him or her when you are not around, and someone to play with during those first few weeks until he or she begins to establish his or her own group of friends.

 

The benefits of the buddy program continue throughout the children’s school experience through the K-6 Peer Support Program.

 

Best Start Kindergarten Interview

The Best Start Interview is a tool to help teachers assess your child's skills as they enter school, and to tailor teaching to their individual needs. Teachers will sit with your child when they start school to assess your child's literacy and numeracy skills so that they can develop an appropriate teaching program that caters for your child.

 

Please contact the school for further information.