Information about Kindergarten

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General Information

Starting school is an important milestone in the life of your child and your family. At South Padbury Primary School our Kindergarten Centre staff are there to care for and nurture your child. For many children, this may be the first time they are away from Mum and Dad for an extended period. Our aim at the Centre is to ensure your child receives the best possible start to their educational journey. At South Padbury Primary School we view these early learning programs as the cornerstones on which the later educational opportunities for your child are developed. The Centre is an integral part of the whole school.

Download a copy of our Kindergarten information booklet.

Health

We ask that if your child is sick, they stay at home to prevent the “sharing” of illnesses. Please notify the school in the morning if your child will be absent. We will also need to be notified if your child has any contagious diseases so that other parents can be informed.

Parent help

We enjoy having parents come in to spend time with their child for parent help. The classroom teacher will put up a help roster at the start of each term where you can put your name down for help. This is a special time between you and your Kindy child, for this reason we request that alternative arrangements be made for younger siblings. We also request that you maintain a high level of confidentiality when helping out in the class. Any concerns you have should be raised with the class teacher and not other parents.

Please note that the parent help form needs to be completed before you help out in the class, thank you. Download a copy of the Parent Help Form.

Birthdays

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate birthday parties at school. However, if you would like your child to share their birthday with the class, you are more than welcome to bring in a cake/cupcakes to share. Please let the staff know in advance and ensure there are adequate servings to share with all children. You will also need to check with your child’s teacher for any food allergies. We are an allergy aware school. This means we make every effort to reduce the risks associated with allergies, but it cannot be guaranteed that we will be ‘free’ of any particular product.

Absence

Please advise the school if your child will be absent from school. You can contact the front office on 9307 5833. If you know in advance that your child will be absent you can provide the class teacher with a note.