Going to Primary School

Starting school

Information about when to enrol and who to talk to about your child starting Kindergarten.

Preparing for Kindergarten

Skills to help you prepare your child for Kindergarten.

Watch what happens during a typical day in NSW Kindergarten classrooms


Link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh3h7galXDU?version=3&hl=en_US

Starting school resources

Getting ready for school is a resource to help prepare for your child's first year of school. You can download each section of the booklet below.

Getting ready for school activities (PDF 511kB)

Getting ready for school checklist (PDF 553kB)

Getting ready for school making an alphabet book (PDF 761kB)

Getting ready for school matching numbers (PDF 305kB)

Getting ready for school number tracing (PDF 166kB)

School A to Z

Starting Kindergarten? The School A to Z website and app has expert advice and tips to help you and your child get ready for school.

Best Start Kindergarten Assessment

Information for parents on the Best Start Kindergarten Assessments, including what students do during the assessment and the kinds of tasks involved:


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