Mount Kuring-gai Public School

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Transition to our school

At Mount Kuring-gai Public School we provide an exciting and enjoyable atmosphere for children to embrace their schooling experience. We encourage our students to be an active part of the school community and enjoy the benefits of our specious and well-resources facilities. 

Kindykick start 

Kindykick start is an extensive transition to school program run by Mount Kuring-gai Public School. This program aims to ensure a successful and happy transition to school by having the students beginning Kindergarten in 2021 visit our school and be apart of our exciting community for half a day, once a week in Term 4 2020. They will be in a Kindergarten classroom and complete activities, visit other classes in the school, use the canteen, eat lunch and be an active part of our school community.

We encourage children to attend all or as many days as possible. Applications for kindykick start will be available in Term 3 2020.

Best start 

Our Kindergarten teachers have always observed their new students and used different methods to find out what each child knows and can do so that they can plan and teach what their students need to learn next.

Our school takes part in best start developed by early learning experts in the Department of Education and Training. Best start gives our teachers, and those teaching Kindergarten across New South Wales, a common set of high quality assessment tools and professional training.

It is very important to emphasise that the best start Kindergarten assessment is not a test. Its purpose is to help the teacher gather information to guide the teaching of your child.

The teacher will observe each child and use tasks, such as talking about a book that has been read and record what their students know and can do. The teaching of your child will be based on the information gathered in these ways.

Your child's teacher will look at each child's early reading and writing, their ability to communicate with others, and how they recognise and work with numbers, groups and patterns.

You will be given feedback about what your child's teacher has learned about your child, which you are welcome to discuss if you wish.