Kindergarten Orientation Sessions are aimed to make the child comfortable in and familiar with the facilities and staff at St Joseph’s. They begin with shorter sessions and move to full days. The Orientation days are held across 5 weeks and involve the students in a variety of different activities based on the curriculum. Throughout the Orientation process the children will experience what it is like to be at school and experience each day of the week. Parents are welcome to send their child along whether they have or have not made a decision on where to send their child.
KINDERGARTEN 2019 ORIENTATION PROGRAM:
- Monday 22nd October – ½ Day
- Tuesday 30th October – ½ Day
- Wednesday 7th November – ½ Day
- Thursday 15th November – Full Day
- Friday 23rd November – Full Day
An information session where parents can learn more about various aspects of Kindergarten and being a part of St Joseph's School such as: Maths, Literacy, Information Technology and parent involvement will be held onWednesday 7th November 2018 a t 6.30pm for 2019 enrolments. A light supper will be provided. (A babysitting service will be available on the night.)
EARLY AGE ENROLMENTS
It is the current policy of the Archdiocese that children enrolling for Kindergarten should have turned five years of age by 31st July of that year. Any parent wishing to enrol a child who is not in that category will be asked to meet with the Principal who will then refer the matter to the Director of Catholic Education.
THE FIRST FEW WEEKS KINDERGARTEN
During Term One, Kindergarten children do not come to school on a Wednesday for the first four weeks of the Term.
KINDERGARTEN - YEAR 6 BUDDIES
Early in the year each Kindergarten child will be matched up with a Year 6 child who will be his/her special buddy for the year. The Year Six children help to ease the Kindergarten students' first anxious weeks in the unfamiliar world of primary school, and continue to build a strong relationship throughout the year by working together in many ways.