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Kindergarten 2021

Kindergarten 2021

Get set to say hello to Kindy @ Edney in 2021

At Edney, Kindergarten is a rich, play-based and appropriate developmental program which will attend to the individual emotional, intellectual and physical needs of the children. Each child is recognised as a unique individual. Through this, all children are encouraged to develop their own feelings, thoughts, opinions and ideas and to express themselves comfortably and freely.

Our Kindergarten program is based on play activities through a planned environment determined by the needs of the children. Children have the opportunity to learn through discovery in as many ways as possible. All children have a right to grow and develop with a positive self-image. Children are encouraged to settle any differences verbally, and are guided into positive social interaction with peers and adults, whilst respecting everyone’s feelings and rights. Children are entitled to good physical care and intellectual stimulation, in a safe, clean, happy environment with careful supervision. Each child will progress at their own pace. A child may need encouragement to participate in some areas in order to promote development. Children are encouraged to have pride in who and what they are, and in what they achieve.

Below you will find everything you need to know about starting Kindy at Edney in 2021.

ATTENDANCE PATTERN FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS IN 2021

Edney Primary School has three Kindergarten Groups, with attendance days and times as follows:

Red Group Gold Group
8.40am to 3.00pm
Tuesday and Thursday
8.40am to 3.00pm Alternate Fridays (‘Odd’ Weeks)
8.40am to 3.00pm
Tuesday and Thursday
8.40am to 3.00pm Alternate Fridays (‘Even’ Weeks)
BLUE GROUP
8.40am to 2.35pm Monday
8.40am to 3.00pm Wednesday
8.40am to 3.00pm Alternate Fridays (‘Odd’ Weeks)

The Friday attendance days follow the school term week pattern.  We are currently full to capacity in all of our Kindergarten Groups for 2021 and cannot accept any further enrolments. We are happy to add you to our waiting list or advise of nearby schools which may have vacancies.

TRANSITION PROGRAM FOR WEEKS 1 & 2 OF 2021 FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

While we are required to and able to offer the full complement of Kindergarten attendance from the first day, we have developed a comprehensive transition program to give all children the best opportunity to adjust to their new school, as well as the opportunity for our staff to get to know and understand each child, their needs and plan accordingly.

For the first two weeks of 2021 we request that each group follow the specific timetable and program below.

Kindergarten Blue Transition Program

Kindergarten Gold Transition Program

Kindergarten Red Transition Program

From the week commencing Monday 15th February 2021, students will resume on the standard timetables and days for their group as per the school calendar.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS (BOOKLIST)

Students require a modest amount of stationery and specific items in order to access our Kindergarten program. The attached list details the required items, along with an opportunity to have the items of your choice selected, packed and filled by our preferred supplier, Nextra Paperplace Forrestfield.

VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS, FEES & CHARGES

The school requests a voluntary contribution for each student enrolled at Edney for the year. This amount has been set by the Edney Primary School Board at $60 per student for the year. We request that this contribution is paid by the end of Term One 2021. In addition, throughout the year, students may have the opportunity to be involved in excursions, visiting performances and special activities for which a charge may be requested. A spreadsheet and explanatory letter outlines the possible maximum charges which may be levied throughout the year.

PARENT HANDBOOK

Our comprehensive school information booklet contains a summary of key information, policies and guidelines that underpin the operations of Edney Primary School.

HELLO KINDERGARTEN!

The Department of Education has produced a useful booklet for parents to guide them on what to expect in your child’s first year of school, along with helpful hints and activities to complete at home.