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Kindergarten

WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN AT EDNEY

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

Red Group Gold Group
8.40am to 2.35pm Monday
8.40am to 3.00pm Wednesday
8.40am to 3.00pm Alternate Fridays (‘Even’ 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)

TRANSITION TO KINDERGARTEN 2019

Beginning school is a truly exciting, nervous and tiring time for families and children (and staff too)!

While we are required and are able to offer the full complement of contact hours for Kindergarten children from the first day of the year, we have found from extensive experience that it is best to have a small period of transition to school in order for children to adjust to routines, and allow rest and growth during what can be an overwhelming time.

At Edney Primary School, we have developed a transition program which we believe will benefit the children and set them on the path to success for the year ahead.

We recommend the following two week transition program for Kindergarten children in 2019.

KINDERGARTEN RED

Monday 4th February Tuesday 5th February Wednesday 6th February Thursday 7th February Friday 8th February
8.40am – 11.30am NO KINDY 8.40am – 11.30am NO KINDY NO KINDY
Monday 11th February Tuesday 12th February Wednesday 13th February Thursday 14th February Friday 15th February
8.40am – 11.30am NO KINDY 8.40am – 11.30am No KINDY 8.40am – 3.00pm

KINDERGARTEN BLUE

Monday 4th February Tuesday 5th February Wednesday 6th February Thursday 7th February Friday 8th February
8.40am – 11.30am NO KINDY 8.40am – 11.30am NO KINDY NO KINDY
Monday 11th February Tuesday 12th February Wednesday 13th February Thursday 14th February Friday 15th February
8.40am – 11.30am NO KINDY 8.40am – 11.30am NO KINDY 8.40am – 3.00pm

KINDERGARTEN GOLD

Monday 4th February Tuesday 5th February Wednesday 6th February Thursday 7th February Friday 8th February
NO KINDY 8.40am – 11.30am NO KINDY 8.40am – 11.30am 8.40am – 11.30am
Monday 11th February Tuesday 12th February Wednesday 13th February Thursday 14th February Friday 15th February
 NO KINDY 8.40am – 11.30am NO KINDY 8.40am – 3.00pm NO KINDY

From Monday 18th February, all Kindergarten Groups take up the full day attendance patterns at the top of this page, being two full days in one week and three full days in the other.

The Friday attendance days follow the school term week pattern. At the commencement of 2019, we are full to capacity in all of our Kindergarten Groups 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.

Kindergarten provides an 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.

The 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.