Children starting school at the age of 5 have three visits prior to starting school. These occur on three preceding Wednesday afternoons before the start of school date. This will enable both you and your child to meet the class teacher and become familiar with some of the routines and expectations of the school environment. They also start making friends with the other students. The dates of pre-entry visits are emailed to you in advance and an information pack is given to you at the first visit including information about stationery and uniform.
Visit One – Parents stay with your child, meet the classroom teacher and get to spend time in the classroom.
Visit Two – Your child will stay in the classroom with their peers and a teacher and do an activity. Parents will go with NE teacher Sarah Brown for an informal session to learn how we teach reading, writing and maths and answer any questions you might have.
Visit Three – Your child will stay in the classroom with their peers and a teacher and do an activity. Parents will go with Acting Principal Louis Heap and hear about our school culture, what being a KTS parent means and answer any questions you might have.
We then encourage you to start your child on the first Monday after their birthday; this is to ensure the transition to school is as easy on your child as possible. Learning routines and weekly projects tend to start on a Monday.
Please note that New Entrant children will finish school at 2.00pm for their first two weeks at school.