School Readiness

Getting Ready

With many 4 and 5-year-olds unable to attend preschool over the last couple of months, the Catholic Schools Office of Broken Bay has developed a range of resources to assist parents in preparing your child at home for kindergarten. If you are concerned that your child is missing out on developing the key skills they need to start school then these resources offer some helpful tips to ensure your child is school-ready for when the time to start arises.

Starting kindergarten is a new adventure for you and your child.  It is important that your child is excited and proud to walk through the classroom door ready to take their place in the 'big kids' school. Our Getting Ready booklet outlines a range of learning tools, each supported by an educational video, which will assist you in helping to develop the necessary skills in your child to ensure a successful start to their schooling. Getting Ready packs are also available from your local Broken Bay Catholic Primary School. Click here to find the school nearest to you.

Getting Ready Videos

Get Cooking

Involving your child in the kitchen equips them for a healthier life. It's also a great way to help them learn. Cooking with your child will help them learn skills in maths and science along with an understanding of health, hygiene and nutrition.

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Get Writing

Providing your child with rich writing experiences lays a foundation for literacy learning. Early writing skills include understanding that letters make sounds and words are made of letters.

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Get Making

Art and Craft projects will be a favourite learning experience for your child. These experiences will help them learn about self-expression and are also a great way to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

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Get Planting

Edible gardening promotes respect for the environment and your child's own responsibility for good health. 

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Get Moving

Your child will benefit from being active every day.  Physical activity will keep your child fit and healthy and will also enhance their social, emotional and intellectual development.

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Get Reading

Reading with your child is all about spending special time together and having fun by enjoying the language and illustrations in picture books. Sharing stories, talking and singing help your child's development. Your child becomes familiar with sounds, words, language and eventually, the value and joy of books. 

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Get Counting

Help your child be an active explorer and problem solver by encouraging them to explore and investigate numbers. It's amazing how many activities you will find in your home or out and about that involve 'Maths' thinking.

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Success at school goes hand in hand with good attendance!

Good attendance habits at school commence in Kindergarten. Poor attendance can affect your child both academically and socially so it's good to start developing some good routines for your child early. Here are some great tips to help you support your child's attendance at school.

Find more information on the importance of attendance at school here.