Please ensure your child is at school by 8.45am. This will enable you to help them settle into their day and be ready for their first activity. The teacher will indicate when it is time for parents/carers to leave the class in the morning after you have read a story book or played a game.
School finishes at 2.50pm and children need to be collected from the kindergarten classroom.
Our classrooms are open from 8.30am. Please ensure your child is dropped off and picked up by an adult. If you arrange for someone else to pick up your child, please inform the teacher in person, or by a signed note. This ensures both students and staff know who is collecting them.
Children share a healthy snack during the morning break. Please send one piece of fruit or vegetable with your child. This will be cut up and put on a platter for all children to enjoy.
Please pack your child’s lunch in a labelled lunch box. We are trying to encourage healthy eating habits and protect other children who may have nut allergies, so please select healthy food for school that your child enjoys and can easily be eaten. We encourage food from diverse cultures but are unable to heat up food at school. Please use frozen plastic ice blocks in summer or warm thermal containers in winter, if required. Children only need to drink water at school so please provide a water bottle which can be filled each day.
Please dress your child in school uniform or suitable play clothing. This is important as we do many ‘messy’ activities. Please supply an extra set of clothes in their school bag, and ensure all clothes and shoes are clearly labelled. Children are encouraged to wear closed in shoes, but without shoelaces. Please do not send your child in thongs to school as they are a safety issue during class and play time.
We have a ‘no hat, no play’ policy in the school. We encourage children to wear their during outdoor play at all times. Please ensure that your child’s hat is clearly labelled with their name and is their bag each day.
If your child is unwell, please keep them at home and notify the school on 08 9413 1550.
Staff at Nollamara Primary welcome parent contact and meetings can be arranged through the school office. Interpreters are available for parents who speak a language other than English
Please provide your child with a school bag, clearly labelled with their name. A large bag enables bigger pieces of work and art to fit in easily.
PARENT HELP ROSTER
We welcome parents and other relatives into our kindergarten to help and participate in activities. This is an important part of our program. Please make other care arrangements for any younger children, if at all possible, as this is a special time to be spent with your kindergarten child. The purpose of the roster is to enable you to observe how the kindergarten operates, interact with your child and join in.
It is based on the Department of Education’s Kindergarten Guidelines to develop each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language skills. The program gives your child a rich variety of experiences, which will help to form a broad basis on which to build your child’s formal learning. We want to make your child’s first contact with school a happy and enjoyable experience.
Your child will be learning through play and carefully planned activities. Children will not always bring work home to show, but please be assured that this does not mean that they are not learning. Our program has a balance of activities which address academic, social and emotional needs.
Children in Kindergarten are able to borrow books from our school library. Please provide a large fabric bag so books can be safely stored.
Playing is a child’s way of learning. Through play, children learn about themselves and the world around them, as well as developing the following skills:
Fine Motor Skills: These skills are developed through such activities as drawing, block play, dough, painting, gluing, small construction, finger painting etc.
Gross Motor Skills: Developed mostly through music and movement sessions and outdoor play i.e. running, jumping, climbing, catching, throwing etc.
2. Social/Emotional skills
It is important for children to develop a positive self-concept feeling of “I can ……..”. The activities at kindergarten are carefully planned, so that each child will feel successful. He/she will then face new challenges happily. During the kindergarten year, your child will develop greater independence, learn how to share, cooperate, take turns, use manners, have friends and be a friend and generally develop skills which are necessary for him/her to develop into a happy, well adjusted member of our society.
This program concentrates on developing early maths, science, music and social studies skills. The child learns about his/her environment and develops the foundation on which his/her later learning will be based.
The program develops the child’s expressive (spoken) and receptive (listening) language skills. The child is encouraged to talk confidently in a group, extend vocabulary, speak in whole sentences and develop important listening skills.