It is exciting to be starting pre-school and we are looking forward to meeting you and your child. The first days of Term 1 are set aside for teacher-family interviews where you will be able to meet your child’s teacher. This is a good opportunity to share with us information about your child and for us to answer any queries you may have.

You will have signed up for an interview time at the AGM. If you do not yet have a time, please contact us.

For both groups, in the first days of the pre-school year, children will attend in a smaller group (Group A or Group B) for a reduced session. These staggered starts give each child in the group more one-on-one contact with the staff (and vice versa), so that children can familiarise themselves with the environment and routines.

The schedule for which group will attend at which time is below.

We look forward to meeting you all and a great pre-school year. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Yours sincerely,

Andrea McCurdy – 4 Year Old Teacher, Banksia Group &
Annamaria Bingham – 4 Year Old Teacher, Waratah Group

Banksia Group 2022

If your interview is on Monday 31st January, your child will be in Banksia Group A.
If your interview is on Tuesday 1st February, your child will be in Banksia Group B.

Waratah Group 2022

If your interview is on Monday 31st January, your child will be in Waratah Group A.
If your interview is on Tuesday 1st February, your child will be in Waratah Group B.

Orientation Schedule – Banksia Group

Week 1

Friday 28th January 
Teacher planning and preparation day

Week 2

Monday 31st January 
Group A Parent Interviews

Tuesday 1st February
Group B Parent Interviews

Wednesday 2nd February 
Group A – 9.15am­­ to 11.45am
Group B – 12.30pm to ­­3.00pm

Thursday 3rd February
Group A & B – 1pm to 4.30pm (both groups attend)

Week 3

Monday 7th February
Group A – 9.15am to 11.45am
Group B – 12.30pm to 3.00pm

Wednesday 9th February
Group A – 9.15am to 11.45am
Group B – 12.30pm to 3.00pm

Thursday 10th February
Group A & B – 8.45am to 12.15pm (both groups attend)

Week 4 (Tina, Bush Kinder teacher visits home kinder)   

Monday 14th February:
Group A – 9.15am–11.45am
Group B – 12.30pm–3.00pm

Wednesday 16th February:
Group A  – 9.15am- 11.45am
Group B – 12.30pm-3.00pm

Thursday 17th February:
Groups A & B – 1.00pm-4.30pm (both groups attend)

Week 5

Normal sessions begin: All children attend
Monday – 9.15am to 3.00pm
Wednesday – 9.15am to 3.00pm
Thursday – 8.45am to 12.15pm

Week 6

Monday 28th February: 9.15am – 3.00pm

Wednesday 2nd March: 9.15am – 3.00pm

Thursday 3rd March: BUSH KINDER ORIENTATION SESSION
Group A attend – 9.15am-10.45am
Group B attend – 11.15am-12.45pm

Orientation Schedule – Waratah Group

Week 1

Friday 28th January
Teacher planning & Preparation Day

Week 2

Monday 31st January
Group A Parent Interviews

Tuesday 1st February
Group B Parent Interviews

Thursday 3rd February
GROUP A- 8.45am-10.15am
GROUP B- 10.45am-12.15pm

Friday 4th February
Group A 9.15am-11.45am
Group B 12.30pm-3.00pm

Week 3 (Tina, Bush Kinder teacher visits HOME KINDER)

Tuesday 8th February
Group A 9.15am–11.45am
Group B 12.30pm–3.00pm

Thursday 10th February
Both Group A & B attend   1.00pm-4.30pm

Friday 11th February
Group A    9.15am-11.45am
Group B    12.30pm-3.00pm

Week 4

Tuesday 15th February
Group A 9.15am–11.45am
Group B 12.30pm–3.00pm

Thursday 17th February
Group A & B attend 8.45am-12.15pm

Friday 18th February
Group A 9.15am-11.45am
Group B    12.30pm- 3.00pm

Week 5 – Normal sessions begin

Tuesday 22nd February 9.15am-3.00pm

Thursday 24th February BUSH KINDER ORIENTATION SESSION
Group A attend:  9.15am-10.45am
Group B attend:  11.15am-12.45pm

Friday 25th February 9.15am-3.00pm

***THURSDAY SESSIONS ALTERNATE BETWEEN HOME KINDER & BUSH KINDER***

Please note:
THURSDAY HOME KINDER- 8.45am-12.15pm
THURSDAY BUSH KINDER- 9.15am-12.45pm