Kindergarten

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To assist parents and families of Kindy students the Department of Education produce a booklet to help parents know what to expect when their children start school.
Shared Fruit:
Children in Kindergarten will share fruit for morning tea. Parents are requested to send in one piece of fruit or vegetable each day of attendance. The fruit/vegetable will be cut and shared. 
 
Education Assistants:
EA's work with the classroom teachers in the classrooms and playground to ensure positive outcomes for all students in Kindy. The assistants prepare resources, work alongside children and support the teacher where needed. The Education Assistants in Kindy are Mrs Julie Chiarenza and Mrs Lynden Close.  
Parents are requested to fill in a Student Profile sheet to assist the teachers in getting to know your child and planning relevant learning activities in the classrooms. Teachers will hand these forms out early in the year. 
Speaking and Listening:
These are important skills a child needs to learn before they learn to read. The following program has been put together to help your child develop these very important skills. The books required for this program have been bought for your child’s use by O’Connor Schools' Parents and Citizens Association. This indicates the P & C’s commitment to improving literacy within all students. For more information please see the parent letter. Kindy students will start this program in Term Two.