Starting at School.

Welcome to Kindergarten

Is your child about to start school?

Do you have questions or concerns?

We hope you find the following information helpful.

A to Z site






Further information is available on the NSW Department of Education      A to Z School website




EPS Kindergarten Orientation

An information evening for parents will be held in the school hall at 5.15pm on Thursday 1st September, 2016. The orientation day for children starting at Eastwood Public School in 2017 will be held on the 9th of September, 2016, from 9.15-11.00am. The children will spend time in the kindergarten classrooms while parents attend an information session. If you have applied for enrolment for your child and not been notified by mail with the details please contact the school.

The information sessions are open to all community members and any parents of children eligible to start school in 2017.

Starting School

Starting school is an important step in a young child’s life and ‘Is my child ready for school?’ is a question asked by many parents.

When to start school

Your child can start Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five on or before 31 July in that year. By law, all children must be enrolled in school by their sixth birthday.


A child’s day in Kindergarten.


English and Reading

Reading Home Language

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An information guide for parents.


Term Calendar for NSW Schools

NB: We are in the Eastern Division (click  picture to follow the link)


A Guide to learning in Kindergarten

Kindergarten is officially known as Early Stage 1 (ES1) and refers to the first year of formal schooling for children in NSW.
Information for international visitors to Australia about requirements and eligibilty for enrolment and study in schools in NSW.
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There are many digital resources available to support learning for young children. They are engaging and educational and have a place in helping a child develop some early literacy and numeracy skills.
Click the picture below to find many examples of quality websites to explore or go to the Kinderclips home page and investigate the suggested links in the blogroll.

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