Bundanoon Public School

Safe Respectful Learners

Telephone02 4883 6192

Emailbundanoon-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Starting Kindergarten

Please enjoy our orientation films.  These provide important information about our staff and our school. 

Starting Kindergarten

1.  All children must be in compulsory schooling by their 6th birthday. 

2.  Children can start Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn 5 on or before 31 July          that year. 

3.  Students should start school at the beginning of the school year.  

How to enrol 

When you’re ready to enrol your child in our school, contact us. You may need to attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment

For more information, visit primary school enrolment or contact us to discuss your child’s enrolment.

Apply online

Our new online enrolment process makes it easier and faster to enrol your child at your local school.

To apply online, you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

  • live in the local enrolment area of this school.

Apply for enrolment online .

If you are not eligible to use the online form or prefer not to, you can download an application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB).

The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

Orientation for 2021

Our Transition to School orientation program will look a little different this year - our program will ensure both you and your child feel comfortable about starting school.  

Once we have received your completed enrolment form, we will invite your child into the Kindergarten classroom to take part in two morning sessions.  

These will occur on Tuesday 1 December and Tuesday 8 December 2020 from 9:00am – 10:30am.  

Further details about these orientation sessions will be sent to you once you have booked in with us by phone on (02) 4883 6192 or via email at bundanoon-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au.

The first day of school for Kindergarten 2021 will be Friday 29 January 2021.

We look forward to welcoming your family to our school.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

Enrolment Policy

 

Why was the enrolment policy revised?

Across the state, many communities are changing. Some are growing at rates never seen before. Some schools that used to be able to accept out-of-area enrolments, no longer have the room to do so. The revised policy is designed to support schools to manage all enrolment applications, encourage greater consistency in decision-making and make sure the enrolment choices are clear for parents.

What are the changes? 

The enrolment cap

The enrolment cap is the number of students that can be enrolled at a school based on the school’s permanent accommodation. The enrolment cap tells us whether the school may or may not have the capacity to accept non-local enrolments. It is not a target or limit on the number of local enrolments a school can take.

Each school with a local intake area will have a cap set by the department from Term 4 2019.

100-point residential address check

Parents planning to enrol their child at a school that is near or at its buffer or cap will be asked to complete the 100-point residential address check to confirm they live within the school’s designated intake area.

This means parents will need to provide documents to verify the child’s current address. So that schools only seek information relevant to the child’s enrolment, a list of approved documents for the residential address check is available from the school.  

100 Point Residential Checklist

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year. 

Local enrolment area

Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. The School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

Temporary visas and international students

For information about eligibility and forms to complete, visit the Temporary Residents Program.

Non-local enrolments

As outlined in the department’s enrolment policy, our school may accept enrolments from outside our local enrolment area if places are available.

We will assess applications for non-local enrolment on a case-by-case basis.

Transition to School

Our orientation program is designed to assist our new Kindergarten students with the transition to school.

How can I help with the transition to school?

The department has useful resources for parents to assist in the transition to school process. 

Follow the links below to visit these pages:

 

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