Is my child ready to start Kindergarten?
See the About Kindergarten page for more information.
When should my child start school?
Children can start Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn 5, on or before 31 July that year. By law, all children must be in compulsory schooling by their 6th birthday.
When your child starts school is an individual decision. You may wish to discuss this with your child's preschool teacher, carer, doctor or your local primary school. Our teachers are trained to work with your child regardless of their age or level of development.
Children develop at different rates and learn skills in different ways. Quakers Hill Public School will respond to the needs, learning styles and rates of progress of individual students. Teachers also plan learning experiences based on the skills students bring with them to school.
The following resources may be helpful in getting your child ready to start school.
Getting ready for primary school (PDF 2.8MB) - a booklet with tips and checklists to help parents prepare their child for Kindergarten.
Daisy's First Day (PDF 5.5MB) - a children's book about Daisy the koala on her first day at primary school.