It's hard to believe, but we already have 19 expressions of interest for 2018, 14 of them girls, which is already more than what we have currently in kindergarten in 2017. We have also had a few out of area families apply for enrolment for 2018.
Some expressions of Interest notes were sent home on Friday with siblings, more will be sent out on Monday. If parents can please indicate if they are enrolling for 2018 or 2019. Either way, this information will allow us to plan and let us give out of zone parents an indication if we are likely to have a placement available for them. The school will only accept out of area students if valid reasons are given and there are spaces available. This applies to all grades within the school.
This is a great start having 18 expressions of interest. However, as we are losing 52 Year 6 students at the end of the year to high school, we would like to replace this number with new Kinder children in 2018.
Ideally, we would like 60 Kinders as this would give us 3 straight Kindergarten classes. If we are able to get the same number of students we will keep our current class/staff numbers. If we drop, we may go under the magic number of 421 students which would cause our school to lose one of our Assistant Principals. I know one of them doesn't really want to be moved on to another school!
As in previous years, we are requesting that parents provide us with details of children starting Kindergarten at the beginning of 2018. To be eligible children must turn five on or before 31st July 2018. Please call into the main office, see Mr Edwards or visit the Kindergarten page on our school website and enter your details after clicking on the green Expression of Interest link on the right hand side of the webpage. http://www.apps.nsw.edu.au/kindergarten.html
If you have already returned forms or submitted an expression of interest, you don't have to do it again. You will receive information later about our Kindergarten Information Evening on the 26th of July and Orientation in Term 4.
If you know of any families with children in this age bracket for 2018, it would be appreciated if you could share these posts/updates with them. Thank you.