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Busby Public School

Busby Public School

Fostering knowledge, success and curiosity

Telephone02 9607 7211

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

Kindergarten Enrolment

Kindergarten Enrolment 2023

We are currently taking kindergarten enrolment applications for 2023. If your child turns 5 years old before 31st July 2023, they are eligible to start school next year.

You can call our school office for an enrolment pack or you can enrol online below.

The following documentation is required to enrol your child -

  • Birth certificate and/or passport
  • Proof of address
  • Immunisation information

Please also include any other documents (eg. doctor's letters) to assist us in supporting your child starting school.

Enrolments can be completed online. Enrol here

If you are unable to complete an online enrolment form, you can download and print an enrolment application form at the link below.

Application to Enrol in a NSW Government school

If you live outside our intake boundry you will need to complete an Out of Area Enrolment Application form.

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Out of Area Enrolment Application form

Kindergarten Orientation Session Information

Session 1 - Parent information session and tour
Tuesday 25th October at 9:15am

Session 2
Tuesday 1st November at 9:15am

Session 3
Tuesday 8th November at 9:15am    

Session 4
Tuesday 15th November at 9:15am

All paperwork and documentation must be fully submitted prior to commencing orientation.

We hope that your child attends all 4 sessions to get the maximum benefit of the orientation program.

If your child attends all 4 sessions and all required paperwork has been submitted, they will receive a FREE school shirt.

If you require any further information please contact Mrs Brasier K-2 Assistant Principal on 9607-7211.

Why is Kindergarten Orientation important?

We aim to provide families with children starting school in 2023 the opportunity to experience our school environment in a fun and exciting way.

Through play, our teachers will focus on some of the skills required to start Kindergarten as well as encourage your child to explore by engaging in activities that will build their confidence and risk taking as learners.

This may be a child's first experience of social interaction with others outside their immediate or extended family. We will endeavour to make this a positive experience for all children so they look forward to starting school with us next year.

Children's perceptions of themselves as learners, and as someone who belongs at school, are often formed early in their schooling. Orientation will assist in achieving a positive start to school.

Why Busby Public School?

Our teachers are dedicated to implementing quality lessons that embrace the diverse learning needs of all students. We support our students with identified needs, by employing School Learning Support Officer's (SLSO) to assist students in accessing the curriculum to the best of their ability. Our Assistant Principals- Curriculum and Instruction, assist our teachers in delivering high quality learning experiences through in-school professional learning that targets individual student needs.

Learning at Busby Public School

Learning to read and write is one of the most important things we do as children. Here at Busby Public School, our students are immersed in rich language programs that promote speaking and listening skills, along with the skills needed to read and write. Students receive explicit instruction in reading and writing strategies in small groups targeted to meet their specific learning needs. They also engage in short periods of independent, individual or group tasks to practise and consolidate their current literacy learning.

Busby Public School Information Booklet

Inside this booklet we have some general information around what time school starts, pick up and drop off, school learning and activities.

Download the information booklet here

Pick-up and drop off

Students are dropped off at the gate to the infants playground under the cola. There is a teacher and support staff on duty every morning to greet the students.

At 3pm parents can pick up their children at the gate to the infants cola. Once the teacher sees you, your child will be sent out of the gate.

Uniforms

Uniforms are available for purchase 8:30am - 1pm daily.  You will find an order form below that you can download, fill out and bring to school with you when you are ready. 

Uniform price list and order form

Absences

Principals are legally responsible for keeping accurate records of student attendance. Principals are also responsible for deciding if the reason given for an absence is justified.

As a parent or carer of one of our students, you will need to inform the school that your child will be away and the reason why your child will be absent from school. When a child has been marked absent an SMS is automatically sent to parents. You can reply to this text message explaining the absence or alternatively you can notify the school by:

  • Calling the school - 9607-7211
  • Using the Skoolbag App for send an absentee form
  • Send a note to the class teacher the next day with your child.

If the school has not received an explanation for a child’s absence, the class teacher will send you an Absentee Notice which needs to be returned within 7 days of receipt.

Compulsory School Attendance information for parents

Canteen

Our school canteen is open everyday for recess and lunch. Students can order their lunch by writing out a bag with their name, class, what they would like to order and the correct money. When they go to class the lunch order is to be placed in the green tub to be sent to the canteen.

See our current canteen price list

Our Discovery Time Program is specifically targeted at Kindergarten students and provides a rich range of experiences which allows for students to develop their oral language and social skills as they engage with one another.

The experiences that are provided to the students each week are thoughtfully developed to provoke ideas, encourage problem solving and allow students to explore the world around them.

All Key Learning Areas are covered during Discovery Time, in either a guided or independent format, consolidating learning from formal class lessons.

Student interests are an integral part of the planning process and the constructions, creative activities and dramatic play in which students are engaged in, promotes the development of their knowledge, understandings and skills.

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