Transition to Kindergarten


Wamberal Public School is proud of its focus on excellence, opportunity and success in a caring learning community. We have a strong commitment to learning, and our teachers are committed to helping all students reach their full potential.

Kindergarten students enrolling for the school year will participate in Best Start Kindergarten during the first week of school and commence in class in the second week. Information on this assessment may be accessed by clicking on Best Start. This assessment will take approximately 1 hour and each child will be given a specific time for their own assessment.

If you haven't already enrolled your child at our wonderful school, Enrolment forms for Kindergarten and the Wambles program are available from our school.

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When bringing these documents to the school, please remember to also provide the following documents:

  • Proof of Birth - Birth Certificate or Current Passport
  • Immunisation Certificate (available from Medicare)
  • Proof of Residency - Drivers Licence, Rates Notice, Rental Agreement


Transition to School - Wambles

We have a set of planned activities to assist your child to make a smooth transition to Kindergarten. Research indicates that children who settle quickly into school are more likely to be socially competent and achieve better results. Contact us to find out about Wambles and how you can be involved.

The Wambles transition and orientation program will be conducted on four consecutive weeks, usually during Term 4 from 9:30am to 11:00am. To ensure maximum opportunity to get to know your child, it is important that you and your child attend all four of the Wambles sessions. Parents are encouraged to transition their child into the classroom and then move to the Hall for Morning Tea and parent information sessions.  Further information regarding Wambles is provided during the Information Evening.



Useful Information

Kindergarten is an important year of schooling as children formally begin to develop their literacy and numeracy skills. Our whole school community will help your child adjust to school and help them to feel comfortable.


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.

When to start your child at school is an individual decision. You may want to discuss this with us or with your child's preschool teacher, carer or doctor.


Preparing for Kindergarten

You can help your child prepare for Kindergarten and be organised for the first day. Watch what happens on a typical day in Kindergarten classrooms. Visit our school to help your child feel more comfortable and to start getting to know people there.