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Wamberal Public School

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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 the Wambles Transition to School Program (commencing the year before Kindergarten and continuing to the start of their Kindergarten Year) followed by the Best Start Assessments during the first week of school and then commence in class shortly after.

If you haven't already enrolled your child at our wonderful school, the online enrolment form can be completed by clicking here


When enrolling, 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 - 100 points required. Click here for more information.
  • Copies of any family law orders, health care plans or disability needs.

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.

Parent Information Evenings

These informative evenings support parents familiarise with our school's staff, facilities and programs. 

Summary of Kindergarten 2023 Parent Information Evening 1 Presentation

Transition to School - Wambles

Our 'Wambles' Transition to Kindergarten Program is a set of planned activities to assist you and 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.

The Wambles transition and orientation program is scheduled to run late in the year prior to Kindergarten and in the first week of school.

Children must be enrolled at Wamberal Public School before attending the onsite orientation programs.

Keeping in Touch

Please join the Kindergarten 2023 group in our Skoolbag app to receive all the latest transition to Kindergarten information.