Killara Public School

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Telephone02 9498 2397

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

Enrolment

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

If you live in our intake area and would like to apply to enrol at our school, start by submitting an online enrolment application. Online enrolment is currently only available for Australian or New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

If you are not able to apply online or you prefer not to, download the paper application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

Online enrolment can also be used for out-of-area enrolment. Please note that out-of-area enrolment procedures are subject to the department’s enrolment policy.

Enrolment applications are finalised at the school.

For more information, visit sTpe school enrolment.

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Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

Please note that the Killara Public School office is open for new enrolments between 9.00am and 3pm.

 If you have any questions concerning enrolment, please contact our office staff on 02 9498 2397.

Killara Public School - Enrolment Policy

Students are enrolled at Killara Public School in accordance with the guidelines of the NSW Department of Education. This policy is to be read in conunction with the DoE Enromlment of Students in NSW Government Schools located at www.det.nsw.edu.au.

For more information view Killara Public School's enrolment policy.

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email document.authentication@det.nsw.edu.au to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.

Starting Kindergarten important information

School Tours

Our school tours are available for parents and children to meet our principal, school leaders and school staff. You will have the opportunity to visit classrooms, the school's playgrounds and facilities. Please contact the office to book into a tour.

  • Friday 12 August and 26 August 2022
  • Friday 16 September 2022
  • Friday 21 October 2022

Starting School Information Evening

  • Wednesday 7 September 2022 at 7:00pm

This information session is designed to provide parents with more detailed information about all aspects of school life at Killara. Topics covered will include our values and approach to student wellbeing, an overview of the curriculum, parent involvement in learning, strategies for preparing your child for school and an opportunity to ask questions. 

Transition and Orientation Program 

  • Wednesday 26 October 2022
  • Tuesday 1 November 2022

All Kindergarten students joining us in 2023 are invited to spend the morning over two consecutive weeks participating in a range of activities as part of our Transition and Orientation program.

Best Start Kindergarten Assessment Period

  • Tuesday 31 January 2023
  • Wednesday 1 February 2023

The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment takes approximately 30 minutes and will be conducted prior to your child beginning Kindergarten. The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment helps teachers identify the literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills each child brings to school as they enter Kindergarten.

First Day of Kindergarten

  • Thursday 2 February 2023

We look forward to welcoming new families to Kindergarten here is some transition to school information to help you.

Starting School at Killara Kindergarten

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 of 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.

Enrolment information

We are only able to accept applications if you live in the catchment area. To see the latest catchment area, please visit School Finder.

Preparing your child

You can do a lot to help prepare your child for Kindergarten before their big 'first day'. The following skills are useful for children starting Kindergarten. Everyone develops at a different pace so this is only a guide and not all children will have these skills.

Language

  • talks to other people about familiar objects and events
  • answers and asks simple questions
  • makes needs known
  • follows simple instructions
  • uses books for enjoyment or for looking at pictures
  • identifies pictures in books, magazines, on television or video
  • uses a variety of things (pens, pencils, textas, paintbrushes, sticks in the dirt) to draw, to scribble or to write
  • joins in singing familiar songs

Mathematics

  • recognises that numbers can be used to count
  • uses words and phrases such as many, a lot, more, less
  • identifies things in a group that are different
  • sees differences in shapes
  • differentiates between opposites – up and down, under and over, in front and behind, day and night

Personal/Social

  • uses the toilet independently
  • can say own name and address
  • adapts to unfamiliar settings and new experiences
  • can finish a task and tidy up afterwards
  • plays cooperatively with other children
  • shares and takes turns
  • can sit still to listen to a story for a few minutes
  • is curious about the world
  • can share an adult's attention with several other children
  • participates in imaginative play

Physical Skills

  • uses scissors to cut along a straight line
  • enjoys a variety of indoor and outdoor play
  • can put on and take off jumpers, shoes and socks independently
  • can put on and take off an art smock
  • makes and designs things using a variety of materials

Resources

Some resources you can use in helping your child transition to school.

Getting ready for school

This brochure includes activities, a checklist, making an alphabet book, matching numbers, number tracing and a guide for parents of a child with disability, download the brochure getting ready for school.

Transition to school video

You can listen to what a young girl is looking forward to as she prepares to start Kindergarten in the Transition to school video.

Read with your child

A picture book to read with a child starting Kindergarten, download the picture book A Special Place.