Come and join our vibrant and caring learning community here at Cowan Public School. We provide a dynamic and nurturing learning environment where students enjoy coming every day. Our aim is to develop students who are happy, confident and responsible and each student is encouraged to reach their full potential.
Starting school is a big step and developing a positive relationship with you to support your child's learning is vital to us. Call us for more information, a tour of our great school, and meet some of our staff and students. Phone 9456 1065, or just call in at our School office.
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An Orientation Program is conducted for children enrolling the following year. This invovles the children attending school for a niumber of sessions during Term 4.
This time allows the children to become used to the formal routine of the school, the parents used to the school routine and the teachers to assess the children ready for the following Kindergarten year. A parent information session coincides with the first orientatin session.
This transition to school program allows our future students to experience their classroom and engage in fun, learning activities, exposure to the school routine, and to experience safe play within our natural bush environment.
These three morning sessions are run once a week over three consecutive weeks. The Orientation Program is run in Term 4. Our future students are encouraged to attend all sessions. The first session also runs parallel to a parent information session where parents obtain all the necessary information for their child starting school.
To help prepare your child for school, talk about what school might be like and why children go to school, enjoy reading together, and create time to play with pencils, crayons and paper. More information can be gained by calling our School office on 9456 1065. A meeting with our Kindergarten teacher can also be arranged.
Orientation Days in Term 4: TBA
The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment is an opportunity to gather information to guide the teaching of your child. Areas of early reading, writing, their ability to communicate with others, and how they recognise and work with numbers, groups and patterns are all observed. Parents are given feedback on these observations and you are welcome to discuss these with the teacher, if you so wish.
The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment has been developed by early learning experts in the Department of Education, and gives all Kindergarten teachers in NSW a common set of high quality assessment tools and professional training.