Enrolling your child at Kauri Flats School is easy! Pop into the school office and pick up an enrolment form, fill it in and drop it back. Once we have received your enrolment we will arrange visits for your preschooler to visit their base and meet their teachers. Preschool visits are 2-3 sessions for your child to become familiar with their teachers and the learning environment, prior to starting school.
Our Office Administrator will email you to arrange your Pre-school visits. We ask that you sign in to the office for each of these mornings. Try to be early so that your child can have a look around and feel comfortable, and you get to meet the teachers.
For uniform information please refer to the uniform page.
Below are some suggestions of activities you can be doing with your child before they start school with us:
Know their name – recognise their own name when it is written down. If they are interested, help them to learn to write their name.
Alphabet – begin to recognise letters from the alphabet. Please begin with the lower case letters.
Colours – know the basic colours – red, blue, black, orange, yellow, green, white, brown, pink and purple.
Shapes – know the basic shapes.
Books – enjoy books together.
Numbers – recognise numbers 1 to 10, count to 10 and making sets of small objects.
Communication – be able to ask for things they need, have a conversation with others.
Be able to use the toilet independently.
It is not essential for your child to know or do all these things before they start school.
Research states that is takes approximately 6 weeks for a child to settle into a new school. We do our best to make sure our students are able to feel welcomed, settled and ready for learning as quickly as possible.
Here is an article that may help you with supporting your child as they start at school.