ENROLMENT AT WAVERLEY PUBLIC SCHOOL
Our school can help with your Kindergarten and primary school enrolment enquiries anytime throughout the year. Below is information to get you prepared for your enrolment at Waverley Public School.
NSW public schools have defined local enrolment areas. This means that your child is entitled to enrol in a particular school based on his or her residential address. Waverley Public School reserves enough places within the school for students in our local enrolment area. To find out if you are in our catchment area please click on the following link:
Parents may however apply to enrol their child at Waverley who are outside our enrolment area. Non-local applications will be considered by the school's enrolment panel, according to the department's policy and subject to selection criteria such as availability of appropriate staff and classroom accommodation. Click on the link below to access our schools enrolment policy.
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. Because students start new work in their new class at the beginning of the school year, it would be an advantage for your child both socially and educationally, to start school as soon as possible in the new year.
How to Enrol
All families wishing to enrol at our school have different circumstances and contacting the school for a discussion or an appointment is usually the first step. See below for which step applies to your child's circumstances:
Applying to enrol in Kindergarten?
Please contact the school to discuss the enrolment procedures and obtain the necessary paperwork to complete. Our school principal Mr Andrew Braiding conducts School Tours three times a term. Parents are strongly advised to make time to attend one of these tours where all enrolment questions can be answered. To access the application form to enrol in a NSW Government School please click on the link below
Currently enrolled in a NSW public school, and wishing to change schools?
Contact the school to discuss the enrolment procedures and obtain the necessary paperwork, or any out-of-enrolment area criteria.
Changing school from a non-government school?
Contact us to make an appointment to discuss your child's potential enrolment
The holder of a temporary visa or visitor visa?
You will first need to apply to enrol by contacting the temporary residents program who will give you forms to bring to the school.
Your child has a learning difficulty or special need and is applying to enrol in Kindergarten, or wishing to change from a non-government school?
Please contact your local regional office by phoning 131 536. Their student support team will discuss assessment of your child's needs. Depending on your location and your child's needs, you may have access to regular classes in regular schools, support classes in regular schools, or to a school with specific support services.
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION PROGRAM
Our ‘Transition to Schools Program’ enables your child to get a feel of a real school day. Students enrolled for 2017 will come to school and participate in typical Kindergarten learning experiences and become familiar with our school environments. This time also allows for our teaching staff to gather information about your child’s learning and social needs.
Whilst your child enjoys a morning in a Kindergarten classrooms there will be an information session for parents in the school hall. These sessions are designed to inform you about your child’s readiness for school, the curriculum, and will provide you with an opportunity to ask questions and meet staff. Information about our Out of School Hours Care Program and the school’s dedicated Parents’ & Citizens’ (P&C) will also be outlined.
School Tour Dates
Interested parents are most welcome to visit the school for a tour of the classrooms and playground with our Principal, Mr Andrew Braiding. The tour dates are below and commence at 10:00am. Please make a booking at the office with Chris, Nicki or Trish on 9389 4843.
Term 1 Mondays: 29th February and 21st March
Term 2 Mondays: 9th May, 30th May and Monday 20th June
Term 3 Mondays: 1st August, 22nd August and 12th September
Term 4 Mondays: 24th October and 14th November
Key Dates for Kindergarten Transition
Information Evening for Kindergarten 2017 Parents – Wednesday 14 September at 7pm
Transition Morning One: 9:30-10:30am Thursday 19th November
Transition Morning Two: 9:30-10:30am Thursday 26th November
Transition Morning Three: 9:30-10:30am Thursday 2nd November - Teddy Bears’ Picnic