For children commencing school for the first time an information evening will be held in third term of each year. Should you decide to enrol your child/children for the following year the child/children may attend the Transition Program which is held towards the end of fourth term prior to the commencement year.
Parents of children, who are transferring from another school, will be asked to arrange an interview with the Principal and at that meeting provide any necessary documentation with regard to the child's health, learning disabilities or behaviour problems.
Kindergarten - School Transition Program
St Columba's transition program provides a wonderful opportunity to prepare your child for primary school. Experiencing a range of activities, over a number of weeks in a friendly atmosphere, will ensure that your child's first experience of school life is welcoming and fun.
All preschool children beginning school in the following year are welcome to attend. If possible, please dress your child in the school's sports uniform, enabling them to feel part of the whole school community.
Activities organised will include:
- Literature activities
- Art activities
The Public Health (Amendment) Act 1992 requires parents to provide documented evidence of a child's immunisation status on enrolment in school. From 1994, children enrolling in Kindergarten class will be required to provide the school with an Immunisation Certificate.
In the event of an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease in a school, unimmunised children will be required to remain at home for the duration of the outbreak, for their own protection.