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Kindergarten Orientation

Best Start Assessment

The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment identifies student’s literacy and numeracy skills on entry to Kindergarten. All NSW Kindergarten students complete the literacy and numeracy assessment before formal learning in the classroom happens.

The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment provides teachers with the opportunity to sit with a child one on one, focusing on what that child can do. The assessment is not a test but provides teachers with useful information to help support your child’s learning at school. 

What are decodable texts?

Decodable texts are specifically written for beginning readers as they are developing their blending and segmenting skills and their knowledge of the alphabetic code.

Below are samples of decodable texts you can practise. 

Helping your child with literacy and numeracy at home

This booklet has been created for parents, carers and families of children in the early years of school.

It is full of activities to support the important learning that happens at home. The activities are designed for you to have fun with your child and help them have a great start at school.

Tips for packing a healthy lunch

The Cancer Council have some great tips and recipes for packing a healthy lunch box. 

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