Kindergarten 2023 Planning and Preparation

Dear parents of kindergarten 2023 students,

As we prepare to welcome your child to the OLGC school community we would like to communicate some important messages and dates for you to note. Please ensure you read all details carefully.

Zoom Meeting – to meet with Principal, Mrs Paola Brannan 

We would like to invite all parents of kindergarten 2023 students to attend a brief and informal zoom meeting.

The Zoom Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 20 from 5.30-6.00 pm.

This is an opportunity for all of the kindergarten 2023 parents to meet the new OLGC Principal, Mrs Paola Brannan who has recently been promoted. Mrs Brannan has been the Assistant Principal at OLGC Forestville for the past 7 years. Ms Fiona Dignan recently moved to a newly created position at Catholic Schools Broken Bay, Senior Lead Student Enablement and Engagement in Student Achievement.

Below is the link to the zoom session:

Topic: Kindergarten 2023 Zoom

Time: Sep 20, 2022 05:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

https://dbbcatholic.zoom.us/j/69926235082?pwd=T3YwR1RabUxISlAvRGpyRGZNTWJadz09

Password: 862645

Join from SIP/H.323 room system:

SIP: 69926235082@zmau.us

H.323: 202.177.207.158 (meeting ID: 699 2623 5082)

Password: 862645

Join from telephone (meeting ID: 699 2623 5082):

(02) 8015 2088 (Sydney)

(07) 3053 8570 (Brisbane)

(08) 7150 1149 (Adelaide)

(03) 8375 9112 (Melbourne)

International numbers available: https://dbbcatholic.zoom.us/u/ebnPQZRVHe

Join from Skype for Business (Lync):

https://dbbcatholic.zoom.us/skype/69926235082

T-shirt delivery for your child 

We will be delivering a t-shirt to the early childhood centre that your child attends in the next couple of weeks.

The t-shirt is a gift from OLGC Forestville.

We encourage your child to wear the t-shirt when they are out and about in the community and to the school transition sessions.

Kindergarten school transition session dates

We would encourage your child to wear the t-shirt when they attend the 3 school transition sessions.

These sessions are designed exclusively for kindergarten 2023 students. Please note parents are NOT required to attend.

We have planned 3 Kindergarten transition sessions starting at 9.30am ( please register at 9.25am)  and concluding at 11am on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 10 
  • Wednesday, November 23
  • Tuesday, December 6

A parent or carer is invited to drop their Kindergarten 2023 child off at the school hall for registration at 9.25 am and then return after the 1.5hr session.

Please note, that if your child attends the OLGC Early Learning Centre adjacent to the school on any of the above dates we will arrange for your child to be dropped and collected from the school hall by staff at the centre. The OLGC ELC learning team will be in touch with you regarding permission for this to occur closer to the dates.

There is NO NEED for you to RSVP to the sessions if your child CAN attend.

Please email olgc@dbb.catholic.edu.au if your child CAN NOT attend any of the sessions.

We strongly encourage your child to attend all 3 sessions to ensure they have the opportunity to become familiar with the school, and kindergarten teaching team and meet some of the other students who will be in their class.

Best Start Dates 

Prior to your child starting at OLGC we will be contacting you to book into a 40 minute Best Start session with their kindergarten teacher. The Best Start session is a 40 minute one on one session with your child so that the teaching staff can get to know your child and their learning style before the school year begins. The dates for the Best Start sessions for kindy will be held over 3 days. Your child will only need to attend one 40 minute Best Start session on one of the dates below.

  • Monday, January 30 or
  • Tuesday, January 31 or
  • Wednesday, February 1 

The times and bookings links will be sent out to parents at a later date.

First Day of Kindergarten

The first day of Kindergarten 2023 at OLGC will be Thursday, February 2 2023.

It is an exciting time as we prepare your child for their first day of school in 2023.

Kind regards,

Mrs Paola Brannan

Principal