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Kindergarten

At Riva Primary School, Kindergarten is a rich, play-based and appropriate developmental program which will attend to the individual emotional, intellectual and physical needs of the children.

Each child is recognised as a unique individual. Through this, all children are encouraged to develop their own feelings, thoughts, opinions and ideas and to express themselves comfortably and freely.

Our Kindergarten program is based on play activities through a planned environment determined by the needs of the children. Children have the opportunity to learn through discovery in as many ways as possible. All children have a right to grow and develop with a positive self-image. Children are encouraged to settle any differences verbally, and are guided into positive social interaction with peers and adults, whilst respecting everyone’s feelings and rights. Children are entitled to good physical care and intellectual stimulation, in a safe, clean, happy environment with careful supervision. Each child will progress at their own pace. A child may need encouragement to participate in some areas in order to promote development. Children are encouraged to have pride in who and what they are, and in what they achieve.

Below you will find everything you need to know about starting Kindergarten at Riva Primary School.

Attendance pattern for Kindergarten at Riva Primary School

Riva Primary School has five Kindergarten Groups, with attendance days and times as follows:

Blue Group Gold Group
8.40am to 2.50pm
Thursday and Friday
Alternate Wednesdays (‘Even’ Weeks)
8.40am to 2.50pm
Monday and Wednesday
Alternate Fridays (‘Odd’ Weeks)
Green Group Purple Group
8.40am to 2.50pm
Monday and Tuesday
Alternate Wednesdays (‘Odd’ Weeks)
8.40am to 2.50pm
Monday and Tuesday
Alternate Wednesdays (‘Even’ Weeks)
Red Group
8.40am to 2.50pm

Thursday and Friday
Alternate Wednesdays (‘Odd’ Weeks)

The alternating attendance days follow the school term week pattern. Term planners for each Kindergarten group are available showing the scheduled attendance days to assist with your planning.

Kindergarten Blue Year Planner 2022

Kindergarten Gold Year Planner 2022

Kindergarten Green Year Planner 2022

Kindergarten Purple Year Planner 2022

Kindergarten Red Year Planner 2022

Enrolments

Our Kindergarten groups for 2022 are full to capacity.

Enrolment applications for Kindergarten 2023 are now open. Applications should be made by the closing date of Friday 22nd July 2022.

Student Personal Items List (Booklist)

The list of requirements for student stationery and items for use in Kindergarten is attached. While items can be purchased from any supplier of your choice, the school recommends Ziggies.

Kindergarten Voluntary Contributions, Fees and Charges

Our Pilot Group set the level of voluntary contributions to be requested at $60 per student, per year. In addition, fees and charges may be levied for extra-cost optional activities and events.

Hello Kindergarten!

The Department of Education has produced a useful booklet for parents to guide them on what to expect in your child’s first year of school, along with helpful hints and activities to complete at home.