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Kindergarten 2022 Correspondence


Correspondence - 23/11/2021

Dear Kindy 2022 Parent / Carer,

Welcome to Cammeray Public School. We look forward to you joining our wonderful community.

Whilst your child is welcomed to school for the Kindergarten Orientation next week, the CPS P&C Events Team and parents from Kindy 2021 would like to invite you for a casual meet up and chat in the Laneway near Maggio’s and Laneway Cafe (BYO takeaway coffee in your reusable coffee cup). If you are able to, please join us at the following times:

Kindy 2022 Coffee Catch Up

Monday November 29 - Thursday December 2 from 9.30-10.30am

We hope that you will get to meet some new faces in the lead up to starting school next year. Everyone is welcome, we hope to see you there.

Kind regards,

CPS P&C Events Team

Correspondence - 23/11/2021

Dear Kindergarten 2022 Families,

We are thrilled to welcome your children to Kindergarten Orientation in Week 9 next week. These sessions are being held from 9.30-10.30am, as per your pre-booking information on either:

  •  Option 1: Monday 29th November and Tuesday November 30, or
  •  Option 2: Wednesday December 1 and Thursday December 2


Health and Safety

We ask you to arrive at 9:20am, enter via the Bellevue Street gate and sign in using the QR code on the gate. Please be mindful of NSW Health guidelines - adhere to physical distancing, wear a mask, sign in and have your proof of double vaccination ready. You will be required to show your completed QR code check-in and proof of double vaccination at the registration desk inside the school grounds. Anyone 16 years and over must be fully vaccinated to enter Department grounds. If you are not double vaccinated, please arrange for someone else to bring your child to our Orientation.

Our friendly executive and support staff will be there to greet you and escort your child to their allocated learning space. Unfortunately, we are unable to invite you into the classrooms and ask that you employ a 'kiss and drop' approach, exiting through our Palmer Street tunnel (which you will be directed to once on site).

Orientation Session Information

Arrive: Bellevue Street gate at 9:20am and use the QR code at the gate to sign in

What to bring: nothing - please ensure your child has had something to eat and drink prior to attending their session

Pick up: Bellevue Street gate at 10:30am

Take home: each child will receive their Cammeray library bag with helpful booklets and information enclosed

School Uniform

Uniform orders will be available for collection near the sign in tables, once your child has been signed in. There will also be sample sizes on display to assist with any future online ordering. 

In addition, the P&C will be holding a Uniform Sale on site this Sunday November 28 from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Entry will be via the Bellevue Street gate, with sign-in using the QR code and proof of double vaccination also required. Physical distancing and mask wearing must be observed.

We are excited to be welcoming you into our Cammeray school community and look forward to seeing you soon.

 Correspondence - 26/10/2021

Dear Kindergarten 2022 families,

Please find updated information regarding our orientation sessions, enrolment documentation and uniform ordering. You can visit our website to view the next 10 week challenge and the readiness for school literacy and numeracy clips. Please practise these activities to assist you in preparing your child for school.

Cammeray website:

Kindergarten Orientation Sessions

Your child is invited to visit our school for two orientation sessions in Week 9:

Option 1 - Monday November 29 and Tuesday November 30 @9.30-10.30am, or

Option 2 - Wednesday December 1 and Thursday December 2 @9.30-10.30am

Your booking to attend can be made through School Interviews. The booking link will be live from 3pm today (Tuesday October 26)  and will close at 3pm next Tuesday November 2. To book, follow this link

Click on ‘Make a booking’ tab on top right. Enter the event code: f352u

Follow the prompts to book into your preferred dates

Please note: to ensure numbers are even across the days, bookings have been capped for each session. If your first choice is unavailable, please select the alternate dates.


Enrolment Documents

We are in the process of reviewing our 2022 enrolments to ensure all paperwork complies with Departmental requirements. Maria de Caires, our School Administration Officer who looks after enrolments, will be in touch should any further documents be needed to support your child’s enrolment. Please assist by responding promptly. It is necessary for this to be completed before your child can attend the upcoming orientation sessions.

Uniform Orders

Uniform orders can be placed online through the Flexischools app. If you do not yet have an account with Flexischools, you will need to download the app and set one up. See how to do this here: Full details of the Cammeray Public School uniform, including a price list are listed within the Flexischools app. Whilst there are many options to choose from within the uniform range, the attached list may also provide some guidance on the key pieces to purchase initially.

Pre-ordered uniforms will be available for collection during our Kindergarten Orientation sessions in late November. Alternatively, sample uniforms will be on display during Kindergarten Orientation sessions to check sizing and can then be purchased online. If ordering after the Kindergarten Orientation sessions, uniforms will be made available for collection during Best Start sessions at the beginning of next year, Week 1, Term 1 2022. More information about the Best Start sessions, including specific session dates and times will be provided later in the year.

We look forward to reconnecting with you toward the end of November.

Correspondence - 5/10/2021

Dear Kindergarten families,

Welcome to Term 4. We are excited to reconnect with you this term to ensure the transition to school is a smooth and enjoyable experience. Please find information below regarding school readiness, our Term 4 Q&A session and advice for Kindergarten Orientation.

Kindergarten 2022 ‘Ready for School’ clips

As we take steps toward readiness for school you have access to our ‘Ready for School’ videos, which have now been posted to our school website. 

Two additional videos will be added to the website each Tuesday (our school's ​communications day) to support your child with school readiness. Please click on the links below or visit the website to access these clips.

# Join Miss King as she completes a fun science experiment - clouds in a jar! Join Miss Brown as she searches her house with Geraldine the giraffe for things that feature the long e sound.

Kindergarten 2022 10 Week Challenge

We would like to share our 10 Week Challenge with you this term. Our challenges are based on the ‘I can’ statements’. A new challenge will be posted on our website each week. 

To access these videos, please go to our website, go to the Learning at our School tab and open the link to Kindergarten 2022 or follow this link


Correspondence - 17/09/2021               

Dear Kindergarten families,

Our school highly values strong connections between home and school. We wish to begin our journey alongside you and continue this partnership throughout your child’s schooling at Cammeray. The research tells us that children who are highly supported by the home-school partnership achieve better educational outcomes. To further understand this important relationship, please see the information here:

Kindergarten 2022 ‘Ready for School’ clips

As we take steps toward readiness for school you have access to our ‘Ready for School’ videos, which have now been posted to our school website. To access these videos, please visit our website, go to the 'Learning at our School' tab and open the link to Kindergarten 2022 or follow this link:

Two additional videos will be emailed to you each Tuesday (our school's ​communications day) to support your child with school readiness. 

We hope you enjoy this week's clips... 

Literacy Clip

If you were an animal at the Zoo, what animal would you be? Join Miss Brown outside in the sun for another great story; Edward the Emu.

Numeracy Clip

Join Miss Frerer the Explorer on a wild 3D shape hunt around her house! She finds herds of cylinders, stampedes of spheres and some endangered cubes. Look out!

Kindergarten 2022 10 Week Challenge

We are looking forward to sharing our '10 Week Challenge' with you next term. Our challenges are based on the ‘I can’ statements, and include activities such as Using Scissors and Holding a Pencil.

Please remember, all information regarding Kindergarten 2022 can be found on our website under the tab - Learning at Our School, Kindergarten 2022.

Kindergarten 2022 - Q&A

We look forward to connecting with you later this week at the Kindergarten Q&A session on Thursday September 16 at 12.00pm.​ Please use the link below  ​

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 673 6146 9641

Passcode: 693590

We look forward to you joining us.

Correspondence - 7/09/2021

Dear Kindergarten Families,

We are delighted to welcome you and your child to Cammeray Public School for Kindergarten 2022. We are currently in the process of planning for our newest learners to experience ‘big school’, with the hope that we are able to proceed in a 'COVID- friendly' manner.  In preparation for this event, the senior executive team will be hosting a Kindergarten 2022 Q&A Session on Thursday September 16 at 12.00pm, via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Kindergarten 2022 - Q&A Session 1

Time: Sep 16, 2021 12:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 673 6146 9641

Passcode: 693590

Kindergarten 2022 - Q&A Sessions

Discussion points at the Q&A sessions will include our proposed orientation plans, readiness for school and information about our 10 Week Transition Challenge (more information below). At the session the senior executive, Kerry McConaghy (Principal), Liz Bernasconi (Deputy Principal), Kym Watterson (Deputy Principal), Kath Olsen (Instructional Leader) and Pamela Moore (Kindergarten Assistant Principal / Instructional Leader) will be available to answer any questions you may have. A second Q&A Session will be offered in October with further details to be provided closer to the time.

Kindergarten 2022 Q&A Session 1 - Thursday September 16 @12.00pm

Kindergarten 2022 Q&A Session 2 - Thursday October 21 @12.00pm

Kindergarten 2022 – Orientation Sessions

Whilst we await Department advice on the format for our orientation sessions, we can confirm that orientation will no longer take place at the school from October 26 - 28. Although many families have already booked a session on one of these dates, current restrictions prevent this going ahead, as originally scheduled. We will, however, be in touch shortly with new dates and plans for our updated orientation program. In the meantime, we would like to share our ‘Ready for School’ videos created by the current Kindergarten teaching team. In addition to the two videos we are sharing with you today, two further videos will be emailed to you each Tuesday (our school's ​communications day) to support your child with school readiness. These videos can also be found on our school website. 

Join Ms Geddes as she reads one of her favourite childrens’ books about a little monkey


Join Miss King the detective as she ventures around her house to find objects shorter than, longer than and equal to her pencil.

Kindergarten 2022 - 10 Week Transition Challenge

Get ready for the 10 Week Transition Challenge! We have prepared a series of 10 challenges, linked with the “I can” statements (emailed previously - see link below), which aim to support your child in their transition and readiness for school. The first exciting challenge will be shared with you early next term. Thank you to Mrs Olsen and our current Kindy friends for helping us to create these ‘challenges’.


All information regarding Kindergarten 2022, including our Kindergarten Information Evening presentation and useful links can be found on our website under the tab - Learning at Our School, Kindergarten 2022.


Correspondence - 24/08/2022

Dear 2022 Kindergarten families,

We would like to welcome you to our school and advise, our planning arrangements for the 2022 Kindergarten Orientation Days, are our now underway.

Mrs Moore (Kindergarten Assistant Principal) and Miss Brown (Kindergarten-Grade Leader) are working closely with the senior executive team to ensure these plans are clearly communicated with you. We look forward to welcoming you to our school in Term 4, either face to face or virtually, depending on the advice provided by NSW Health and the Department of Education.

Material and information relating to preparation for your child starting school ​will be regularly emailed to you and also uploaded to this web page. The link Kindergarten 2022 Correspondence - 24.08.2021.pdf (172.65KB  is first of these, and we hope you find this useful.

In addition you will be included in our school newsletter communications, and as such, will be able to access further information about the operations of our school. We encourage you to read the newsletter and in particular those sections most relevant to you. 

In regards to enrolment, if you know of families who are yet to enrol at Cammeray, please let them know we are awaiting their enrolment so that they can be included in the wonderful orientation and transition programs we run each year.

Thank you and welcome to our Cammeray school community.

Kerry McConaghy