Welcome to Kindergarten!
This page is a handy place to find commonly used links, further details and information we refer to throughout the transition to school.
FAQ Pack – Do I need to be Catholic? What’s involved with school fees? What happens if my child needs extra support? Find all the answers to key questions in this handy pack.
Key Dates – From Orientation to Day 1, find out what dates you need to save on your calendar.
Welcome BBQ – Kindy 2023 Welcome BBQ for everyone to meet informally!
Playgroup – Want to meet members of the community and make new friends? Start your bond with the school with our FREE weekly Playgroup. It features an exclusive, carefully developed play-based learning, focused on school readiness. We’d love you to join us!
Download information and dates here.
School Fees – Get info on the current fees here, which will act as a guide for 2023.
Before and After School Care
We typically have spaces available in our program, which is located on site – making the transition between school and Before and After School Care (BSC/ASC) a very smooth one.
We refer to BSC/ASC as OOSH or OSHC – which means Outside Of School Hours care. Using the dedicated app, you can select if you’re after BSC or ASC. It’s simple to use, and you can make a permanent booking or casual bookings.
You can also book in for school holiday care.
You can find out more about OOSH here, including how to register.
You can find out more about our uniform here.
Purchasing uniforms is simple – it’s done via our supplier Cowan & Lewis. Order online and it will be delivered to school – or in your case, to your home. If it’s not right, they’ll pick it back up and swap it over for you.
We also have some second hand uniforms available.
We will also have samples for you to check out sizing during transition.
School Social Media – @smmanly
Grown-ups love seeing what their students have been up to and the school’s social sites are a great way to do that.
You can follow our school’s Facebook page here.
We will also have a Kindy 2023 Facebook group which launches in September. It is a really useful place for information, tips and advice and ways you can best support your child as they get ready for “big school”.
Finally, we have a Vimeo account, where we regularly post highlight videos. You can check it out here.
Our Parent Information page covers all sorts of school information. It is updated at the start of every school year.
Paying for things at School
We are largely cashless at school, so everything is done electronically, either BPAY or using an app called QKR. It links directly to your preferred pay system.
You can pay your school fees via BPAY (preferred method) or in person in the office via EFTPOS.
You can pay for canteen, special activities and so on using QKR.
School pick up and drop off
School finishes at 3.00pm. We have a Kiss n’ Ride in Denison Street around the corner to Whistler Street. Another pickup is in the Churchyard. You enter via the Raglan Street gate, drive through to the church, forming 2 lines. This is not open till 2.40pm. All those options are via car, if you would like to pick your child up via foot, please head to the gates between the Hall and the Church.
The school is supervised from 8.10am, please make use of OOSH before that time. Students can arrive, put their bags in the playground and play until 8.35am when the bell goes.
School Buses – Student Opal Card
If your Joey will be catching the bus, you can apply for a Student Opal Card from Transport NSW.
Applications for 2023 open during Term 4 (later in the year).
When selecting the bus operator, choose either:
- Keolis Downer Northern Beaches (this is the new company who have taken over State Transit Buses on the Northern Beaches)
- Forest Coach Lines