Mowbray Public School

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Starting Kindergarten in 2023

Welcome to Mowbray Public School

We are excited for you to join us in 2023. This page will provide you with essential information about starting your educational journey at Mowbray. 

Starting school is a significant event in the life of children and their families. At Mowbray, we believe that strong relationships and information sharing between families, early childhood settings and school help support your child's successful transition to school.

More information about enrolling at NSW government school can be found here.

Transition and Orientation Program

Our transition to school program is designed to support families and students during the transition from preschool to primary school.

Welcome Pack 

Parent/Carer Folder

This will provide you with all the information that you will need for a successful start to school. Please take note of the following forms that need to be returned:

·         ​Student Information (pink form)

·         Language Information (green form)

·        Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics Participation

These forms can be returned in person to the school office or emailed. For emailed forms please include title ‘Kindergarten Orientation 2023’ and send to:

Please ensure the completed forms are returned no later than Friday 11 November.

Students who need a School Opal card or travel pass for 2023 can apply now. A new application will need to be submitted if they are applying for a school travel pass for the first time. The School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS) gives eligible school students free or subsidised travel between home and school on NSW public transport, including trains, buses, ferries and light rail. Sydney buses operate one dedicated school service each morning and afternoon. Apply for a school travel pass or school Opal card on the Transport NSW website.

Please note the Working With Children Check (WWCC) Declaration for Volunteers and Non-Child Related Contractors only needs to be completed if you wish to be a parent volunteer once your child starts school. This form does not need to be completed and returned to the school with supporting documentation (100 points of ID) until 2023.

If your child has special needs, or requires additional support, please contact the school via email or phone so that we can talk with you about these needs.

Student Tote Bag

This bag includes activities and information that you can go through with your child to help prepare them for starting school.

Parent/Carer Information Session

You can view the presentation here.    

Starting School 2023

School will officially start for all Kindergarten students on Friday 4 February with a 9.30am start. Parents can enter the school grounds from 9.15am. Kindergarten will finish school early (2.50pm) each school day until Friday 25 February.

Kindergarten students will be placed in temporary classes before being placed in their permanent classes for the year. On Monday 14 February a confirmation note with your child’s class and teacher details will be sent home.

Best Start Kindergarten Assessment

Best Start Assessments will be completed before Kindergarten students start school on 1-3 February. A booking system letter will be placed in the Enrolment Pack for you to book online. Best Start Kindergarten Assessment is a state‑wide assessment that helps teachers identify the literacy and numeracy skills of each student at the beginning of Kindergarten.


School Stream

School Stream is used to communicate events, submit permission and absence forms. Instructions on how to download School Stream app can be found here

After downloading the School Stream app, go to the School Information folder to read important information about the school, such as our SRE and SEE programs and to find the location of the start of the year permission forms.


Uniforms can be purchased through Pickles. Second hand uniforms are sold at P&C events during the year. Please ensure you label all articles of clothing.

Out of School Care

There are two providers on-site: CubbyHouse and Primary OSHcare.

Please note: they have a break over the Dec/Jan holidays. Vacation Care is available during the school holidays. Recommendation: If you require a space, book as soon as possible!