Helping Your Child Become School Ready!
A range of resources to assist your little ones to be ready for kindergarten
The following videos will give you some valuable ideas and information about how you can help your child 
and there's also a free eBook to download.
Helping Your Child Become School Ready!
A range of resources to assist your little ones to be ready for kindergarten
The following videos will give you some valuable ideas and information about how you can help your child and there's also a free eBook to download.
Parents can also collect a hard copy of the booklet and a bag of learning tools from their local Catholic primary school
Parents can also collect a hard copy of the booklet and a bag of learning tools from their local Catholic primary school
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Helping Your Child Become School Ready!
We know how important access to quality early learning can be to set young children on a brighter path to lifelong learning as the brain matures faster than at any other time in a child’s first five years. These early years are a critical period to get children learning opportunities we know they need to succeed in school and grow up to be healthy and productive adults. With many 4 & 5 year olds unable to attend their preschool over the last couple of months the Community of Catholic Schools have developed a range of resources to assist parents prepare your child for starting school.
Did you know that play is your child’s work at this early stage in their lives? Their brains are exploding with energy and growth which means imagination and interaction are the main focus of their world. A child’s questions, though sometimes seeming endless, are a sign they are curious and want to know more – which is fantastic!

We have created this booklet as a helpful resource containing information about developmental milestones and suggestions for how you can ensure your child is ready when it comes time to start school. There are lots of activities and discussion about how these activities, while fun and engaging, are also teaching your child valuable lessons in discovery, creative thinking and imagination.

This booklet is full of more helpful ways you can encourage and support your preschool child, either download here or contact your local Catholic School to organise pick up of a hard copy and bag of learning tools.
Check out these great videos below, created to support the booklet
Video Resources
Created to enhance the activities outlined in the downloadable booklet
#1 We're Getting Ready!
#2 Get Cooking!
#3 Get Writing
#4 Get Making
#5 Get Planting
#6 Get Moving
#7 Get Reading
#8 Get Counting
#9 Ready For School
‘Getting Ready’ for new experiences in life is easier when you are prepared. By encouraging your child’s skills and knowledge, they build on their creativity, learn how to handle new emotions and how to grasp learning opportunities. This all helps with preparation for school. 
For additional resources on preparing your child for school
Our schools are proud to support your family on your child's educational journey
Please contact your local school to organise collection of the booklet and bag of learning tools:
Maria Regina, 
Avalon
Please call the school to organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9918 2608
St. Cecilia's,
Balgowlah
Please call the school to organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9948 3069
St. Rose,
Collaroy Plateau
Please call the school to organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9982 1467
St. Martin's,
Davidson
Please call the school to organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9452 2022
St. Kevin's 
Dee Why
Please call the school to organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9971 1644
Our Lady of Good Counsel, Forestville
Please call the school to organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9972 7311
St. John the Baptist, Freshwater
Please call the school to organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9939 6699
St. Mary's,
Manly
Please call the school to organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9977 2225
St. Kieran's 
Manly Vale
Please call the school to organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9949 3523
Sacred Heart, 
Mona Vale
Please call the school to organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9999 3264
St. Joseph's, Narrabeen
Please call the school to organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9970 7627
St. John the Apostle, Narraweena
Please call the school to organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9971 9297
Helping Your Child Become School Ready!
We know how important access to quality early learning can be to set young children on a brighter path to lifelong learning as the brain matures faster than at any other time in a child’s first five years. These early years are a critical period to get children learning opportunities we know they need to succeed in school and grow up to be healthy and productive adults. With many 4 & 5 year olds unable to attend their preschool over the last couple of months the Community of Catholic Schools have developed a range of resources to assist parents prepare your child for starting school.
We have created this booklet as a helpful resource containing information about developmental milestones and suggestions for how you can ensure your child is ready when it comes time to start school. There are lots of activities and discussion about how these activities, while fun and engaging, are also teaching your child valuable lessons in discovery, creative thinking and imagination.

This booklet is full of more helpful ways you can encourage and support your preschool child, either download here or contact your local Catholic School to organise pick up of a hard copy and bag of learning tools.
Video Resources
Created to enhance the activities outlined in the downloadable booklet
#1 We're Getting Ready!
#2 Get Cooking!
#3 Get Writing
#4 Get Making
#5 Get Planting
#6 Get Moving
#7 Get Reading
#8 Get Counting
#9 Ready For School
‘Getting Ready’ for new experiences in life is easier when you are prepared. By encouraging your child’s skills and knowledge, they build on their creativity, learn how to handle new emotions and how to grasp learning opportunities. This all helps with preparation for school. 
For additional resources on preparing your child for school
Our schools are proud to support your family on your child's educational journey
Please contact your local school to organise collection of the booklet and bag of learning tools:
Maria Regina, 
Avalon
Please call the school to 
organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9918 2608
St. Cecilia's,
Balgowlah
Please call the school to 
organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9948 3069
St. Rose,
Collaroy Plateau
Please call the school to 
organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9982 1467
St. Martin's,
Davidson
Please call the school to 
organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9452 2022
St. Kevin's 
Dee Why
Please call the school to 
organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9971 1644
Our Lady of Good Counsel, Forestville
Please call the school to 
organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9972 7311
St. John the Baptist, Freshwater
Please call the school to 
organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9939 6699
St. Mary's,
Manly
Please call the school to 
organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9977 2225
St. Kieran's 
Manly Vale
Please call the school to 
organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9949 3523
Sacred Heart, 
Mona Vale
Please call the school to 
organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9999 3264
St. Joseph's, Narrabeen
Please call the school to 
organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9970 7627
St. John the Apostle, Narraweena
Please call the school to 
organise a private tour:
  Contact - 02 9971 9297
Web csodbb.catholic.edu.au  Phone 9847 0000  Email CSOPromotions@dbb.org.au
ENROLLING FOR 2021
Web csodbb.catholic.edu.au  Phone 9847 0000  
Email CSOPromotions@dbb.org.au
ENROLLING FOR 2021