Kinder 2022 Orientation Home Page

Welcome to your school, Glendore Public School


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land.

We pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.

We recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of the Awabakal People.

We celebrate with and respect members of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nations


Where Everyone Can Succeed

From the Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


Glendore is a school where we ensure that we get to know your child, and how we can best work alongside you to help them succeed.


Please bookmark this page on your desktop, laptop, phone and tablet device. We will send live updates to this page and will also include you now in our other official 'Glendore Grapevine' correspondence. This is a great school. I bought a house in the area so my family could come here. I can pay no higher testament to our staff than that.


Apologies for our remote presentation tonight - details provided below. We will repeat this for parents/caregivers who were unable to attend later this term and early next term. However, the team and I would love to e-meet with you this evening from 6:00-7:00 pm on Zoom. Please ensure that you have a free account set up, or if not possible, you can dial in via mobile or landline and listen along (just like an informative Disney bedtime story).


Do follow our school's Facebook page and also the HNE (Hunter New England) Health FB page as reputable sources of information and resources. As soon as you have completed your orientation , 100-points ID check and are enrolled, we will also be able to include you in our Sentral Parent Portal.


Don't forget to click on everything in this newsletter, buttons, pictures etc. You can't break anything and sometimes interesting things will happen.


Take care in these challenging times - be safe - be well.


Welcome to our wonderful school,


Mr Khalil Khay FACE School Principal

Glendore Public School
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Kindergarten 2022 Information Evening - Wed, 11th Aug - 6pm

Online Invitation Link and Access Codes

  1. Create a Zoom Account: Parents/Caregivers simply need to create a ZOOM account here.
  2. Please Join: from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
  3. Please Click: this URL to join. (https://nsweducation.zoom.us/j/61454963647?pwd=WFd3SitWQ0pKRXNVSHBWNVBjcnZadz09)
  4. Passcode: 415678
  5. Description: This link will provide access for all prospective Glendore Public School Kindergarten 2021 Parents and Caregivers to our Webinar Session.
  6. The same link will be used for each Parent/Caregiver Information session over Semester Two (Terms 3-4), 2021 as the need for Social Distancing continues.
  7. Phone Access will be available on the evening as well using this ink, should your internet connection prove troublesome.
  • on one-tap mobile: 61454963647#, or +61871501149, or +61454963647#
  • or join by landline: 02 8015 6011 or 03 7018 2005
  • Webinar ID: 614 5496 3647
  • International numbers available: https://nsweducation.zoom.us/u/eyWXdt0jr
  • or an H.323 room system: H.323: 103.122.166.55 (Australia Sydney), Webinar ID: 614 5496 3647, Passcode: 415678
  • or a SIP room system: 61454963647@zmau.us, Passcode: 415678
A Day in the Life of Kindergarten - HD 720p

If your child is turning 5 on or before July 31, 2022 and you are interested in a possible Kindergarten enrolment, please complete the Kindergarten 2022 Enrolment Expression of Interest form to express your interest in enrolling your child for Kindergarten at Glendore Public School in 2022.

We hope the following information explains the enrolment process and outlines important dates and details within our Kindergarten Transition Program at Glendore Public School, a school whose vision is: "Where Everyone Can Succeed".

Documentation Required:

The following documentation is required to finalise enrolment and also explained in detail on our Kindergarten 2022 Enrolment Checklist. Please ensure all documentation is included in your enrolment application prior to submitting it to the school office.

The Kinder pre-enrolment interviews:


  1. provide us with an opportunity to get to know you and your child a little better;
  2. discuss how we can make transition to our school a smooth one;
  3. and enable you the opportunity to have your questions answered.
  • You will be contacted by the school office in regards to booking your pre-enrolment interview after you have completed the online enrolment form.
  • Please remember to bring in all documentation to the office before your pre-enrolment interview.
  • The following documentation is required to finalise enrolment. Please ensure all documentation is included in your enrolment application prior to submitting it to the school office:
  1. Application to Enrol
  2. Proof of Residential Address (see 100-points supporting documentation requirements on Enrolment Checklist).
  3. Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement
  4. Birth Certificate
  5. Copies of any Family Law or other relevant court orders (if applicable)
  6. Copies of medical/healthcare or emergency action plans (if applicable)
  7. Evidence of disability or other support needs, including any learning & support plans
  • Should you need any assistance please contact the school office on 4955 6644.
  • If you miss your pre-enrolment interview, Mrs Bellamy, Assistant Principal will make contact with you.
Online Orientation Sessions - Term 4 - Zoom Link

Click here to access the Zoom link for Online Kindergarten Orientation Sessions

Orientation Sessions via Zoom

Session 1: Friday 8th October 2021 at 10.00am to 10.30am

Session 2: Friday 15th October 2021 at 10.00am to 10.30am

Session 3: Friday 22nd October at 10.00am to 10.30am

Session 4: Friday 29th October at 10.00am to 10.30am

Session 5: Friday 5th November at 10.00am to 10.30am

Session 6: Friday 12th November at 10.00am to 10.30am

Session 7: Friday 19th November at 10.00am to 10.30am

Online Orientation Session 1 - 8th October 2021

Click here to join the session with Mrs Bellamy

Online Orientation Session 2 - 15th October 2021

Click here to join the session with Mrs Goode

Online Orientation Session 3 - 22nd October 2021

Click here to join the session with Miss Ryan

Online Orientation Session 4 - 29th October 2021

Click here to join the session with Miss Bousfield

Online Orientation Session 5 - 5th November 2021

Click here to join the session with Miss Cook

Online Orientation Session 6 - 12th November 2021

Click here to join the session with Mrs Biltris

Online Orientation Session 7 - 19th November 2021

Click here to join the session with Miss Bayliss

Onsite Orientation Sessions - Week 9 2021

Monday 29th November - Friday 3rd December

We are looking forward to our Kinder 2022 friends joining us onsite next week.

On-site orientation sessions have been staggered in line with Covid safe guidelines and will run from 9:30 am - 10:30 am


  • Monday 29th Nov - Red Group
  • Tuesday 30th Nov - Orange Group
  • Wednesday 1st Dec - Green Group
  • Thursday 2nd Dec - Blue Group
  • Friday 3rd Dec - Purple Group


Please note that all orientation sessions will be run following Covid safe guidelines.

  • Students must be fully enrolled to participate in the orientation program
  • Please do not attend if you, or your child have any Covid like symptoms
  • Adults must wear masks at all times and masks for students are recommended
  • Students will be signed in and out at the top gate (near bus stop)
  • A contact number for the duration of the session must be recorded at sign in
  • Please do not arrive until after 9:15 am to ensure no contact between cohorts occurs
  • Please queue at markers to ensure physical distancing
  • Students must be signed in on arrival
  • Hand sanitizer will be available
  • Class Teacher and Executive Staff will greet students on arrival
  • Pick up procedures will work the same way
  • Please do not arrive for pick up until after 10:15 am and queue at markers to ensure physical distancing
  • Students must be signed out on collection
  • Class Teachers and Executive Staff will farewell students from the top gate.

We hope everyone has a wonderful time visiting the school and participating in our Kindergarten orientation program.


Mrs Ingrid Bellamy

Assistant Principal ES1 Transition Co-ordinator

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  • We are excited to announce that we will be able to meet with our Kindergarten 2022 students onsite at our school. With the need for ongoing vigilance around COVID-19 and following DoE and NSW Health guidelines, we have taken the time to ensure your most trusted possession, your child, is being kept safe when they experience our Kindergarten 2022 Transition Program.
  • Thank you for your patience, understanding and following our transition program guidelines as we begin these sessions in Term 4.
  • Should you require further information, have not received your Kindergarten Information pack, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 4955 6644 or email us at glendore-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au
Starting School in Kindergarten at Glendore PS

Please see PDF below to download and read online together about starting Kindergarten at Glendore Public School.

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FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN - 4th February 2022

Please ensure you are aware of your child's colour group, as indicated on their 'Best Start' letter and arrive at the designated time.

Arrival Time By Colour Group

  • Red Group - 9:00am


  • Orange Group - 9:15am


  • Green Group - 9:30am


  • Blue Group - 9:45am


  • Purple Group - 10:00am


  • Official School Hours: 8:45 am to 2:45 pm
  • The school gates open at 8:15 am, with students supervised by teachers from this time.
  • Learning, Eating and Play Session Times
  • 8:42am - First bell
  • 8:45am - Lessons commence
  • 10:45am - 11.30am - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 2:00pm - Recess
  • 2:45pm - School day ends
When students wear a school uniform, they feel included in our school community. Students, teachers, parents and carers, as well as members of our local community helped develop our school uniform to make sure it:
  • meets the requirements of occupational health and safety, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation
  • includes items that are affordable, comfortable and made from easy-care and easy-wear fabrics
  • is appropriate for the full range of school activities
  • is suitable for all body shapes.
  • Please click here for details of our School Uniform, prices, size guide, how to order and link to online ordering system.
  • Our P & C are traditionally on hand during Orientation Visits for parents and caregivers to view and try Uniforms for sizing. Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions, this is currently not possible.
  • Orders are to be placed via our online ordering system via Flexi-schools (www.flexischools.com.au) . Instructions how to access and create your Flexischools account can be found on the GPS School Uniform Flyer.
  • Orders can take up to 4 weeks to fill if current stock is unavailable so we suggest orders are placed ASAP.
  • All orders that are placed before Term 4, Week 4 will be sent home with your child at their final transition day. If your order has not been filled we we will contact you once your order has been filled and is ready to collect from the school office.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: The School's P&C-run Uniform Shop will soon be selling both the Tunic and a Skort made in the 8009 Fabric. Please do not place external orders at this point.
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What is the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment?

  • Best Start Kindergarten Assessment identifies student’s literacy and numeracy skills on entry to Kindergarten. It has been conducted in all NSW public schools since 2010.
  • The Best Start Kindergarten Assessment supports the NSW Government’s Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2017 – 2020 and is mapped to the National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions.
  • The assessment is conducted in line with existing school practices and builds upon teaching and learning programs that support students in the transition to school.


2022 Best Start Kindergarten Assessment

  • You will be sent an email later in Term 4 with information on how to arrange an appointment for your child.
  • They will attend one of the three allocated Best Start Assessment days before starting school in 2022.
  • The allocated days are: 1st February 2022, 2nd February 2022, 3rd February 2022(by appointment only).
  • Your child will be required to attend the assessment onsite at Glendore Public School for approximately 40 minutes.

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BEST START Appointments 1st, 2nd, 3rd February

Click here to make a booking - Please ensure you have your 'Best Start' letter from the school and book an appointment in the colour group indicated on the letter for your child.

Daisy's First Day

Click below to read all about Daisy's First Day at Big School

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