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.
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 – 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.
The app is called My Family Lounge and it’s very easy to use. You can find out more here.
You can find out more about OOSH here, including how to register.
In 2022 we launched a fresh take on our school uniform which has been very well received. We are in the process of gently transitioning out of the old uniform (for existing students), which explains why you might see a few different uniforms in the playground.
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 will also have samples for you to check out sizing during transition.
School Social Media – @joeysnarrabeen
Grown-ups love seeing what their Joeys 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 or use this QR code.
We will also have a private Kindy 2024 Facebook group dedicated specifically to you. It is a really useful place for information, tips and advice and ways you can best support your Joey as they get ready for “big school”. You can find it here. (Note: Only parents of enrolled students will be accepted).
We have an Instagram account, which showcases life at St Joseph’s through the eyes of our students. You can follow us here.
Finally, we have a Vimeo account, where we regularly post highlight videos. You can check it out here.
Our Parent Handbook covers all sorts of school information like start and finish times, policies and procedures. 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 3.05pm. We have a Kiss n’ Ride area and you are also welcome to come into the grounds and wait at the basketball court for your students to meet you,
The school is supervised from 8.30am, please make use of OOSH before that time. Students can arrive, hang up their bags and play until assembly at 9.00am.
Kindy 2024 Teacher
Our current Kindy teacher is Mrs Alison Jarman (pictured). We have yet to confirm the teacher for 2024 and will update you when we do. This is typically done around transition time.
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