Starting School

We look forward to welcoming new families to St Kevin’s Dee Why.

As your child prepares to start Kindergarten (or a later grade) at St Kevin’s Dee Why, we know there is a lot of information parents need to know about this exciting event.

This page aims to give you a centralised point for important and relevant information about starting school.

Compass App - User Manual. Please download this App. User logins will be sent to you closer to the start of school. QKR! User Guide QKR! How to Order PBL - Parent Booklet - School Rules School Uniform Price List. Place orders via QKR! Stationery List for Kindergarten 2023 St Kevin's Kiss n Ride OOSH Northern Beaches - before and after school care; school holiday program OOSH Northern Beaches - how to make a casual booking OOSH Northern Beaches - how to book a permanent sport at the beginning of the school year
School Readiness Activities

Here we give you a few activities that you can do at home with your child/ren as they prepare to start school. 

Mem Fox - Ten Read-Aloud Commandments Let's Count to 30 10 Little Numbers Cutting Skills - Simple Lines Cutting Skills - Flower Cutting Skills - Assorted lines Cutting Skills - Animals
Best Start Interview

Best Start is an initiative of the NSW Department of Education to assess children for literacy and numeracy early on entry to Kindergarten. All the details about this process are outlined in the two documents below.

There is no need to prepare your child for this assessment; it is designed for the teacher to understand your child’s current ability and for them to prepare for your child coming to school.

Best Start Kindergarten Assessment Parent and Carer Summary Information Best Start Letter to Parents, NSW Department of Education