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Welcome to Flanagan Pre-primary 2022

Yuwa! Palya?

(Hello! How are you?)

What to bring to school

  • ​A hat

  • A piece of fruit (that I like)

  • A healthy lunch (that I like)

  • A water bottle 

  • Spare clothes



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Term 1

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Term 1

Term 1 news will be similar to Kindy ie Show and Tell. It will be on Fridays of weeks 2 through 9. The children may bring in any object from home that is not too valuable. They will not be allowed to play with it outside.  Please assist your child to practice. An example is below:


Good morning class.

This is my news. It is a ball. It is a toy. It is used for kicking. It is round. I play with this ball in the park with my dad. Are there any questions?

Thank you for listening.


Ideas to prompt your child’s description: size, colour, parts and their use, shape, where it is kept, where it came from, who gave it to you?

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  • Reading with your child every night is enjoyable and valuable.

  • Term 1 home reading is the 'comprehension' book that has the 'speech' label on the front cover.  Inside the front cover are instructions on how to support your child's oral comprehension as well as recommended questions for 4-5 year-olds on some of the pages. 

  • These books will be sent home on Fridays.

  • ​Decodable readers will begin early in term two when your child and/or when they are believed to be ready both academically and emotionally. This is critical as we do not want to discourage students from being confident to read by overwhelming them. Home readers will be changed on Fridays so please help your child to remember their homework bag (probably the tartan one with two zippers).

Speaking and Listening

  • Talk and listen to your child.

  • Model being an attentive listener.

  • Explain the meaning of new words. Use them in a sentence.

  • NEWS:  plan and rehearse your child’s news before going to the school on the news-telling day.


  • Play cards and board games.

  • Go shopping together. ID and use coins. Talk about how many (more/less/equal), how much, how heavy/light, long/short...

  • Cook together. Talk about how many, how much, how heavy/light, long/short (time & length), hot/cold...

  • Play outside together. Score, strategise.

  • Have fun. 

Following are two simple graphics that explain how to support your child with their reading.

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HASS in semester one is "All About Me", my family and celebrations.

  • We will ask and answer questions about ourselves, our friends and our families.

  • We will record, compare and discuss what we learn.

  • We will need your help along the way.


More Important Stuff!

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In Pre-primary at NKPS we teach handwriting with the SA Beginner GT font. An example of the alphabet in this font is below which may help you to support your budding writer.

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important documents

Start of Year Information for Parents - 2023

Before the School Year Begins Information for Parents

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