When can your child start pre-school?
If your child turns four by June 30th in the year of their attendance, they are able to begin preschool at the start of the school year.
An expression of interest form is available in Term 3 from the front office. You will then be contacted by a Preschool staff member throughout Term 3 or 4 to discuss enrolment. As preschool is not compulsory and we have a high number of interested families the earlier that your expression of interest is returned the more likely you are in gaining a position. Priority is given to families who live in the Nightcliff catchment area.
- Monday to Friday Mornings 8:00am -11:00am
- Monday to Friday Afternoons 11.45pm – 2.45pm
At Nightcliff we provide a child-centred educational program aimed at developing your child’s skills across a broad range of areas. We are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework and the Northern Territory Preschool Curriculum . Each pre-school session follows a structure which allows children opportunities to engage in a wide range of indoor and outdoor experiences.
Voluntary Parent Contributions
The Voluntary Parent Contribution is $90 per term. We use this contribution to provide morning and afternoon fruit in Semester 1 for the children, art and craft supplies, cooking ingredients, books, puzzles and equipment. The Department of Education only supply a small portion of our running costs, so we really appreciate your contribution. This can be paid at the front office by cash, cheque and credit card or by Direct Deposit into the school’s NAB account. Please see the front office for details.
Uniforms are popular at Preschool but not compulsory. School uniforms are available for purchase in the front office. Children are required to wear covered shoes.
Students need to wear a broad brimmed hat to Preschool every day these are available to purchase from the front office. If your child does not have a hat, they will have to play in the undercover areas during outside learning.
Expressions of Interest
“We are now taking Expression of Interest for Preschool 2020, please come to the front office and fill in an Expression of Interest Form. A preschool staff member will be in contact throughout Term 3 to offer a position if one is available and ask you to complete the enrolment process. Spaces are limited and adhere to the Nightcliff Primary School Priority Enrolment Policy please complete and return this interest form as soon as possible as the spaces are beginning to fill quickly. For further information please call the front office or email firstname.lastname@example.org”