The big day

The first day of Kindergarten is a big event in your child’s life – and that of your entire family. To help you make the most of the day and enjoy the experience, here are some helpful tips.

Image: Help your child feel prepared and excited with these helpful tips.

The night before

  • Lay out your child’s clothes, shoes and socks.

  • Make your child’s morning tea and lunch and put it in the fridge.

  • Help your child pack their school bag.

  • Pack a spare pair of underpants, socks and a change of clothes. Let your child know these are there in case they have any toilet accidents at school.

On the day

  • Have confidence in your child and let them dress themselves.

  • Apply sunscreen and get your child to wear their hat on the way to school.

  • Remember to take photos!

  • Make sure you pick your child up on time.

Daisy's First Day

Join Daisy the Koala on her first day at primary school. Who will she meet? What will she learn?

Next up ➜

Get advice from one of our Kindergarten teachers to learn other ways you can prepare your child for the first day and week.


  • Teaching and learning


  • Primary school

Business Unit:

  • Communication and Engagement
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