Oatley West Public School

Great Kids, Great Teachers, Great School!

Telephone02 9580 5048


Information and Activities

These links contain great practical information from the Department of Education for new families starting school.


Click on this link to order school uniforms for Kinder 2017 - uniform shop order form (pdf 254 KB)


Welcome to school!

What happens in Kindergarten?

Preparing to start school

Getting ready for school booklet

Checklist for parents

A Special Place - a print-at-home story book to read with your child about starting school

Translated documents - you can access all Depart of Education publications in over forty languages

Ten tips for parents

Is my child ready to start school?

Glossary of school jargon

Getting involved at school


Student Welfare

Student safety


Preparing recess and lunch

Lunch box recipes


Infectious diseases

Sun safety

Starting school with special needs



Literacy tips video

Phonics: letters and sounds
Helping your child to read: Pause, Prompt, Praise

Reading with your child



How children learn numeracy

Numeracy tips video

Mathematics at home


Activities and games

Writing the alphabet

Making words game

Rhyming game

Writing numbers

Caterpillar counting

Creating shape pictures

Matching numbers

My Shapes Book

Numbers before and after

Missing numbers

Making rows

Online activities: Learning Numbers

Online activities: Learning Letters