Blackwell Public School

Educating for Tomorrow

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Early stage 1

Kindergarten announcement

Welcome back! 

We are looking forward to another a busy term!

In Week 2 we have our excursion to Possum Magic. 

Students have began learning their phonemes (sounds) and have brought home a list of these and their sight words to revise. 

Please continue reading daily with your child. In Week 4, they will begin to bring home small decodable texts. A note will be sent home with these, explaining what is expected.

If you need to contact your class teacher please do so by email or contact the the front office.

Rachel Bulluss -

Alison Mumford -

MIlica Vlahovic -

The Early Stage 1 team is

KB -Kinder Blossoms – Mrs Rachel Bulluss,  Assistant Principal - ES1

KM -Kinder Marigolds – Mrs Alison Mumford

KV - Kinder Violets – Mrs Milica Vlahovic

Library: The library is open at 8.30 for quiet reading time or borrowing each morning (except Tuesdays). Each class has their own library time.


Wednesday –KM and KV

Thursday –KB 

Money Procedures: All money sent to school for payment of goods and excursions etc. should be in a labelled envelope and handed in at the school office. Please DO NOT hand to the class teacher.

Labelling: Please label all equipment and clothing brought to school. This is very important and enables the return of lost items.

Appointments: Please phone the office if you wish to make an appointment to speak to a teacher. A suitable time can then be arranged. If you have information that is required for the day, please write a note and forward it to the class teacher.

School Packs: These cost $80 and money can be paid to the school office. These include essential items, incursions and access to computer programs.

Equipment: We would appreciate if you could please supply your child with a bottle of hand soap, a box of tissues and wet wipes. We do have painting aprons but if you prefer your child to have their own paint shirt, please send one to school with their name clearly labelled on it.

Assessments: Teachers conduct formal and informal assessments regularly throughout the year to assist with the compilation of reports. Our reports are sent home at the end of each semester (Terms 2 and 4) with parent / student / teacher interviews held during the year. Please feel free to arrange interviews at any time if you have a question or concern. Teachers may also request an interview with parents.

Crunch and Sip: This is a small snack of fresh fruit or vegetables and water only, eaten in class between 9—11am each day. Please avoid whole apples— only a quarter or half an apple is needed or cut into slices.

Recess and Lunch: Please do not send too much food as some students are having difficulty eating it all and often miss out on playtime. Given students eat “Crunch and Sip” in the mornings, they only need one or two little things for recess, e.g. yoghurt, fruit, sultanas, rice crackers etc. Sandwiches, wraps or rice cakes are all they need for lunch. Please do not send soft drink.  Snap lock bags are easy for the students to open and are disposable. Please teach your child to open their snack packets or make a cut in the packet for them to tear down.


We ask that students wear their joggers on Sport days. It is also recommended that girls wear school shorts/skorts, to ensure comfort and mobility.

Sport days for Kindergarten are on Wednesday.

Boomerang Folders:

These will be sent home in the afternoons. Please empty and return the next day.