Curriculum - Best Start

Best Start Kindergarten Assessment takes place at our school in Term 1. Kindergarten teachers have always observed their new students to determine their student’s needs and develop an effective learning program. Best Start gives our teachers, and those teaching Kindergarten across New South Wales, a common set of high quality assessment tools and professional training.

It is very important to emphasise that the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment is not a test. Its purpose is to help the teacher gather information to guide their teaching. The teacher will observe each child and use tasks, such as talking about a book that has been read, and record what their students know and can do.

The teaching of your child will be based on the information gathered in these ways. You will be given feedback about what your child’s teacher has learned about your child, which you are welcome to discuss if you wish, in keeping with our usual practice.