Important Dates for Early 2023 - St John the Baptist, Woy Woy

Important Dates for Early 2023

Here are some important dates for your diary for early 2023!


For Years 1 to 6

Monday 30 January – MAI Assessment Day.

Tuesday 31 January – School Starts for Years 1 to 6.


For Kindergarten

Monday 30 January to Wednesday 1 February – Best Start Assessments.

Thursday 2 February – School Starts at 9:30am for Kindergarten on Day 1.


Any changes will be updated via our online school calendar below and communicated via the Compass App. We hope to have answered any questions you may have below, however if you require more information please contact the School Office on 4341 0884.


Frequently Asked Questions


What is a MAI Assessment?

The Mathematics Assessment Interview is an individual assessment to determine a student’s existing mathematical knowledge in number skills. The assessment takes approximately 30 minutes for each student and is conducted one-on-one with classroom teachers.


What is a Best Start Assessment?

The Best Start Assessment identifies a student’s literacy and numeracy skills on entry to Kindergarten. It has been conducted in all NSW schools since 2010. The assessment is mapped to the National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions, taking around 40 minutes for each student and is conducted one-on-one with Kindergarten teachers.


How do I book a time slot for my child’s MAI assessment or Best Start Kindergarten interview?

Parents and carers will be notified directly via Email/Compass App when the online appointments open, so that bookings can be made for the one-to-one assessment with their class teacher.


Will the dates change?

Usually not, but there are always things out of our control. Any changes will be communicated via the Compass App and updated in our online school calendar at the link below.

School Calendar