St Joseph's Primary School West Kempsey
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36 Kemp Street
West Kempsey NSW 2440

Phone: 02 6562 5501

Book Your Child's Best Start Interview and/or MAI Interview NOW!


Students in Years 1-6 will need to book their MAI testing interview for the beginning of the 2022 school year (Tuesday 1st February to Thursday 3rd February inclusive).

These assessments are an opportunity to get to know your child better. We are committed to giving your child the best possible start to the new school year and beyond.

These are student only appointments and parents are not required to attend. Parents are asked to drop off and collect their child at the the School Hall gates.

Please note this is not a full school day, students are not required to wear school uniform and students are only required to attend school for the duration of their assessment.

We ask that you provide a water bottle for your child to bring with them. If you child wears glasses, please ensure your child brings them to the appointment.

If you have any further queries please contact the school on 65 62 5501 or email

To book please click on the link below or visit and use event code 7397m


Prior to the first day of Kindergarten, you will need to book your child's Best Start interview.  These interviews are a relaxed opportunity to develop a relationship with your child and to identify their current literacy and numeracy skills.   Appointments will be available from Tuesday 1st February to Monday 7th February.  These interviews will be held at school for one hour and drop off and pick up will be at the hall gate. 

To book your child's Best Start Interview go to and use event code r4jev