Pre School Programme – Off to a Good Start
Off to a Good Start
Sessions are held in the Library. Please report to the school office on arrival and sign in on the tablet.
Visiting our School
You are most welcome to make an appointment to have a tour and a chat about our school and your child. I love to meet new parents and students.
Please ring 534 9765 to make an appointment.
Several weeks before your child starts school you will receive a letter from the school inviting you and your child to attend three pre-entry sessions.
These sessions start at 9 am and finish at 10:50. It is a good time to visit because you and your child see how the day starts in Year 1. This makes the first day of school a lot easier when you know the routines. You and your child are most welcome to stay for morning tea on the deck with the other children.
Off to a Good Start Programme
As well as the pre-entry letter you will also receive a letter about our transition to school programme called “Off to a Good Start”.
The “Off to a Good Start” programme is held on Wednesday afternoons from 1.30pm until 2.45pm, please report to the office. The programme runs all term so students can join the programme at any time during the term.
The aim of these sessions is to prepare your child for school. The goals of this programme are to ease the transition into school. As a result, students will settle into school easier, know class routines, have some basic literacy skills in place and will be able to find their way around the school. The programme will include:
- Basic routines
- How and what to do in learning centres
- Alphabet work
- Reading to, with and by
- An introduction to our environmental and CARE programmes.
- Walks around the school- getting to know our school.
Parents are required to stay during these sessions and it is a good opportunity for you to meet other new parents, learn about our school, and ask any questions you may have. This is an optional programme, but it is beneficial to your child to attend at least five of the sessions. As these are running continuously, you are welcome to attend as many sessions as you wish.
The programme is run by Mrs. Lowden, the Associate Principal. Mrs. Lowden is happy to answer any questions you may have. There is a parent’s library available as well as display of the stationery your child will need and some samples of how it is used. Your child will require the New Entrant stationery pack.