Prep Transition Program 2017
Dear 2017 Prep Families,
The Prep Transition Program, where children have the opportunity to be involved in class programs and become familiar with the school environment, and parents have the opportunity to gain information about the full range of school programs, activities and requirements, will be run over four weeks on Friday mornings 9.30am – 10.30am on the following dates:
Session One: Friday 4th November 2016
Session Two: Friday 11th November 2016
Session Three: Friday 18th November 2016
Session Four: Friday 25th November 2016
Each week, while children are involved in class programs, there will be a morning tea and information session for parents. Areas covered will be:
Friday 4th November
At this session Ellen Westcott-Dawson, who is the school’s Student Wellbeing Coordinator, will give insights and suggestions to assist parents with issues such as the development of social skills, resilience and independence. Ellen will also give insights and strategies to assist parents to effectively support their children to have positive experiences at school and to establish positive social relationships.
Friday 11th November – School Requirements/ Start up Program
This session will cover details of the financial aspects of Primary School education, the processes offered to manage this and the items that this covers. There will be uniform items on display and the opportunity for parents to look at sizes and order uniforms if they wish. This session will also cover details of the time-table for Term One and will look at strategies for managing if children struggle with energy levels for the school week.
Friday 18th November
This session will cover major events which occur over the course of the year. We will also discuss the class curriculum program, and outcomes achieved from the Prep Class program. How parents can assist students’ learning at home will also be discussed.
Friday 25th November
This session will give an overview into the life at the school and the opportunities for parents to become involved. Representatives from Parents’ Club will talk about their involvement and parents who have assisted in the classroom will share their insights. A representative from the Commonwealth Bank will also be in attendance to assist those families who wish to open a School Bank Account for their children. A representative from OHSClub will also present information about Before & After school Care and Vacation Care and answer questions.
At all of the above sessions morning tea will be provided by Parents’ Club and there will be ample opportunities to socialise and make connections with families who you will be sharing the journey ahead with.
We realise the end of the year is a very busy time for families and feedback we received from parents last year indicated most parents attended the Friday morning information sessions and had ample opportunities to ask questions, etc, and therefore did not require another evening session. In response to this feedback, if you would like to attend an additional Parent Information Evening on Wednesday 23rd November 2016, from 7.00pm – 8.00pm email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is sufficient demand we will go ahead with the meeting, if not we will contact families who wished to attend and ensure they have all the information required and an opportunity to have any questions answered.
We are looking forward to your family joining our school community and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.