We have extremely strong links with our local kindergarten. Transition from kinder to school is an ongoing adventure starting once children are settled into kinder. We want the students of the kinder to feel a part of the school community as early as possible.
Visits to the school start in the second term and reciprocal visits by foundation and grade 1 students also occur. Our junior grade teacher ensures she visits the kinder class to familiarise herself with the students and begin to form a relationship so the start of school is a welcoming experience. Many of our kinder students have older relatives at the school and see it as a great adventure to go and play with the “big kids”. Our students especially enjoy combined celebrations and family days. These times are special as the kinder students are able to create connections and familiarise themselves with the school and staff.
As part of the transition program for all new students coming to the school we employ a speech pathologist to provide screeners to advise us on our new student’s point of need for learning. This ensures each child’s individual needs are meet.
There are no special requirements for students entering the school apart from school uniform.