Prep 2021 School Transition Program

We have had to adapt our School Transition Program for our incoming Preps for the health and wellbeing of our school and the wider community due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

We are not able to run the School Transition Program as advised with enrolment confirmation letters. Families of enrolled Prep students will be kept informed by email of our amended transition program sessions.  

We are delighted that the Department of Education & Training guidelines permit our incoming Preps to attend an orientation session at school. Preps will attend one of four sessions: 
  • Tuesday 1st December from 9.15am to 10.45am
  • Tuesday 1st December from 11.45am to 1.15pm 
  • Tuesday 8th December from 9.15am to 10.45am
  • Tuesday 8th December from 11.45am to 1.15pm 
Parents have been advised by email which session their child will attend.

Even though we are disappointed to not be able to begin to get to know our incoming Preps and their families on site, we've made the following videos for you:

The following sessions in our adapted School Transition Program have also been run via Zoom:  
  • Parent Information Evening - Tuesday 24th November starting at 7pm. 
  • Transition Session with incoming Preps - Wednesday 18th November from 2.30pm to 3.10pm. 
  • A Story Time and Song session on Thursday 8th October from 10.30am to 11.00am. Children were sent information in the mail about the teacher who would run their story/games and songs session and the Zoom login details. Art and craft materials were also sent in this mailout; these are to be used in an online Art and Craft activity (see above for the link to the instructional video, available in the week commencing Monday 12th October). 
  • An Information Session for parents/guardians was held on Tuesday 8th September from 7pm. It was great that so many joined in, and we hope that it was an enjoyable and informative session. At this session our Prep teachers shared information on the following topics: 
    • School transition sessions 
    • What does school readiness mean 
    • What to expect in the first weeks of school 
    • Emotional wellbeing and social skills, including ArtSEL 
    • Victorian Curriculum - core subjects and specialist areas 
    • Learning and developments in the early years