A successful school transition will enable children to experience familiarity in their new school environment and gain a sense of belonging and well being.
We encourage all children to have three pre school visits. These visits allow children to become confident with:
knowing about school routines
knowing their way around the school
knowing some simple rules and expectations
knowing what the school bell means
knowing who and where to go for help
Having some initial school-oriented skills helps young children to engage in their everyday learning activities with confidence and an
expectation of success. To help every child make the most of their initial time at school, it would be ideal if your New Entrant child could…
Please do not be overly concerned if your child has not mastered all of these skills. All children progress at different rates. Learning new
skills takes time, practice and (parental) patience.
Parents are also reminded of the importance of age-appropriate independence for young children. Children benefit from being able to do
things for themselves. A simple example is carrying their own bag as well as unpacking and packing it on their own. Well-intended adult
help may be useful in the short-term however your child will benefit in the long-term from independently managing these tasks by
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