Transition

Kindergarten to Primary School


Our Kindergarten transition program begins in Term 2 with visits to the Kindergarten by the Principal and Grade 5 students. Throughout Terms 3 and 4 children are able to participate in six transition visits to school.

Each visit has a particular focus on a different area of the school. For example: one session would be to visit the Library, another to the Art room etc.

 

During December, children attend a Statewide Orientation day where they meet their classroom teacher, spend time in their classroom and get to know their fellow class mates.

 

Children coming into school are matched with a Grade 6 buddy. During Orientation day the Grade 6 students present their buddy with a ‘buddy bear’ that has been made during our Art program. This is often a highlight for the children coming into school.

 

 

Primary School to Secondary School

 

During the Grade 6 year, students are given information regarding the Secondary schools in their local area, including Information Nights and Open Days.

 

Once students have been accepted into a Secondary school, transition coordinators visit our school to meet the students and share information with them about Orientation day and starting school the following year.

 

Our Grade 6 teachers pass on relevant information and data about our Grade 6 students to their relevant Secondary schools in order to ensure a smooth transition process.