Foundation 2019 Transition

Foundation students with older siblings at school are expected to commence at 9:00am on Thursday, January 31, 2019 and be dismissed at 2pm.

Foundation students without older siblings at school are expected to commence at 9:30am on Thursday, January 31, 2019 and will be dismissed at 2pm.

All Foundation students are expected to commence at 8:55am on Friday, February 1, 2019 and will be dismissed at 2:00pm.

Foundation students then attend each day from 8:55am and are dismissed at 3:30pm in February, except for Wednesdays, when Foundation staff conduct individual assessments and interviews with students and parents.
Foundation students then attend five days per week commencing in March, the same as other year levels.

Student Profile

To help us get to know your child and their needs we ask parents to complete a Profile. This is an opportunity for you to give us vital information about your child. We would appreciate these being returned as soon as possible to help us in making up classes for next year. We will also be speaking with the preschool teachers in regards to the combination of students in next year’s classes. Making up classes is something on which we spend a great amount

Class Placements

In making up classes, we take account of information parents provide to us on the social and educational needs of your child. While we do not accept requests for teachers and students, we guarantee that every effort will be made to ensure the best placement for your child. Please add all relevant information in the Profile.

Orientation Program

We plan to conduct five Orientation sessions in preparation for the 2019 school year in 2018.

The first session is planned to be on Thursday 18 October, 2018 between 4-5pm. This involves a tour of the school with Foundation teachers and students for 2019.

The second session is planned to be on Thursday 25 October 2018 between 2.10- 3.10pm. This involves story time for the children in the Foundation foyer followed by play in the school playground. (Coffee and tea is provided for parents in the Library).

The third session is planned to be on Wednesday 31, October 2018 at 11.30am – 12.30am. Students meet in their classroom for a developmental play session. (Coffee and tea is provided for parents in the Library).

The fourth session is planned to be on Tuesday 4, December 2018 at 9:30am – 10:30am. Students meet in their classrooms with their classroom teacher for next year, for a developmental play session. Some Year 5 students (2019 Year 6 buddies) will visit too. (Coffee and tea is provided for parents in the Library).

The fifth session is planned to be on Thursday 13 December 2018 at 11:30am-12:30pm. This is in their classroom with their classroom teacher for next year, for a developmental play session. Some Year 5 students (2019 Year 6 buddies) will visit too. (Coffee and tea is provided for parents in the Library).

Please put the 2018 dates in your calendar and check that they have been confirmed prior to attending. It makes your child’s transition to school easier if all sessions are attended.

Information Night

We also ask that parents attend the Foundation Information evening which is planned to be held at the school on Wednesday 14 November, 2018 at 7.00pm. On this night parents found out how they can help your child make a smooth transition to school. Student packs are given out and time is spent with your child’s teacher in their classroom for the new school year.  It is necessary that you have your children minded for the evening as these sessions are aimed at adults and are not suitable for young children.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Doug Elliott

Principal