Foundation 2017 Transition

Foundation students with older siblings at school commence at 9:00am on Thursday, February 2, 2017 and are dismissed at 2pm.

Foundation students without older siblings at school commence at 9:30am on Thursday, February 2, 2017 and are dismissed at 2pm.

All Foundation students commence at 8:55am on Friday, February 3, 2017 and are 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 have enclosed 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 you 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 will be conducting five Orientation sessions in preparation for next year.

The first session was on Thursday 20 October, 2016 between 4-5pm. This involves a tour of the school with Foundation teachers and students for 2017. (Coffee and tea is provided for parents in the Library for all sessions).

The second session was on Thursday 27 October 2016 between 2.10- 3.10pm. This involves story time for the children in the Foundation foyer followed by play in the school playground.

The third session was on Wednesday 2, 2016 November at 11.30am – 12.30am. Students meet in their classroom for a developmental play session.

The fourth session was on Tuesday 6, December 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 (2017 Year 6 buddies) will visit too.

The Fifth session was on Thursday 15 December, 2016 at 11:30am-12:30pm. This will be in their classroom.

Please put these dates on your calendar as it makes your child’s transition to school easier if all sessions are attend.

Information Night

We also ask that parents attend the Foundation Information evening held at the school on Wednesday 16 November, 2016 starting at 7.00pm. On this night you find out how you 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 2017.  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.

Please find enclosed a letter from our Uniform Coordinator, Angie Rennison, with important information.

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

Yours sincerely,

Doug Elliott

Principal