Prior to Starting - If you have pre-enroled your child, you will receive a letter inviting you to a parent meeting held at the end of the school term prior to your child’s 5th Birthday. At this meeting, you will gain insight into the items below and will have an opportunity to meet staff, other ‘new entrant’ parents, and complete any remaining enrolment requirements ie: paperwork, purchasing uniform etc.
Pre School Visits - You and your child are invited to attend pre school visits for two sessions prior to your child’s starting date. These are on Wednesday, 8.40am – 10.10am. We encourage you to stay for morning tea on one, or both of these visits also. Morning tea is from 10.10am – 10.30am.
Routines - These are very important for young students. This helps to make students feel safe and supported within the school environment. You can help by getting to school early, and encourage your child to follow the class routines to prepare for their day.
Classrooms open at 8.10am; Instruction begins at 8.40am; Morning Tea 10.10am – 10.30am; Lunchtime 12.00am – 12.50pm; Hometime – 2.30pm
Stationery - Stationery packs are available from the office and include everything your child will need for the year.
Money - Please put any money coming to school in a named, clearly labeled envelope.
Water - Drink bottles should be filled with WATER only (no juice or vitamins).
Library - Books come home for the weekend and stay at home all week so you/your child can read it lots of times. Please return library books the following week in his/her book bags.
Homework - Homework books come home on Mondays, and are due on Fridays (don’t bring it every day). It stays at home all week so you can work through it at your own pace. The main focus for homework in Year 1 is to read-read-read! It’s really important to talk-talk-talk about anything and everything.
Communication – Newsletters are sent home every THURSDAY so check the book bag for them. The School Website has up to date information. Please see your childs’ teacher in the first instance if you have any questions or concerns regarding school life.
How You Can Help . . .
In order to help make your child’s start to school a happy and exciting experience,
- talk with him/her about it in a positive way
- walk around the school after hours to see the classrooms and playground
- get him/her ready for school learning by reading library books to him/her
- ensure he/she can open and close his/her lunchbox, and un wrap food independently
- make sure he/she can recognize his/her name