TRANSITION

Kinder to PREP

Prep Transition

We offer prospective Prep parents a variety of opportunities to visit and tour our school with open mornings, information evenings and a number of school orientation activities for the incoming children.  

 

2018 Prep Transition Dates

 

Communication with Kindergartens

Transition to school for new Prep students is supported by the whole school community. Members of the Prep Transition Committee communicate closely with the local feeder kindergartens and childcare agencies and ensure all Transition Statements are obtained and passed on to the relevant teachers. This communication ensures that relevant information is exchanged to maximise student readiness and facilitates the placement of Prep students into classes. At the end of the school year, members from the Prep Transition Committee visit local kindergartens to discuss the individual needs for all enrolled students.

Buddy Program

A buddy system is in place to assist the new Prep students to settle into the school routine in a caring and supportive way. The children are introduced to their Year 5 buddies during Transition activities in Term 4. The buddies are available during the first few weeks of Term 1 to assist the Preps with finding friends to play with and generally providing support. They continue this friendship throughout the year and participate in a number of designated ‘buddy’ activities.

Uniform

Prep students are expected to wear the BNPS school uniform when they start school.

Find out more about our Uniform and Uniform Shop.

Stationery Supplies

All student book and stationery needs are pre-purchased from a single supplier at a bulk price and delivered to the classroom in preparation for the first day of school. A ‘Student Text Book & Stationery Pack’ will be ordered for each child unless you advise us that you will be sourcing your own stationery (full list available upon request from the Office).

Preparing for School

To help develop independence and responsibility, you are encouraged to assist your child to:

  • Follow simple directions
  • Listen carefully
  • Respect their own and other’s personal property
  • Speak politely
  • Learn to wait their turn
  • Recognize their own name on their belongings and bag peg
  • Display good eating habits and manners
  • Be able to manage their own toilet needs
  • Wash their hands thoroughly
  • Tidy up after themselves
  • Fasten their own shoes (we recommend Velcro in Prep)
  • Be aware of ‘pick-up’ arrangements at the end of the school day.

For more information on preparing your child for school, please visit http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/primary/pages/prepare.aspx

Feedback

Positive Transition is important to us. With this in mind, and the school’s KidsMatter Program we encourage parents and carers to write their thoughts and suggestions regarding Transition and kindly forward to us through your child’s Purple Folder or the Feedback Box.

See also, Starting Prep.