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 ‘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).
To help develop independence and responsibility in readiness for school, you are encouraged to assist your child to:
- Listen carefully and follow simple directions
- Respect their own and others’ personal property
- Speak politely
- Learn to wait their turn
- Recognise their own name on their belongings
- Display good eating habits and manners
- Manage their own toilet needs
- Wash their hands thoroughly
- Tidy up after themselves
- Fasten their own shoes (we recommend velcro in Prep)
- Be familiar with pick-up arrangements at the end of the school day
2021 Starting Date & Times TBA
*Prep children are NOT required to attend school on Wednesdays for the first 5 weeks. Each Wednesday is allocated to individual appointments with Prep children to participate in Department of Education & Training (DE&T) Online Numeracy and English Interviews with their teacher.
What to pack in your child’s school bag
- Play lunch/Recess e.g. muesli bar, fruit, a sandwich, sultanas or any other small snack and lunch for the second and third day (lunch is NOT required for the first day) – no nuts please
- A refillable water bottle
- A piece of fruit (or vegetable) for fruit break
- School sunhat
- Spare underwear and socks in a named zip lock bag
- Library bag
Please ensure that all clothing and belongings are clearly labelled. See our labelling guidelines at https://beaumarisnorthps.vic.edu.au/parent-information/uniform/
Drop-off and Pick-up
Upon arrival to school on the first day, please help your child to locate his/her named bag peg, place school bag on the peg and proceed into the Prep Learning Centre to meet your child’s teacher in the classroom. Once you have said your goodbyes, we recommend leaving promptly. At the end of the first day (1.00pm), please collect your child from his/her classroom.
Upon arrival to school on the second and third day, please help your child to locate his/her named bag peg, place school bag on the peg and proceed into the Prep Learning Centre to meet your child’s teacher in the classroom. Once you have said your goodbyes, we recommend leaving promptly.
At the end of the second and third day, your child’s teacher will walk the class out to the following designated areas:
- Green Room (Prep A) – Prep deck
- Blue Room (Prep B) – Prep deck
- Red Room (Prep C) – Prep Assembly area
- Yellow Room (Prep D) – Prep Assembly area
Please wait in these areas to avoid congestion and confusion and be prompt in collecting your child (3.30pm) to avoid anxiety and tears.
Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Arrangements: If your child is attending before school care, an OSHC staff member will walk them to the Prep Learning Centre where they will be signed in by one of the Prep teachers. The children will then have the opportunity to hang their bags on their pegs and collect what they need before line up. If your child is attending after school care, they will be picked up by an OSHC staff member and taken to the OSHC room.
As a parent you have assisted your child in progressing through the many and varied developmental milestones such as crawling, walking and communicating. You will be able to continue your valuable role as your child transitions from pre-school to Prep and commences a new and exciting learning journey at BNPS. It is important to acknowledge that not all children will master their learning at the same time. You can provide encouragement and opportunities to assist in the development of many skills – consistent praise of any effort and achievement is always beneficial. Most children will settle quickly and happily into the routine of school; however, some may feel anxious about coming to school.
Modelling good coping strategies and reinforcing the positive aspects will assist your child to feel secure in their new environment.