Transition to All Saints

We are very excited to announce our new transition program for Receptions commencing in January 2019. This program will run for 8 weeks in Term 4 2018.

Details:

  • The program will run on Friday mornings from 9 am until 12 noon in the playgroup rooms near the hall
  • Parents are welcome to stay until 9.30am each week
  • Sarah Vincent will be the Reception teacher in the program and she will be assisted by support staff (Although this doesn’t mean that Sarah is the 2019 teacher for those children involved.)
  • Over the term, each of the other Reception teachers will be involved in a limited way
  • For each session, the children need to bring a fruit or vegetable snack and perhaps a slightly more substantial snack, drink bottle and a hat.

Our new program is an opportunity to meet families and for children to spend time with the Reception teachers in order to build relationships with those commencing school in January 2019.

Because of the importance of these skills, sessions will focus on further developing children’s rich oral language, with literacy, numeracy and science opportunities for the children to explore.

Due to the need to organise staff, families need to register children for these Friday morning sessions. There will be a small fee charged to cover staffing and materials of approximately $50 for the whole term (8 weeks) or $7 per session. This will be invoiced to each family.

Student information forms will need to be completed prior to commencement of the program.

Transferring Students

Families moving into the area are also assisted in transition by offering children the opportunity to have a visit prior to starting at All Saints.

We believe that the transition from primary schooling Reception-Year 5 to middle schooling - Year 6 and 7 requires attention. As a result we have initiated a meeting for Year 5 children and their parents and carers. The meeting is held in Term 4 and involves a presentation from the Year 6 and 7 teachers along with some current Year 7 students about this next step in the children’s learning journey.

Cardijn College along with other local high schools provide a transition program for children entering Year 8.

To talk to the School about how your child will transition to All Saints, please feel free to ask through the School office.