Starting school marks an important milestone in the lives of young children. Recent studies suggest that children’s adjustment to their first year at school is strongly influenced by their familiarity with the school setting.
Helping to make the transition from home or a preschool setting to the school situation as smooth as possible is of paramount importance to the Prep Team at Mount Waverley Primary School. A great deal of thought and planning has gone into our program for 2016 and we believe it will:
- assist preschoolers in making a successful adjustment to the school environment
- offer an opportunity to participate in classroom activities
- allow the children to practice skills necessary for school
- encourage new friendships and develop a support system
- provide information and support for parents
We extend a warm welcome to all preschool children and their parents who have successfully enrolled in MWPS to participate in some or all of the activities. We look forward to meeting you and your child.
Transition Program for 2019 Foundation Year
Foundation Year Transition Sessions will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30am.
While your child is attending these sessions, parents are invited to stay and hear presentations from our Guest Speakers on a range of topics, including school readiness, school life and the school’s curriculum programs. Parents will also have the opportunity to meet with other new parents and staff.
|Transition Dates||Children’s Activities||Guest Speakers for Parents|
|Wednesday 18 July||Art and Craft||Tania Hunter – Assistant Principal
Christina Karouzakis – Foundation Coordinator
|Thursday 9 August 2||Library Visit||Literacy and Numeracy – Jacinta Evans & Erin Harman|
|Tuesday 11 September||Environment Activity||Sustainability – Loretta Leary|
|Wednesday 10 October||Music and Dance||Sensory Skill Development – Dot Deviny|
|Tuesday 13 November||Gymbaroo||Gross Motor Skill Development – Dot Deviny|
|Tuesday 11 December||Orientation – Meet the Teacher and the Class||Parent free session or stay and enjoy tea, coffee and chat with other parents (Vicki Martin – Assistant Principal)|
2018 term dates
|Term 1||Tuesday, January 30 2018||Thursday, 29 March 2018|
|Term 2||Monday, 16 April 2018||Friday, 29 June 2018|
|Term 3||Monday, 16 July 2018||Friday, 21 September 2018|
|Term 4||Monday, 8 October 2018||Friday, 21 December 2018|
2019 term dates
|Term 1||Wednesday, January 30 2019||Friday, 5 April 2019|
|Term 2||Tuesday 23 April 2019||Friday, 26 June 2019|
|Term 3||Monday, 15 July 2019||Friday, 20 September 2019|
|Term 4||Monday, 7 October 2019||Friday, 20 December 2019|