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 2020 Foundation Students
You are invited to attend our Foundation Transition Sessions which will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during 2019 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 17 July||Welcome to Mount Waverley Primary School / Art and Craft||‘Getting to Know Us’ morning tea with our School Leaders|
|Tuesday 6 August||Numeracy games||iPads and Laptops – Our BYOD program|
|Wednesday 11 September||Music, Movement and Dance in our classrooms||Getting ready for School – Sensory and Motor skill development with Dot Deviny|
|Wednesday 16 October||Our School Environment||Sustainability – Loretta Leary|
|Tuesday 12 November||Library visit||Literacy and Numeracy – with our Leading Teachers|
|Tuesday 10 December||Orientation – Meet the Teacher and new Class||Parent free session or stay and enjoy morning tea with other parents and our school leaders|
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|
2020 term dates
|Term 1||Wednesday, January 29 2020||Friday, 27 March 2020|
|Term 2||Tuesday 14 April 2020||Friday, 26 June 2020|
|Term 3||Monday, 13 July 2020||Friday, 18 September 2020|
|Term 4||Monday, 5 October 2020||Friday, 18 December 2020|