Transition

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.

2017 term dates

Period Start Finish
Term 1 Monday, 30 January 2017 Friday, 31 March 2017
Term 2 Tuesday, 18 April 2017 Friday, 30 June 2017
Term 3 Monday, 17 July 2017 Friday, 22 September 2017
Term 4 Monday, 9 October 2017 Friday, 22 December 2017

2018 term dates

Period Start Finish
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

Our new deck

Our Parents and Friends committee’s fundraising focus for 2017 is to construct a deck to create an outdoor learning area which will also preserve the root systems of our oak trees.