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 2015 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.
The Prep Team
Prep Transition Program for children starting school in 2016
Please bring children to the Prep Open Space at the beginning of each session. Senior students will be helping around the school if you are unsure of where to go and can escort children and parents to the prep area. Once they are settled you are welcome to join other parents in the Staff Room for a hot drink and a chat. We ask that you DO NOT ARRIVE TOO EARLY prior to each session as we have to ensure that our current Prep children have time to organise themselves and leave their classrooms in preparation for your child’s visit.
If you would like to receive reminders, please sign up to Tiqbiz on your computer, tablet or smartphone and select Mount Waverley Primary School and Prep 2016.
Mount Waverley Primary School invites you to participate in a school tour with the Principal, Greg Paine, Wednesdays 10.00am -11.00am during Term 2 and to join in:
Education Week 18 – 22 May 2015
A great opportunity to visit our outstanding programs in action!
Invitation to attend Open Night 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Invitation to take part in a School Tour 11.00am -12.00
Followed by Prep classroom activities 12.00 -12.30pm
Transition Program for 2016 Preps
Now that you have enrolled your pre-schooler at Mount Waverley Primary School you are invited to attend our Prep transition sessions which will be offered on either Tuesday or Thursdays this year.
Tuesday Transition sessions: 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Thursday Transition sessions: 10.00am -11.00am
While your child is attending these sessions, parents will stay and hear presentations from our ‘Guest Speakers’ on a range of topics including: school readiness, school life and about our curriculum programs. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with other new parents and staff.
|Transition Dates||Children’s Activities||Guest Speakers for Parents|
|Thursday June 11||Welcome To School||‘Getting to Know Us’ Coffee and Chat with the Principal, Assistant Principal|
|Thursday July 16||Fun and Games||Speech Therapist – Oral Language|
|Thursday August 20||
Artists At Work
|Psychologist – School Readiness and social skills|
|Thursday September 10||Storytelling and Craft||‘Listening Skills’ – Special Educationalist|
|Thursday October 8||Music, Drama and Dance||‘Motor Skills’ – Special Educationalist|
|Tuesday October 27||Storytelling and Puppetry||Literacy Coordinator|
|Thursday November 5||Maths Alive||Numeracy Coordinator|
|Tuesday November 24||Gymbaroo and Games||Starting School – Physical Education Teacher and Prep teacher.|
|Tuesday December 8||Orientation – Meet the teacher and class||Parent free session or stay and enjoy tea, coffee and chat with other parents|
Information Night for Parents of 2016 Preps
Monday 16 November 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Parents will receive their ‘Starting School Booklet’ and practical information about the first few weeks of schooling.
Speakers include: School Principal, Assistant Principal and the Prep Classroom Teachers
Mount Waverley Primary School, Park Lane Mount Waverley. Phone: 9807 1480. www.mountwaverleyps.vic.edu.au