Tips for New Entrants

A low-key approach to starting school seems to be the best strategy to ensure the children’s anxiety is minimised. Discuss what will happen in a typical school day so they are comforted by the routine.

  • Discuss the school day timetable.

  • Name all items of clothing, lunchbox, school bags.

  • Ensure your child can put on/take off all items of clothing independently.

  • Explain the school policies on hat wearing, food policies, etc.

  • Ensure your child knows where the toilets are, and they are confident to ask to be excused to use them independently.

  • Backpacks should be large enough to accommodate a reading bag, lunchbox, drink bottle, and polar fleece top.

  • Discuss where you will drop them off and pick them up at the end of school.

  • Remind your child to eat morning tea and lunch. Enclose easy to manage items in the lunchbox.

We value the partnership we have with parents and welcome the opportunities we have to help children become confident and independent learners.

The first day of school

On your child’s first day, please visit the school office and check in with the secretary. We realise it is a big day for everyone, and please let us know if there is any way in which we can make your child’s transition to a big ‘school girl or boy’ any easier. Experience has shown that a quick goodbye is the best way for children to settle into class.

Fostering independence

We want to set our children up for success, you can help them by letting them look after their own belongings, get themselves ready for the classroom day, hang up their own bags and tidy up after themselves. We value independence and together we will ensure your child has success at school

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