Starting school is an important step in any child's and parent's life and at David Street School we believe that a smooth transition to school is important and we are committed to supporting you to prepare your child for the next step in their journey.
So to start your child's education at David Street School, we offer a transition to school experience for children who will be turning 5 years old and attending our school.
This class is run on a Thursday afternoon by our reception teacher and focuses on developing a child's readiness for school. It allows children to experience what school is like in a relaxed classroom environment.
WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?
For children who will be turning five years old this year. ONE parent/caregiver must attend the first session with the child, with the idea that when your child is ready, they will attend the sessions on their own. This it to further develop their readiness for school by encouraging independence and promoting our school vision of being a courageous learner.
The 'Transition to school' programme may be attended for up to four weeks before they turn five, when spaces permit.
Transition time is held on a Wednesday afternoon once a week from 1.45pm - 2.45pm, however, we are flexible and can tailor a programme for your child's specific needs. This is a free once a week class that can be in addition to the Kindy, Kohanga Reo, Playcentre, Day Care or Pre-School that your child may already be attending.
WHO WILL TAKE IT?
Whaea Ashley Johnston,
the Reception Class Teacher.
WHY IS TRANSITION TIME IMPORTANT?
To help make a smooth transition to school enjoyable and relaxed for everyone concerned.
To develop children's readiness for school by developing social skills, building confidence, and allowing the children time to become comfortable in a new environment.
For the children to meet others and develop friendships with those who will be attending school with them.
To develop independence and assist with the transition from home to school.
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?
Take part and interact with literacy through stories.
Practice writing our names.
Play alongside others through familiar activities.
Give an introduction to school.
Have lots of fun!
If you have nay queries, please do not hesitate to contact
Ashley Johnston - Reception Teacher or Jo Keogh - Team Leader Junior School.