Parkview Public School welcomed 43 new smiling faces to its community as Kindergarten 2013 Transition got under way today. The first day of the 17 week transition program saw many children arrive at 'big school' courtesy of the complimentary bus service provided by the school, while others were accompanied by excited parents for their first day in a classroom at Parkview.
In the third year of the extended transition program concept, teachers will continue to facilitate activities and experiences that promote school readiness in children as part of Leeton's most comprehensive transition program.
A focus for children will be fundamental learning skills as they prepare for school to commence in late January, while other experiences will ensure all children develop a positive rapport with their peers and adjust to their new learning environment quickly.
One of the major benefits is children sharing their transition experiences with Teachers and School Learning Support Officers who will actually be in the classroom with the students in 2013, a significant point of difference from alternative programs being offered locally. This structure means children and adults will be familar with each other when school commences, and provides teaching staff with the opportunity to establish extremely well informed individual learning plans from the commencement of the 2013 school year.
Transition continues Wednesday's from 11.40am at Parkview Public School. Families in the Parkview School Zone yet to register their children are encouraged to visit the school's administration office to complete registration and include their children in this vital program. It is never too late to give your child the best possible start to their education.