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Manifold Heights Prep Transition Program

Our Prep Transition Program consists of four orientation visits during November and December, and ideally, we hope to see your child attend each of them. This will give us the best opportunity to get to know each child, their individual personalities and needs, and will assist us as we begin the process of formulating class groups for Prep 2021. Of course, it will also give your child a chance to familiarise themselves more fully with the school and specifically, the Prep area.  Each session lasts for 90 minutes and we gradually get children to be independent with the transition visits

Our Transition Visits are as follows, dates and times to be confirmed closer to the time:

  • Visit 1 – Parents settle students in the Prep building and then wait outside the building during the session (DEFERRED due to COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Visit 2 – Parents settle students in the Prep building and then join Mr Rowland in the Staff Room for a cuppa and a chat (Friday 16th October, 9:30am – 11am, CANCELLED due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions)
  • Visit 3 – Parents are encouraged to settle students in the Prep building and then leave the school grounds for a cuppa (Thursday 12th November, 11:30am – 1pm)
  • Visit 4 – Parents are encouraged to settle students in the Prep building and then leave the school grounds until pick up time (Tuesday 8th December, 9:30am – 11am)

A Parent Information Evening will also be held in mid-November at 6.30 p.m.   (the evening of the third orientation visit). Thursday 12th November, 6:30pm

The children may move around to different rooms over the course of the transition process to enable them to meet a range of other students and staff. (Please be aware that the 2021 Prep Teaching Staff have not yet been appointed, so the current Prep staff may not be working in the team next year.)

We look forward to seeing you all!

Lisa Helmore

Prep Transition Co-ordinator.

 

Manifold Heights 2021 Transition Program

Grades 1 – 6

Students enrolling into grades 1 – 6 in 2021 will be invited to attend the Statewide Transition Day which is usually held in early December each year.  This year it falls on Tuesday 8th December.