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Transition to Prep

School Readiness Guide

The first year at school is vitally important in setting patterns and attitudes for future learning. Together we aim to develop positive attitudes which will assist your child throughout his/her school life.

 At Mentone Primary School we put a lot of effort into ensuring transition from kinder to school is a successful one. We encourage your children to be independent, confident and resilient. All children are individuals who learn at their own pace and they will settle in their own time.

At Mentone Primary School we run a comprehensive transition program that is aimed at helping children and their families to gain familiarity with the school, teachers and routines necessary for a smooth and happy change to school environment. This program involves all children in a class of simple literacy and numeracy activities as well as lessons in Art, PE, Science and Performing Arts.

At Mentone Primary School we have an open door policy and we encourage all parents to help around the school and welcome you into our classroom. Our teachers are very approachable - please feel free to offer your help with Reading, Excursions, Parents Club, School Council or general classroom duties.

The first weeks at school are exciting and challenging, which can also be very tiring for children. With this in mind, children attend four days a week for the first six weeks. Each Wednesday children take a break while we take the opportunity to test children on a one-to-one basis by appointment. An appointment schedule will be distributed in the first week.

We hope to forge a long and productive partnership with our families over the ensuing years of your child's attendance at Mentone Primary School.

Prep Transition Information 2018:

DAY 1 - Wednesday 24th October 9:15am - 10:30am

DAY 2 - Friday 2nd November 9:15am - 10:30am

DAY 3 - Thursday 8th November 2:30pm - 3:30pm

DAY 4 - Wednesday 14th November 9:15am - 10:30am

INFORMATION NIGHT - Thursday 1st November 7:00pm - 8:00pm

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC - Thursday 22nd November 5:00pm