St Michael’s believes that a positive and comprehensive introduction to school life is imperative to the success of children and parents. For many Prep students, this is their first experience of a school environment and for many parents, the first time they have engaged with a school since they were a student themselves.
Getting ready for Prep
Getting ready for the first year of schooling – Prep – is a big life-changing event in the lives of young people, and their parents! Here’s some good advice for those about to step into school for the first time.
St Michael’s Prep Transition Programme
Held during term 3 and 4 in the year before starting Prep, children are invited to spend an hour each week with other Prep students touring the school, meeting teachers and generally getting to know what ‘big school’ is all about.
Whilst the children are with the Prep teachers, parents are invited to attend information sessions presented by various staff throughout the school, including tours of our learning and support spaces. Parents are encouraged and welcome to participation in as many sessions as possible. Involvement in this programme helps make the move to school a little smoother for children and their families.
Some of the topics covered in these sessions include:
- How to engage with your child’s learning at school
- What does an Arts lesson look like at St Michael’s?
- What support can St Michael’s offer my child?
- Faith Life at St Michael’s
- Sports at St Michael’s
- How can I help my child with reading and learning numbers at home?
- and more!
Transition helps children feel that they are an important part of the group and it teaches children how to express themselves in a positive way. Above all, transition provides a place where children can form and enjoy healthy relationships before commencing their academic school year. More information is sent by email.
Download our Prep Brochure here.