Our program offers both formal and informal opportunities for new families and students. All students will participate in four weeks of transition sessions commencing in October. Duration Orientation Sessions families are invited for Parent information sessions run by our Principal.
During the month of February, Foundation students attend school four days a week, with no school on Wednesdays. Over the course of these Wednesdays, teachers will roster an interview with the child and the parent(s) to conduct some diagnostic testing and provide a general information and sharing opportunity.
We believe that our comprehensive Foundation Transition Program is highly successful and, helping to make students feel more confident about joining the Preston South Primary School community. Our Transition Program provides an opportunity for students to meet their fellow classmates and begin the process of establishing friendships within their own year level and across the school. Students can familiarise themselves with new learning environments and get to know the Preston South Primary School teaching staff.
To help support students as they transition from one year level to another, we hold internal transitions sessions towards the end of Term 4. These sessions provide opportunities for all students to meet their future teacher, and to become familiar with the expectations and opportunities for the following year.
The transition to secondary school will be exciting time for you and your child. Our Year 6 staff work closely with our local secondary schools to make the transition process a smooth one, In addition we provide an information night, where parents can come along to receive advice, ask questions and gain insights into the transition process.
As part of the transition from Year 6 to Year 7, students in government secondary schools participate in an orientation day. All government schools hold this orientation day on the same day (often the second Tuesday of December). It may include a school tour, meeting fellow students and teachers, and taking part in special lessons and activities. If you require additional information about the orientation details, specific to your child's new school, please contact the secondary school directly.
All Year 6 students are entitled to a Year 7 place at their closest government secondary school. The website find my school is used to determine the closest government school to a student’s permanent residence (measured in a straight line) and is a good website for families to reference when exploring placement options for Year 7.
For information on preparing your child for secondary school, see: