Prep Enrolment and Transition

Welcome to our website. Choosing your child’s first school is one of the most important decisions you will make. At Timbarra P-9 College we offer a stimulating series of school transition activities. This enables both you and your child to become familiar with our school environment, learning areas, specialist teachers, school procedures and facilities.

We usually offer individual tours for parents/caregivers to see our classes in operation. However in this rapidly changing environment of COVID 19 we are creating a virtual tour for families to undertake. This is currently in progress and will be uploaded when complete. It will be a great way for you to see our school in action. Parents/Caregivers are most welcome to call the Prep Transition coordinator (Aimee Maddocks 97042744) to discuss enrolment and transition procedures and have any questions answered. We recommend early enrolment for prep 2021 to secure placement and to access our highly successful transition program during Term 4 2020.

During Term 4, Timbarra P-9 College is offering an open morning followed by an information seminar, four formal transition sessions (3 with specialist classes and one prep orientation morning) and three Storytelling sessions.

The transition sessions offer the best opportunity for us to get to know your child and it is also the best way for your child to become familiar with the school environment, confident and happy to begin their school journey.

Transition Sessions (sessions 1 – 3): Your child will have the opportunity to visit our specialist areas including Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Physical Education, whilst participating in specialised activities. There will be both an am and pm session available on these days, you only need to choose one on each day to attend.

Orientation morning (session 4): This is a Prep Orientation session which is set up like a ‘mini school day’. The children take participate in a reading session including a range of prep classroom activities. Please bring along a hat, a small snack and drink to this session please.

Storytelling sessions – These are highly recommended. The more your child visits the school and takes part in school activities, the more familiar and confident they will become with starting their school journey. While your child is participating in the Storytelling sessions, you will be invited to join in a school readiness seminar. These seminars are a casual talk with a current prep teacher in a group environment. We will be able to discuss things you can do at home to prepare your child for starting school as well as address any concerns you may have.

Bookings are essential for the formal transition sessions. The earlier the bookings are made the better chance you have of securing your first preference for the sessions. Booking must be made no later than Wednesday 16th of September to allow time for session preparation.

Please ring the school on 9704 2744 to book a place for transition activities.

We look forward to meeting you and showing you our wonderful school.

Aimee Maddocks, Prep Transition Coordinator

 

Open morning & Information Session

Wednesday 7th of October 9:15-10:30am.

This is a wonderful opportunity to observe a prep reading workshop in action, followed by an information presentation in the staffroom. You will also have the chance to speak to a current prep teacher and have all of your questions answered. Please book at the office.

Formal Transition Sessions – Dates

ATTENDANCE IS COMPULSORY – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Subject Date Times
Physical Education Wednesday 14th of October 9:05 – 9:50 or 2:40 – 3:25
Visual Arts Wednesday 21st of October 9:05 – 9:50 or 2:40 – 3:25
Performing Arts Wednesday 28th of October 9:05 – 9:50 or 2:40 – 3:25
Your child will receive a certificate from each specialist teacher !

Storytelling Sessions

Wednesday November 11th, Wednesday November 18th, Wednesday November 25th

Your child is invited to attend a storytelling session with a Prep teacher in the Prep Learning Neighbourhood. These sessions offer great opportunities for your child to come and enjoy time at school with our current prep children and become accustomed to our school environment.

Whilst your child is attending the storytelling information sessions, parents are invited to attend ‘school readiness information sessions.’ Here you will be presented with information on how to best prepare your child’s academic, social and emotional needs for school. (No need to book for Storytelling sessions)

Prep Orientation Morning

ATTENDANCE IS COMPULSORY – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Wednesday 2nd December 9:10am – 11am

Students will take part in a mini ‘school day’. They are required to bring a snack, drink of water and a hat for playing outside.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you and your family to our school community. If you require any further information regarding Prep Transition, please contact Aimee Maddocks (Prep Coordinator) on 03 9704 2744.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you and your family to our school community. If you require any further information regarding Prep Transition, please contact Aimee Maddocks (Prep Coordinator) on 03 9704 2744.