Pre-School to School Transition
To enrol your child in our school we require completion of our enrolment application form which is included in our information booklet. Presentation of a birth certificate or passport as well as the relevant immunisation certificates to our Enrolment Officer is also required.
Once your child is enrolled at our school you will be automatically linked to information about the Transition Program. Ongoing information about the school is available via our newsletter which is available online and Tiqbiz.
Our Transition Program is highly successful and commences in the July before your child is due to begin school. Once a fortnight, on Wednesday afternoons, the children come to school to participate in a range of activities which enable them to begin to build relationships with our Foundation teachers and their future classmates.
During fourth term once the children are settled, we run Parent Information Sessions in English Literacy, Nihongo Literacy, Numeracy and Student Wellbeing whilst the children are completing the transition sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to link our parents with other future Foundation parents and inform the community about how we approach learning at Huntingdale.
Our Buddy System links each Foundation students with a Year 5 or 6 student who becomes their ‘special friend’ in the playground.
It is a lovely Program providing a gradual transition to the school environment. A hallmark of its success is the happy and excited faces of the children on their first day of school.