Prep Transitions

Prep Transitions

Prep Transition sessions at Yarra Primary are very successful in preparing our new Preps, making them feel more comfortable and happy about starting school. They also provide important information and advice about school activities and routines for parents/guardians of new Prep students.

Below is the Prep Transition information for 2017 (for Preps starting YPS in 2018).

Transition Session 1: WednesDAY 16th August | 9.30-10.30

What the children will be doing
You and your child will spend quality time getting to know the Prep teachers and having a play and listening to stories.

What the parents will be doing
Parents will stay with their child for the hour and speak personally to the Prep teachers and meet other future Prep students and parents.

Transition Session 2: Wednesday 6th september | 9.30-10.30

What the children will be doing
Your child will be involved in literacy and art based activities with the Prep teachers. 

What the parents will be doing
Parents to leave their child at YPS and return to pick them up at the end of the session at 10.30am.

Transition Session 3: WednesDAY 25TH october | 9.30-10.30

What the children will be doing
Your child will be involved in numeracy based activities and some exciting games. 

What the parents will be doing
Parents to leave their child at YPS and return to pick them up at the end of the session at 10.30am.

ORIENTATION Session: WEDNESDAY 15th November | 9.30-11.30

What the children will be doing
Your children will meet with the Grade 6 students of 2018 and have a lovely morning getting to know each other and participating in many activities. This will be followed by morning tea.

What the parents will be doing
A parent information session will include:

  • Advice on how to best prepare your child for school and what to expect when your child begins school
  • Our Office Manager will then speak to you regarding how the office works and school fees
  • Information about the school uniform
  • A member from YOSH (Yarra Out of School Hours Coordinator) will speak about the program
  • Final Question and Answer session with Tracy Hammill (Principal) and the Prep teachers
  • Morning tea in Courtyard at 11.30am