All new prep children are encouraged to take part in a transition program where they will visit the school on a number of occasions to get to know teachers and the school environment.
Early Years in the High Country is supported with the common approach of Walker Learning in all facilities providing services from 0- 8 years of age. This includes child care, kinder and junior classes across Omeo and Swifts Creek. Walker Learning uses play based investigations to support learning through inquiry which in our school is linked to student interests to extend learning opportunities and engagement.
Each year our school runs a series of transition sessions to assist new preps and welcome families. As well as transition sessions for preps there are opportunites for new parents to meet with staff that details the time of year in which the transition sessions take place.
The transition from home to school or from kindergarten to school is assisted when parents:
It is important to consider that each child is different. Some children will be just starting to handle writing implements while others will be writing their names. Some will want you to read to them while others will be beginning to read. Remember that both ‘the school and home’, ‘the teacher and the parent’, need to work together to ensure that your child has the chance to develop at his or her own rate.
If you are concerned about any matter or you have some questions, you are always welcome to come to the school to discuss it with the Principal or any of the teachers.
Our school works closely with Swift Creek P-12 to provide a smooth transition from Primary to Secondary School. Children participate in a number of transition experiences including:
Each year our grade six class is farewelled with a dinner held locally. Parents and staff attend this function and the students make a short presentation that may include their memorable moments, special times and aspirations for the future.
Our whole school finishes the year with an ‘End of Year Celebration Night to which all families and community members are invited.