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Prep Transition 2023

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​View our welcome to Prep video here​ 

Key Dates

Our Prep 2023 Transition process aims to give families multiple opportunities to visit the school and for us as a school to get to know our future Prep students. The below information details the scheduled events across the rest of the school year. This plan, however, is subject to COVID 19 circumstances and the advice from Qld Education and Health services. If there are any changes, we will be sure to communicate this to families and Early Childhood Education Centres. 

Parent workshop of Nathan Wallis

Term 3 - Thursday 1 September 2022

Renowned neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis will be running a parent workshop “The Developing Brain: The Big Picture". Please book online via EventFinda (click here) to secure your place at this valuable session. Please note if you have purchased a ticket from 2021, there is no need to re-book.  Just bring the original ticket along with you.​

Transition Days​

Term 3 – Monday 12 September 2022  9am – 10am OR Friday 16 September 2022 9am – 10am

All in catchment, enrolled 2023 Prep students are invited to attend one transition day. The transition day gives the children the opportunity to work and play in a Prep classroom. While the children are in the classrooms, parents will hear from school support staff around Prep Readiness and how you can prepare your child for commencing their year at Prep.

  • Bookings will open 8am, Monday 22 August 2022. Each day will have approximately 25 children in two different classrooms. Children will only attend one transition day.  
  • To book, please click on the link provided in your 'key dates' email in June.
  • For instructions on logging into SOBS, click here.​
  • Please tick the box for Prep and add fill in all of the details requested. 
  • Please print or take note of your Transition Day.  Changes can be made on SOBS until 24hrs prior to the event, subject to availability.
  • To be included in these transition days, enrolment forms must be in to the office by Monday 22 August 2022.

Local Early Childhood Education Centre Visits

Term 4 – Tuesday 11 October and Wednesday 12 October 2022

As a school, we have been in contact with a number of Early Childhood Centres to organise ways in which the centres and the school can connect and assist in making the transition process for families as supportive as possible. In collaboration with the centres, we are looking to arrange opportunities for centres to visit the school with the children.  

Prep Interviews

Term 4

All 2023 Prep enrolments will have an opportunity to meet with a School Leadership Team Member and a current Prep Teacher. Part of this interview process includes the completion of a screener assessment and an opportunity for parents to share specific interests of their child.  This 20-30-minute interview allows the school the opportunity to get to know each individual student and family.

We offer two interview options:

  1. On site interviews at Sherwood State School – Friday 14 October 2022
  2. At your child's Early Childhood Centre – Week starting 17 October 2022 (day and time TBC)
  • To book your child's interview at Sherwood State School please click on the link provided in your 'key dates' email in June. 
  • Bookings will open on SOBS 6pm Friday 16 September and close 9am Friday 7 October 2022
  • To book your child's interview at the following ECEC we will have booking forms available at your Transition Day (Sherwood C&K - Chelmer/Graceville C&K - Chelmer Station – Staverton - Papilio Early Learning).

Orientation Day

Term 4

Friday 2 December (times will be advised on Monday 21 November 2022)

All 2023 Prep children, as well as their parents and guardians, are invited to attend the Orientation Day. Students will be placed into four class groups and will spend time with their 2023 class teacher and teacher aide in their future classroom. Parents are invited to participate in the classroom orientation activities and meet their child's teacher and teacher aide. Our enrolments officer will email you confirmation of the orientation time you are invited to attend.​

Pre-Prep Possums

Term 4 

In-catchment families can enrol in our Prep-readiness playgroup, the "Pre-Prep Possums". The program includes five fortnightly sessions and a special take-home pack at a cost of $70. Playgroup will be fortnightly on either a Monday from 9am – 10am (SOLD OUT) or 10am – 11am or Thursday from 9am – 10am (SOLD OUT).

At these sessions, your children will engage with a variety of learning spaces, including the Prep classrooms, outdoor learning area, playgrounds etc. You will have an opportunity to observe your children in these settings, as well as to meet with school staff to hear prep readiness messages. This is a fantastic opportunity for you and your child to embark on your Prep transition.  More details information about this program can be collected when your completed school enrolment forms are returned to the office.​ As places are limited, please do not attempt to purchase via the Qkr! app until you collect this information from the office. Payment of $70 secures your child's position in this program. Note: Qkr! is an online payment tool used by all current Sherwood families. 

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​Enrolling in OSHC

Enrolments open for 2023 Prep families on Monday 24 October 2022. If you have previously contacted the team at OSHC, your email address would have been added to the Expression of Interest list and as a result you will receive a 2023 Enrolment Package. If you are unsure whether you are on the email list, please contact OSHC at manager@sherwoodoshc.com.au to verify this. Alternatively, digital versions of the 2023 Enrolment package will be made available on the website​.

Contact Details

Should you have any queries about the enrolment process or the events outlined above please do not hesitate to contact staff below:

                       Enrolments Officer – Helen James hjame88@eq.edu.au

                       Deputy Principal – Stacey Thomasen sthom677@eq.edu.au


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Last reviewed 16 June 2022
Last updated 16 June 2022