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Our Prep 2022 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.
Please note, the scheduled parent session with neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis ("The Developing Brain") has been postponed until 1 September 2022, due to travel restrictions resulting from COVID-19. The session is set to be held at Sherwood State School, with tickets available through EventFinda. More details will be provided closer to the time.
Term 3 – Thursday 9th September 2021 and Friday 17th September 2021
All in catchment, enrolled 2022 Prep students are invited to attend one of the transition days. 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.
- Our enrolments officer will email you confirmation of the transition day you are invited to attend. Each day will have approx. 50 children in two classrooms. Children will only attend one transition day.
- To be included in these transition days, enrolment forms must be in to the office by Monday 23rd August 2021
Local Early Childhood Education Centre Visits
Term 4 - Wednesday 13- Thursday 14th October
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.
All 2022 Prep enrolments will have an opportunity to meet with a School Leadership Team Member and 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
- Our Enrolments Officer will contact you prior to the end of Term 3 to confirm your interview time.
- If your contact details change after lodging your enrolment application, please notify the office as soon as possible.
We offer two interview options:
- On site interviews at Sherwood State School – Friday 15th October 2021
- At your child's Early Childhood Educational Centre – Week starting 18th October (day and time TBC)
Friday 3rd December
Times will be advised on Monday 22nd November 2021
All 2022 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 2022 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.
UPDATE: Our Pre-Prep Possum sessions on Monday 9-10am and Thursday 9-10am are now FULLY BOOKED. We have opened a third session on Monday 10-11am, however there is only limited places available. Please register via Qkr! once you have completed and returned your enrolment paperwork.
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 $65. Playgroup will be fortnightly on either a Monday or Thursday morning for an hour. This is a fantastic opportunity for you and your child to embark on your Prep transition. Information has been emailed to those families who have returned their enrolment paperwork. Places are limited so book today! Payment secures your child's position in this program.
Enrolling in OSHC
If you are considering enrolling in Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) in 2022, paperwork can be submitted directly to the OSHC team from Monday 25 October 2021. For more information, visit the relevant section on our website here.
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 email@example.com
Deputy Principal – Stacey Thomasen firstname.lastname@example.org
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