Help Your Child Step Seamlessly into School
The step from four year old kinder to school can be a big one, as you help your little one become an enthusiastic primary learner. The choice for your child’s education can be influenced by friendship groups, the location of the school or the size of the classroom.. However, once you have decided on your new school, it’s time to determine when your child is ready to take the next step into Prep, the Foundation of their schooling life for the next thirteen years.
How do I know if my child is ready to start Prep next year?
The start of this big new journey is a time filled with joy, a little bit of sadness and to say there are some nerves involved is a complete understatement. As a parent, you have the best insight and understanding of your child’s abilities and capacity but some expert advice never goes astray. Ms Simone Austen, Nunawading Christian College Prep teacher, shares the following four indicators of whether your child is ready to start school:
- Social awareness of others
- Confidence to attempt new things
- Eagerness to learn
- Natural curiosity and participates in investigative play.
Your child’s kindergarten teacher will also be a great guide; they have helped many little ones step into school. One of the best ways to alleviate any first-day jitters is to begin communication with your school early and participate in a transition program.
Nunawading Christian College Step into Prep
At the Nunawading Christian College Early Learning Centre, we want our four year old kinder students to transition into the Foundation program seamlessly. Throughout the year, students regularly participate in Primary learning activities such as Music, Mandarin classes, Buddies with grade 5, Chapel and more activities with our Primary School.
As it is nearing the end of the year, our College will soon commence the official Step into Prep Program. This program includes two afternoons for any families still deciding on a school for 2019 to explore Prep. This will be followed by two orientation days for all students enrolled in Prep for 2019.
Step into Prep Dates
Experience Nunawading Christian College for an afternoon
These two afternoons are for new families still deciding on the best school for their child. These afternoons will give you the opportunity to meet the Prep teachers and Principal. Your little one will experience life at school for an afternoon. (Register below)
- 19 September 1:45pm – 3:00pm (Limited to 10 places)
- 10 October 1:45pm – 3:00pm (Limited to 10 places)
Orientation mornings are for all families enrolled at NCC for Prep in 2019. These mornings are a fantastic opportunity for students to become familiar with their school environment and meet their classmates and teacher.
- 17 October 9:30am – 12:00pm
- 15 November 9:30am – 12:00pm