Successful procedures are in place for Kindergarten-Prep at Yarra Primary School (YPS). The focus is to prepare children and their families for the next stage of learning. The school liaises closely with local kindergartens. They provide us with Prep transition statements and dialogue to assist in understanding our new students. This ensures a strong foundation for developing appropriate learning programs.
New students beginning in Prep are invited to attend several transition days in Term 4 of the preceding year in preparation for starting at YPS. At YPS, we believe a seamless transition from pre-school to Foundation is important in establishing a positive start to school life. During our transition program your child/children will participate in a number of exciting activities led by our Specialist teachers in Art, Japanese and Performing Arts. Children are encouraged to participate in the transition program in order to familiarise them with the school and better prepare them for the year ahead. Your child/children will also be given the opportunity to get to know the Foundation teachers and meet their future Year 6 buddies.
During the Transition Program, parents will be invited to information sessions that will cover topics of interest such as, the organisation and attendance of Preps in the first weeks of the new school year, the use of Compass (communication tool), details of ordering School Uniforms online and the registration process of YOSH (Yarra Out of School Hours program), and the process for lunch orders. They will also cover the participation of parents as volunteers,School Councillors and classroom helpers.
For more information, please see our Prep Parent Handbook.