The transition from Early Learning years is a big step as you help your little one transition from kinder to becoming an enthusiastic primary learner.
At Heritage College, we assist four-year-old kinder pupils to transition into the Prep program seamlessly. In Term 2, Step Into Prep Information Evenings are held where parents can hear from early learning educators and teaching staff. Parents are then invited to attend Prep Orientation Days in Terms 3 and 4.
We understand that leaving the kinder years behind is a big step. Facilitating a positive transition to the classroom space enables each child to feel secure, supported and nurtured. When the First Day of Prep comes, children are ready to take their next steps on their Heritage College journey.
How do I know if my child is ready to go to Prep next year?
Nerves are commonplace prior to commencing a new journey or event. As a parent, you have the advantage of the most insight and understanding of your child’s abilities and capacity. Good indicators for readiness for the Prep year include displaying:
- An awareness socially of others
- Confidence to attempt new things
- Eagerness to learn
- Natural curiosity and participates in investigative play.
Your kindergarten teacher will also be a great guide; they have helped many a kindergarten pupil into their first year of school. One of the best ways to alleviate any first-day Prep jitters is to be part of an Early Learning Centre that supports a strong transition program into Prep.
What can I expect at Prep Orientation Day for my child?
Prep Orientation Days are a way for our educators to connect with your child in a relaxed and informal environment. Orientation Days provide an opportunity to meet teachers and other families, spend time in the classroom and make new friends before the beginning of school. Prep is a wonderful time to make friendships that last a lifetime. If you have friends or family who are considering Heritage College for their child or are deciding on a school for 2021, please feel free to invite them to experience the Heritage College community.
Save the Date!
If you’re joining us next year, keep the Prep Orientation Dates in your diary.
Narre Warren South Campus: Dates TBA
Officer Campus: Dates TBA
Places for Prep 2021 are filling quickly across both campus locations. Visit our enquiries page to apply today.