Transition

Enrolling at Ruskin Park Primary School

Starting school is usually an exciting event and an important milestone in your child’s life. It is also a time of great change and a shift in environment as they become a valued member of our Prep grades. By working together we hope the transition into school will be a positive and enjoyable experience for all concerned. We recognise the important role of parents in their child’s life and education and look forward to working with you. At Ruskin Park Primary School we encourage parents to assist with classroom activities, to participate in excursions and to volunteer to work on school committees. Parents are also encouraged to discuss their concerns with teachers who are willing to offer you assistance.

Before beginning school your child has had a variety of experiences and has learnt a great deal from you, your extended family and friends and is therefore on their way to a successful education. Together, working in partnership, we can ensure that your child’s joy of learning continues in a more formal setting. The importance of the first few years of schooling is well documented and our aim is to lay the foundation in literacy and numeracy to allow for future development.

Transitioning into the Foundation Level

 

Kindergarten to Foundation Transition

The transition from kindergarten or childcare to school can be quite a step for children. Our Transition Program has been developed to provide informal, introductory school experiences to help children become familiar with the school environment and be comfortable about taking the next step along their learning pathway.

2018 Transition Dates for 2019 Enrolment

2019 Foundation Information Evening – Tuesday 8th May 2018
7:00pm – 8:00pm – This session will focus on the programs offered at Ruskin Park Primary School. You will also have an opportunity to see our classrooms and speak with our Foundation Teachers

Meet and Greet Session – Wednesday 5th June 2018
9:15am – 10:15am – Children will have the opportunity to explore activities in the Foundation classrooms and meet our Foundation Teachers.

Story Time Session– Thursday 26th July 2018
9:15am – 10:15am – Children will read a book and engage in an activity related to the story.

Mathematics Session– Tuesday 28th August 2018
9:15am – 10:15am – Children will engage in an activity related to counting and numeracy skills.

P.M.P. Session– Monday 17th September 2018
9:15am – 10:15am – Children will actively be involved in gross motor skills as they rotate through various stations.

Japanese Language Session – Friday 19th October 2018
9:15am – 10:15am – Children will actively be involved in activities with our Japanese specialist Mr Brown

Art Session – Wednesday 14th November 2018
9:15am – 10:15am – Children will actively be involved in activities with our Art specialist Mrs Tozer

Music Session – Wednesday 21st November 2018
9:15am – 10:15am – Children will actively be involved in activities with our Music Specialist Ms Burgess

Foundation Parent Information Night – Wednesday 5th December 2018
7:00pm – 8:00pm – 2017 classes announced

Foundation Orientation Morning – Thursday 6th December 2018
9:15 to 10:15am – Children will have an opportunity to meet their teacher and classmates for 2019

School Tours

We are very proud of the teaching and learning programs, teaching staff and facilities that we offer at Ruskin Park Primary School. If you are considering a primary school for your family, we invite you to visit our school with your child to see what we can offer.

School tours are conducted by our Principal, Assistant Principal or designate on Wednesday mornings at 9.30am. Other mutually agreed upon times for tours can be arranged by calling the school office on 9723-3886. Informing the school of your attendance is much appreciated.

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