Transition

Enrolling at Ruskin Park Primary School

Starting school is 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 Foundation classes. 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 we encourage parents to assist with classroom activities, participate in excursions and volunteer to work on school committees.

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 already 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.

The Department of Education have updated the school placement policy. Guidelines and resources are available for families through the following links:

DET Placement Policy

Find My School

 

2022 Transition Dates for 2023 Enrolment

2023 Foundation Information Evening – Wednesday 4th May 2022
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 – Monday 10th October 2022
4:15pm – 5:15pm – Children will have the opportunity to explore activities in the Foundation classrooms and meet our Foundation Teachers.

Story Time Transition Session– Friday 21st October 2022
9:15am – 10:15am – A Literacy based activity will be held in the Foundation classrooms.

Number Fun Transition Session- Thursday 3rd November 2022

9:15am – 10:15am – Numeracy based activities will be held in the Foundation classrooms.

Japanese & Physical Education Transition Session – Friday November 18th 2022
9:15am – 10:15am – Our Japanese & PE specialist teachers will conduct some introductory activities along with the Foundation teachers.

Foundation Parent Information Night – Monday 5th December 2022
7:00pm – 8:00pm – The 2023 classes and teachers will be announced.

Foundation Orientation Morning – Date Tuesday 6th December 2022
9:15am to 10:15am – Children will have an opportunity to meet their teacher and classmates for 2023.

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 child, we invite you to visit our school with your child to see what we can offer.

School tours are conducted by our Principal, Andrew Moore 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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