Kinder to Prep Transition

Prep children will be asked to attend for full school days on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (dismissed at 3:15pm). Children will not be required to attend school on Wednesdays.

The Kindergarten to Prep transition program has three basic aims:

  1. To provide information about Lakes Entrance Primary School to enable parents to make an informed decision when enrolling their child.
  2. To provide each child with experiences of the school environment, so that he/she feels "at home" when they begin their Prep year.
  3. Developing relationships between home/school and kindergarten so that we can meet individual needs.

Transition Timeline & Prep Programs

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Term 2

Parent Information Evening

This Parent Information Evening includes general information on school programs, a talk on the Prep program and the actual transition timetable. Time is provided for questions and a school tour is available.

Open Invitation to Visit Prep Rooms

Kinder parents are invited to visit with their child to see the Preps "in action."

Term 3

Visits from Pre-School children to school

Each Kinder group walks to school accompanied by their teachers and parents. They have a guided tour conducted by some grade six children and then take part in an activity and share morning tea with the Preps. A bus is provided for the return trip to Kinder.

Information including the transition dates and details for fourth term are sent to each child enrolled.

Term 4

Prep Teachers Visits

Prep Teachers Visit each Pre-School Group – to see the children in a familiar environment .

Optional Visits

There are four optional visits to school are provided early in term 4.Three of theses are orientation visits and include lunch and activities. The last one includes meeting the specialist teachers e.g. Art, Music & Physical Education.

Parent-Information Meeting

This Parent Information Evening includes information about the beginning of the prep year, the number of grades and how the grade lists are compiled.

The Prep Year

Term 1 - Adjusting to school routines

From February to April there will be an early dismissal of Prep Children.

Prep children will be asked to attend for full school days on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (dismissed at 3:15pm). Children will not be required to attend school on Wednesdays. Teachers will carefully monitor the children's needs during this time and in the following few weeks.

Sometimes it may be necessary for some children to continue not attending on Wednesdays until they are able to cope with the full school week. Parents will be advised when full time attendance of preps will begin.

Other important events happening in Term 1

  • Prep Screening – Speech Pathologists conduct speech screenings to determine each child's speech and literacy needs.
  • Information Meeting – about Prep programs and helping in the classroom
  • Prep Teacher and Kinder Teachers Meet – to share knowledge in regard to the children
  • Kinder Teacher Visit to School – a chance to share lunch and for the children to "show off" how much they have grown.

Grade Six to Secondary School Transition

During the grade six year, parents decide which Secondary school best suits their child. Students from Lakes Entrance Primary usually attend either Lakes Entrance Secondary College or Nagle College in Bairnsdale.

The Transition Program begins early in the year with the aim of providing both parents and students with knowledge so that they can make an "informed" decision concerning the secondary years ahead.

In Term 4 the secondary colleges organise days and meet with the grade 6 teachers to discuss student needs.

School Transfers

If your child is to transfer to another school, please advise the school in time for the preparation of Student Records. Student files will remain at the school until requested by your child's new school.