Getting Your Child Ready For School
What you can do as a parent
Activities to focus on before your child commences school:
Starting can be stressful!
At first, you may stay a while to ensure that your child feels secure at school. Once they have settled into school, a short and reassuring goodbye encourages independence. Always tell them when you are leaving. They may get tummy aches or be very tearful in the mornings. If this happens, listen to your child’s fears. Let them know that you believe that they can manage to go to school and you will help them. Ask them what they think may help. If the worries do not get better soon, talk to the teacher about the best way to help your child. Forcing children usually does more harm than good. Don’t be late picking your child up. A few minutes can seem a long time when you are not very sure of yourself.
Some websites to access for more in-depth information:
The attachment below is the Prep Orientation Program the school runs for future Preps to familiarise the students, as well as parents about the workings of the school. Please have a look through the program, and if you have any questions, please contact our Assistant Principal Maria Weston on 9357 3579.