St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Belmore knows that sending our children to “big” school for the first time can be hard – especially for parents.
So, to prepare parents (and their children) better, St Joseph’s offers new families a ‘Transition to Kindergarten program’.
Five workshops offered to parents include Religious Education, Literacy, Sports, day-to-day school routine and SLNP (the State Literacy and Numeracy Project).
School Principal, Mrs Elizabeth Russo, said this year’s workshops were held in Term 3 and designed for parents of Kindergarten students attending the school in 2016.
While parents attend workshops their children join a Kindergarten class.
Then, in Term 4, the children attend a second day where they’re involved in activities that help prepare them for school.
Raquel Correina, Teacher Librarian at the school, said apart from the workshops, parents shared a morning tea, prayed and simply got to know each other.
Children are given “goodie bags” with a school cap, school TShirt, a Library Bag and a set of coloured pencils.