Preschool connection hones belonging

St James Glebe student reads to a preschool visitor.

Tour fun and learning: St James Glebe students read to their preschool visitors.

St James’ Catholic Primary Glebe students connected with local preschools in the lead up to Catholic Schools Week celebrations to affirm all that is great about their school and Catholic schooling with the wider community.

Year 3 students guided preschool pupils from All About Children around their school on February 23, highlighting the features that make St James’ unique.

Year 4 students visited Montessori Glebe preschool pupils on February 25, and Years 5 and 6 students visited pupils from Hilda Booler Kindergarten Glebe on February 29. While at each venue the students exercised their creativity by playing games and exploring books with their young hosts.

Acting assistant principal Lucy Portolesi said the tours allowed the students to share a sense of belonging, show leadership and independence, and gave them a sense of pride in their school.

They also shared their literacy skills, reading Dr Seuss books together including The Cat in the Hat, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and Green Eggs and Ham.

“Many of our students have previously attended these preschools and have a personal connection to them,” she said. “It is also important to connect with the local preschools to build a rapport between the school and the wider community.”

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