Prep (Foundation) and Year 6-7 Transitions

Starting Prep

The transition into Primary School is an exciting milestone for our children. Preparing for this transition is all part of a happy, settled start to school. Morang South believes that a positive introduction to school life is imperative to the success of children and parents.

Enrolment occurs in the year prior to a child commencing school. Your child must turn 5 years of age by the 30th of April in the year of school commencement.

Parents and carers of children starting Prep are invited to book a tour and come and meet our friendly staff and learning community.

Prep 2020 Information

Enrolments for 2020 Prep children are now being accepted. Parents/carers are encouraged to Book a Tour to come and meet with us and visit our amazing school.

As part of your child’s Transition to school in 2020 you are invited to attend:

*2020 Open Morning in Prep Rooms

Wednesday 7th August, 2019

*Prep Transition Sessions

Monday 14th of October, 2019 – 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Tuesday 29th of October, 2019 – 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Wednesday 13th of November, 2019 – 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Thursday 28th of November, 2019 – 2:30pm to 3:30pm

*Information Night for 2020 Prep Families

Thursday 28th of November – 7:30pm

*Orientation BBQ and Meet 2020 Teacher Night

Thursday 5th of December – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

*Final Transition Session with 2020 Teacher

Friday 6th December – 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Year 6 into Year 7

Transition from primary to secondary school is an exciting time in middle years of childhood. It is a time of both great excitement and for some a little apprehension. Students begin to prepare for great independence, a broadening of areas of learning and new social connections, friendships and groups. At Morang South, we support our students transition with such activities as visits from local Secondary Schools and pre-start visits to the transition school.

Our year 6 teachers will provide parents and carers with details in regard to documentation requirements. Information packs including the Application for Year 7 Placement, are usually distributed to parents early in Term Two. Parents should also be aware of the Secondary School’s transition schedules, activities and events. Information nights or open days are frequently held in Term One or Term Two of the year prior to commencement. Details regarding placement offers are generally distributed in August. An orientation day for Year 6 students is hosted by Secondary Schools in early December.

For some students additional individual transition programs may be put into place, dependent on student need. If parents feel a need for additional support strategies they are encouraged to speak with their child’s teacher.