Karoo Primary School prides itself on its Transition and Orientation program. Sessions are tailored for pre-school children with an emphasis on introducing the school environment to them. We place a high priority on our Transition Program with our aim being to make the move from pre-school to primary school as smooth as possible.  Children and parents are encouraged to participate in our Transition Program to explore the exciting and stimulating programs we offer.

Pre-school children sessions

Splash Into Colour at Karoo
A fun evening for the whole family! All pre-school children and their parents are invited to this special open night at Karoo.  Lots of fun activities, meet other prospective Karoo families … and don’t forget to wear your favourite colour.
* Due to current health crisis, this has been postponed until further notice.

‘Fitting into Foundation’ – our transition program
We will be running four transition sessions during Term 4 giving the children a taste of school life.  Sessions will run on 27th October, 10th November, 17th November and 24th November.  The program concludes with our Foundation Orientation Day on 8th December 2020.  These transition sessions are for children enrolled at Karoo Primary.

Foundation Orientation Day  –  Tuesday 8th December 2020
An exciting orientation session for your child (and their teddy). Activities include art, craft, singing, story time and a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. Children will be introduced to their 2021 classroom teacher and classmates.
Times to be advised.

 Parent sessions

Due to the current health crises, we are planning a special online information session in July covering Foundation curriculum and learning at Karoo – date and time and booking details to be advised.

Parent Information Session – 16th November 2020
We will be running a parent session via Webex for parents of children enrolled in Karoo for 2021, providing all the information you will need to know for your child starting school (days, times, what to bring, routines, what to expect, etc).  Families will be notified of Webex meeting details via email.


Foundation 2021 Commencement dates

Thursday 28th January – Tuesday 2nd February:
Foundation students will be required to attend for an hour on one these four days for an individual assessment with their teacher (time and date to be advised)

Wednesday 3rd February:
Foundation teachers’ Planning Day (no Foundation students at school)

Thursday 4th February
First day of school for Foundation students – dismissal time 12:45pm (first day only)
From Friday 5th February, Foundation students will attend each day from 9:00am – 3:30pm.