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
Thursday 9th May 2019 from 5-6pm
All pre-school children and their parents are welcome to join us for the opening session of our Foundation Transition Program.
Lots of fun activities – wear your favourite colour!
We will be running a series of transition sessions during Terms 3 and 4 giving the children a taste of school life. Sessions run as follows:
Wednesdays 31st July, 7th &14th August 2019
Through interactive storytelling and play, Foundation teachers present stories and activities which promote the development of language and literacy skills and foster a love of reading.
Story Time sessions run from 2:40-3:20pm. All pre-school age children are welcome. Parents welcome to attend for afternoon tea in the staffroom.
Fridays 23rd &30th August and 6th & 13th September 2019
Children explore the Foundation classrooms and experience a variety of learning activities – music, science, art, perceptual motor program.
Curriculum Experience sessions run from 2:40-3:20pm. Parents welcome to attend for afternoon tea in the staffroom.
Step Into Prep
Fridays 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th November 2019
Children ‘discover and learn’ in the Foundation environment and are introduced to literacy.
Step Into Prep sessions run from 2:40-3:20pm. Parents welcome to attend for afternoon tea in the staffroom.
Prep Orientation Day
Tuesday 10th December 2019 from 9:10-10:40am
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 2020 classroom teacher and classmates.
Parents welcome to a class ‘meet and greet’ morning tea in the staffroom.
We will be running two parent sessions in 2019 – one information session on ‘Foundation Curriculum and Learning’ on Monday 29th July from 7-8pm open to all parents, and a further session in November for parents of children enrolled in Karoo for 2020.