During October in Term 4 of the year prior to the child starting school, we run a pre-prep programme comprising two half-days over two consecutive weeks. The Prep teacher takes the pre-Prep children for the morning and they have a familiarization session with their future class, their room and their teacher, and participate in a number of activities together.
Concurrently, parents attend their own tailored orientation. This includes a welcome by the Principal and brief information sessions from the Prep Teacher, Administration team and Uniform Shop Manager. Parents then participate in a very enjoyable, hands-on introduction to aspects of the curriculum with some specialist teachers, including brief classes in art, music and dance.
The morning concludes with the children sitting down with their parents and the whole school to enjoy lunch in the dining room. This provides an opportunity to get to know the other children and other new Prep parents.