Transitioning from Kinder to Prep
At St. Martin's, we know that the transition from Kindergarten to Prep is a big step. We have a number of steps in place to help our students and their families with this transition.
During Term 3, one of our Prep teachers will generally spend some time at the Kindergarten talking with your child's Kindergarten teacher and observing your child in the Kindergarten setting.
Later in Term 3 or early Term 4, we organise a time for you and your child to come into school to meet and talk with our Principal or Deputy Principal and one of our Prep teachers. This one on one time allows us to get to know your child and it gives them time to become comfortable with some of the adults that they will see everyday once they start school.
After meeting with all the students, our experienced Prep teacher will then sort the students into class groups. Parents will be notified towards the end of October who their child's teacher will be for the following year.
Students will then be invited to school in November for three transition mornings. During these mornings, students will meet their teacher and spend time in their new classrooms. Dates and times for these transition mornings will be sent to parents.
Prep students start their first week of school having an early finish to their days. From their second week of school, Prep students attend the school for four full days each week with the students having Wednesdays off. From week 6 of the term, students are at school for five full days a week.