Prep  Transition

Yarrawonga College P-12 values the milestones each child reaches and recognises the step to formal education is a major one in a child’s life.

We aim to make the transition from Kindergarten to school as smooth as possible.  With this in mind our College has a developed an eight week School Readiness Program, available to every child that enrolls prior to 12 October, 2019.

School Readiness Program

Our School Readiness Program which starts on Friday 12 October and runs through to Friday 30 November is available to all intending Prep students enrolled at Yarrawonga College P-12 for 2019. This program is an opportunity for children to attend weekly for two hours on a Friday from 9am – 11am in our Multi-purpose Room with Mrs Kelly Rudd who is qualified in primary education, and our current Prep Coordinator Ms Tracie Holgate.

Yarrawonga P-12 College value the milestones each child reaches and recognises the step to formal education is a major milestone in a child’s life.  Therefore we aim to make the transition from Pre-school to school as smooth and non-threatening as possible.  We have found the best solution is to provide children with as many opportunities to visit the school as possible.

The program follows the pre-school philosophy of play based learning whilst providing experiences and learning opportunities based on the guidelines from the frame work of the Prep level curriculum.

Through the school readiness program we aim to provide an opportunity for children and families to establish early relationships with peers, teaching staff and school environment which includes school values, rules, routine and expectations. We encourage families to attend the program on a weekly basis as the program is designed to build on strengths and knowledge from week to week.  The end outcome of the program is for children to know what to expect when they arrive in their first year of school so they transition into their prep year happy, confident and ready to learn.

The program has had an extremely positive impact on children’s readiness for school as has been witnessed by both the teachers and parents.

The program is a free service and is available to all families who are enrolled at Yarrawonga College P-12 for 2019.

For further information please contact  Transition Co-ordinator Tracie Holgate on 5744 3104 or via email