School Readiness Program

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 and offer many programs to make this happen.

Our School Readiness Program which starts in week one of Term four is only available to students enrolled at Yarrawonga College P – 12 (as a Prep student) for 2018.

The program is an opportunity for children to attend weekly for two hours each Friday (13 October to 17 November, 2017) from 9.00am – 11.00am in our Multipurpose Room with a qualified early childhood / primary trained staff member.

There is NO additional cost to attend this program.  We only ask that the children bring their own snack and a piece of fruit.

The weekly program has a strong oral language focus based on research that proves oral language provides children with a healthy stepping stone for reading, writing, oral language and effective relationships.  The program follows the pre-school philosophy of play based learning whilst providing experiences and learning opportunities based on the guidelines from the framework for the Foundation year.

Through the School Readiness Program we aim to provide an opportunity for children and families to establish early relationships with peers, teaching staff, the school grounds and school environment which includes school values, rules, routines and expectations.

We encourage children to attend the program on a weekly basis as it 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 that they transition into their foundation year happy, confident and ready to learn.

The program has had an extremely positive impact on children’s readiness for school over the past three years and has been witnessed by teachers, students and their families.

For your information we have enclosed our School Readiness Enrolment Form.  To be eligible for this program you must complete this form and return to the P – 4 Campus by Friday 8 September.

We look forward to seeing you and your child at our Campus.   If you have any queries prior to commencement please do not hesitate to contact our P – 4 Campus on 5744 3104 or yarrawonga.p12.tom@edumal.vic.gov.au.

 

 

Damien Keel
College Principal