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.

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 your information we have enclosed our School Readiness Enrolment Form.  To be eligible for this program you must complete the enrolment form and return to the Administration Office by Friday 7 September.   You can download the School Readiness Enrolment form here 

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 1751 or yarrawonga.p12@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

 

Damien Keel
College Principal