Kinder Yana School Transition Program - St John the Baptist, Woy Woy

Kinder Yana School Transition Program

Yana is the Darkinyung word for walk.  And our Kinder Yana School Transition Program is designed to bring your new school community together to walk (learn and talk) in the lead up to starting school. It’s a great opportunity for students and their parents to feel comfortable in the school, by getting to know each other over a series of sessions.

Kinder teachers set up a range of activities to enhance the children’s receptive and expressive language skills; fine and gross motor skills along with social skills. This helps teachers get to know the children and their strengths and challenges, ready for when they begin school. Whilst parents or carers attend workshops on English, Maths, Social and Emotional Learning. The adult sessions are designs to help you understand how we teach today and what can be done to help at home.

We strongly encourage you to attend all sessions so that you and your child feel ready and excited to start school next year.

Parent/carer and child sessions:

Wednesday       7th September          9:30-11am           School hall

Wednesday       14th September        9:30-11am           Kinder classrooms

Wednesday       9th November           9:30-11am           Kinder classrooms

Wednesday       16th November         9:30-11am           Kinder classrooms

Your child will be given a special SJB t-shirt to wear for the program in the first week. Please ensure your child has a hat, wears closed shoes, brings a water bottle and a snack. Sorry no toddlers can attend as the focus is on the parent and child.

Parents or carers orientation meeting:

Thursday          24th November            7pm                     School hall

Please ensure at least one primary parent or carer also attends our orientation meeting.

We look forward to seeing you and welcoming your family into our school community.

If you are considering enrolling your child for 2023 please call us on 4341 0884 or email for a personal tour of the school with our Principal, Mrs Davies.

Click here for enrolment forms