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 email@example.com for a personal tour of the school with our Principal, Mrs Davies.