READINESS FOR YOUR CHILD'S FOUNDATION YEAR AT NAR NAR GOON PRIMARY SCHOOL
School readiness falls into a range of areas all of which are important in ensuring that your child has a positive start to their schooling.
The physical skills that children need include:
The social skills that children need include:
The emotional skills that children need include:
The literacy skills that can be beneficial are being able to:
The numeracy skills that can be beneficial are being able to:
Most important of all - have lots of conversations with your child through pleasurable experiences to enable them to have a strong command of spoken language. Take them to the park, the beach, a walk in the bush, give them time to dig in the garden or sandpit and discuss what you see, feel, hear, smell, taste and touch. All these experiences and discussions help them to acquire the necessary language skills that will support them in their learning.
HAVE FUN WITH YOUR CHILD AND ALWAYS BE POSITIVE!!
For more information including parent tips for starting school please refer to the Victorian Education Department website using the following link:
The Department of Education has released a new statewide timeline for enrolling in Foundation (Prep) for the 2025 school year.
If you have a child starting primary school in 2025, it’s time to enrol. Make sure to submit your enrolment application by Friday 26th July 2024.
If you are enrolling the sibling of a student at our school for Foundation in 2025, and both children will be attending our school at the same time, your child is prioritised for a place at our school as per the department’s Placement Policy.
It is important to follow the statewide timeline to enrol your child in Foundation. Enrolling your child in line with the timelines allows us to plan our classrooms, staffing and transition activities and ensures your child has the best start to school.
For more information, please read about when and how to enrol your child in Foundation at vic.gov.au/enrolling-foundation-prep.
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