Making the transition from kindergarten to school is both an exciting and daunting step for your child. Horizon provides a transition program ensuring a happy and successful start to school. Your child will experience school life through a number of classroom visits in the term prior to starting school. This provides children with an understanding of what to expect when they come to school.
The Process of Transition
Our Foundation teachers visit the kindergartens in the district during Term 4 of each year. This gives the children an opportunity to meet and familiarise themselves with their future teachers. Kindergarten children that are enrolled to attend school at the beginning of the new year are invited to attend a series of school visits during Term 4. These visits provide the new children with an opportunity to experience a typical day at school. They begin with short school visits once a week in the mornings consisting of lesson time and play time. The visit sessions continue over a five week period, with visits increasing to twice weekly and up to a full day session. By slowly introducing your child to school in this manner, they are very aware of what to expect on their first day as a student at Horizon.