Welcome to Let’s Explore

The free 5 week transitional program, Let’s Explore, is made up of 5 sessions that have been designed to ease your child’s journey into the world of Kindergarten and Junior School.

The program is designed to guide your child through the mysterious ‘unknown land’ of school. It explores the normal routines of a school day and looks at individual child readiness.

The program is designed to assist each child prepare for their very special ‘first day’ of school and aims to leave each child feeling more comfortable and confident with their personal learning journey at school.

Who can enrol in the program?

This program is open to any child who is looking to start Kindergarten in 2017, regardless of where you plan on educating your child.

What is the formula for making the right decision about when and where to send my child?

Taking the time to investigate all available options will always prove beneficial when looking at making the right decision for your child’s future in education.

Finding the right learning environment that will embrace your child as a unique individual is a recommended beacon to help direct your exploration.

Realising that there is no set formula for making this decision can be handy advice. Take on board everyone’s advice but remember that you know your child best!

What is involved in the Let’s Explore transitional program?

The Let’s Explore transitional program is divided into five separate sessions that are designed to allow your child the chance to explore all areas of school readiness in a hands-on, interactive approach. The children will be navigated through areas of academic learning, social interactivity, and gross and fine motor skills. Embedded in each session will be the opportunity to practise general Kindergarten classroom systems and structures.

Tasks will be completed successfully and confidence will increase as your child completes the program feeling that they are ready to begin the magical journey of school life that awaits them!

Dates

The free, 5 week, Let’s Explore program will be run across the following dates:

Day 1
Friday 21st October 2016
9.00am - 11.00am
Me, You, Us - Games-based activities that explore working together.
Story Time - Explore the wonderful world of stories.
Day 2
Friday 28th October 2016
9.00am - 11.00am
The World of Words - Creating with letters and words
Day 3
Friday 4th November 2016
9.00am - 11.00am
Space Exploration - Using technology in the classroom
Day 4
Friday 11th November 2016
9.00am - 11.00am
Jump On In - Explore the specialist classes on offer at SMGS and meet the Junior School students
Day 5
Friday 18th November 2016
9.00am - 12.00pm
Out & About - Explore what’s outside the classroom. Students stay for some Morning Tea. End-of-program presentation.