Prep Transition Program
St Clare's Primary School Thomastown West
A smooth and easy transition into St Clare's Primary School.
Information sessions, school tours and open days for Prep enrolments are conducted in February and March of each year. Details are provided to local kinders early in the school year.
If the allocated tour dates don’t suit, families are invited to make an appointment for a personalised school tour.
Following an enrolment submission, an interview with the Principal will be organised. At these interviews, we are able to learn about the specific needs of children and families, while also allowing parents to ask any questions they may have about St Clare’s. Offers of enrolment are made following the enrolment interview.
Our Prep teachers will visit students at kindergarten for an opportunity to interact with them in an environment in which they feel safe and comfortable.
Parent Information Sessions
A parent information session is conducted late in the school year to enable families to build relationships amongst each other and ask questions about transitioning their child to school and the orientation process.
Two orientation sessions are provided in November where children spend time in the classroom with the Prep teachers. A buddy meet and greet session is also incorporated where the children meet their Year 5 buddy for the following year. Two further orientation sessions are conducted at the beginning of the school year in small groups, to ensure teachers get to know the children before placing them into class groups.
The final part of our orientation program is a Welcome Family Picnic, which is held early in the school year. This event is valued by all members of staff as we welcome our Prep families into our St Clare’s community.
Words from Our Community
" I love this school because of all the wonderful subjects. The best subjects are writing because I get to write my own stories, PE and Art. In Art you can create exciting artwork and PE is great because we get to play fun games. The students are really kind and they help you when you’re sad. Some of them make really great friends. That’s why I love this school."
Before & After School Care at St Clare’s is available for all year levels and is operated by an external care provider called Extend. Both before and after school care operates from our school hall. Before school care begins at 7am and after school care runs until 6pm. Extend is Australia’s largest family owned and operated Outside School Hours Care provider. Our Before & After School Care and School Holiday programs are engaging, inclusive and safe. Coupled with our knowledgeable, compassionate and energetic educators, there is good reason why Extend is the place for your children to thrive, learn, laugh and play.
Since 2002, Extend has enriched the lives of children across Australia, we’ve partnered with extraordinary schools like St Clare’s Catholic Primary School and have helped parents balance work with family life. Most rewardingly, we have had the privilege of shaping young minds, witnessing their growth and development during their most important years, and making a real difference to children’s lives. We are tremendously proud of what we have achieved and excited about the journey ahead.
Hours of operation, fees, how to book and holiday program information can be accessed on www.extend.com.au
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