Transition

 

At Bayswater South Primary School we believe in smooth, positive transitions to the next school year level for all children.


Kids Club

 

Our Kids Club is for children who currently attend four year old kindergarten and will be starting school the following year. Kids Club is a wonderful way in which children become more school-ready and familiar in a school environment. During Terms 3 and 4 our activity sessions include: story time, gross motor games, playground visit, music and movement, maths, German language experience, and art.


During Term 4, we also conduct three formal transition sessions for our next year Foundation students – two half days and a whole day of student attendance. Students who are able to participate in our Kids Club and Transition sessions find this an enriching experience and help to further facilitate a positive start to schooling life.

 

Whole School Transition

 

In the second half of each year students participate in Whole School Transition to help prepare them for their beginning of the new school year. By participating in short activities in the current teachers and current classrooms of their next year in school they can become accustomed to some of the environment and expectations they may encounter in their next year. They also have the opportunity to meet students from other year levels that may be in their class next year. This process culminates with the Whole School Transition Day, in early December, where students spend the whole day in their next year level, again becoming accustomed to the environment and expectations for their next year. In their last week of the school year, students ‘Meet the Teacher’. Students meet their next year’s classmates and teacher, and get to discuss what is planned for their next year of schooling.

 

Year 6 to Year 7 Transition

 

Our ex-students, now in Year 7 are invited back each year, late in term 1, to have a Transition Pizza Night. The Year 7 students share their recent experiences of starting secondary school, both the positives and negatives. The students in Year 6 are encouraged to ask questions about the transition into secondary school and any concerns they have, which the Year 7 students are then able to offer advice on how to deal with the changes and differences.

The Year six students also participate in a state wide Year 7 Transition Day in early December, where they spend the day at their new school, meeting their new classmates and teachers and participate in some Year 7 lessons and become familiar with the surroundings and expectations.