Transition to School

Transition to school is a critical time in the lives of children and families and will significantly influence each child’s future wellbeing and ability to succeed at school. In 2015 South Australia fell in line with other states and now accepts Reception enrolments once a year. Reidy Park Primary School accepts enrolments from within zone (see below), from any feeder kindergarten. Those living outside of our zone who wish to attend Reidy Park Primary School, must fill in an out of zone enrolment form and are not guaranteed a position in the school.

Starting school

If your child turns five before May 1, they will start school on the first day of Term One in that year.
If your child turns five on or after May 1, they will start school on the first day of Term One the following year."  Ref  www.decd.sa.gov.au 
In preparation for this, our school works with all other Blue Lake Partnership sites, in planning and holding a transition program in Term 4 of each year, enabling students to get a feel for school life in a planned and safe manner.
 
In 2014, we held 2 days of transition, but anticipate this changing for 2015-2016 enrolments, to enable a slower and more regular program to occur.
Our teachers aim to build on children’s prior learning and connect previous and new learning in ways which are meaningful for children. They recognise the value and importance of play and plan learning experiences which are can look different for individuals or groups.
 
If you believe your child has exceptional needs at any transition time, please contact the school to enable us to work together on this.
 
 

Moving onto High School

During the year, enrolment packages are sent to all families of Year 7 students, allowing hem time to make decisions about their future education. Mount Gambier High School and Grant High School work closely with their feeder schools, and hold an extensive transition program in Term 4. Students with exceptional needs at transition time are well catered for with an additional tailored program. Please contact our school if you see this as a need for your child.