We offer a very successful and comprehensive range of programs designed to support the transition of prep students from their home/preschool environment to school.
We offer a very successful and comprehensive range of programs designed to support the transition of prep students from their home/preschool environment to school. During Terms 3 and 4 all preschool students have a tour of the school with their parents, visit the Prep classroom a number of times and experience a lesson in a Specialist area.
For further information on preparing for and commencing school, please refer to our Prep Transition Booklet.
The Preschool Buddy Program begins in the July before commencing school. Grade 5 buddies visit the local preschool in small groups on a weekly basis to get to know and support their young buddy.
The following year Prep students and their grade 6 buddies meet daily during February and then participate in activities together throughout the school year on a weekly basis. Buddies also assist the new students in the playground at recess and lunchtimes.
Rosedale Primary School is part of the Wellington network of schools that plan transition activities to secondary school.
An open day and orientation day are held as part of the transition process, as well as visits to our school by secondary staff.
A special graduation ceremony and dinner is held in the school courtyard for year six students, their parents and staff each year to celebrate the student’s final year at primary school.