Transition to school is not just about the first day of school; it is a process that happens over time. It begins when children and families start to think about and prepare for the commencement of school.
With this in mind, we have created the Little Stars Transition Program for children about to commence Reception at Nativity. Little Stars takes place on Fridays in terms 3 & 4 the year prior to starting Reception. Initially, it is for a half-day in term 3 and then a full day in term 4.
The aim of Little Stars is to:
- Nurture each child’s self-worth by creating an atmosphere where children feel respected and loved
- Encourage children through play and set tasks to explore, invent, discover, question and experiment
- Work in partnership with parents to prepare and facilitate a positive start and transition to school for children and their families