PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR SCHOOL
We understand that sending your child to school can be a very exciting but sometimes daunting time for both you and your child. To support your child in making a positive transition into Kindergarten, we have provided a few tips and tricks that may help them feel prepared and ready.
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TOP TIPS TO BEST PREPARE YOUR CHILD
THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S TIPS FOR STARTING SCHOOL.
The department has a variety of great resources and tips to support a positive and successful start to school. Click on the website to find out more!
CREATING SUCCESSFUL MORNING ROUTINES
Establishing effective morning routines with your child can greatly support a positive start to their school day. This website will provide you with information that may support your child in establishing effective morning routines.
MUNCH AND MOVE
To ensure your child has energy to make it through the entire school day, we encourage students to come to school with plenty of fruit, water and nutritious snacks.
Munch and Move is a government website that provides a range of different healthy lunch box ideas as well as tips on keeping your child active.
The website also has a range of fantastic tips on reducing your child's screen time and creating healthy sleeping habits.
SUPPORTING STUDENTS THAT MAY FEEL WORRIED OR ANXIOUS
We understand that starting school can be a very overwhelming time for you and your child. There are many things that you can do to support your child if they are feeling worried leading up to their first day.
Discuss school regularly, and in a positive way. Talk about all of the fun opportunities that that they will experience once they begin. You can walk and drive past the school so they can see where they are coming. You can also watch the numerous videos included on this website to familiarise themselves with routines and places within the school.
Talking to other children who are also attending our school, may provide comfort in knowing they will see a familiar face when they arrive.
For more information and resources, visit this website.
USEFUL SKILLS TO PRACTISE BEFORE THE FIRST DAY
To support your child in being best prepared there are a few things that you could practise at home prior to their first day.
Some of these include.
1. Packing and unpacking a school bag.
2. Wearing in new school shoes (for safety reasons students must keep their shoes on all day).
3. Opening their lunch box and drink bottle.
4. Putting their jumper on and taking it off.
5. Putting their bag on their back.
All children enrolled to start Kindergarten in 2021 will receive a library bag with a variety of resources that they can use at home to assist in their preparation for school.
WELCOME TO EDGEWORTH PUBLIC SCHOOL STORY
To further support your child prior to beginning school, we have created a downloadable social story. You can read this with your child to familiarise them with parts of the school and the school day.