From October-December in the year prior to your child commencing school, we offer a Prep/Foundation Transition Program. Our 2023 program will run across 9 sessions with both Thursday afternoon and Friday morning sessions being an option.
The Prep/Foundation Transition Program is an important opportunity for you and your child to become familiar with the physical layout of the school and to meet peers and their parents.
Our grade 6 students build a special relationship with our Prep students to promote an easier transition from kindergarten to school. The Buddy Program offers Preps someone who is familiar to them in the school yard and they know their grade 6 buddy will always look out for them. The Prep and Grade 6 students spend time across the year working together on fun activities including, scavenger hunts, reading, building and eating together. Helping our Prep's feel comfortable in our school environment and building great relationships is a high priority at Kinglake West Primary School.