2018 Foundation and Somerville Stars Enrolments
Somerville Stars enrolments close on the Friday the 13th of October 2017. Successful applicants will be notified of their placement between Monday 15th and Friday the 20th of October 2017. Waiting lists apply.
Once your child has enrolled at Somerville Primary School, they will be invited to attend a comprehensive transition program to welcome families into our school and help familiarise Foundation students with the school environment ensuring a positive start to school.
Foundation/ Somerville Stars 2018 Transition Information Night Wednesday October 25th – 7pm -8pm
This information session is to provide further details of the Kindergarten to Primary School transition period.
During Term 4 Foundation teachers will visit kindergartens to discuss the students to help us understand the individual needs of each child. A Transition to School document is also provided by the Kindergartens which is a vital part of the transition process. This document is prepared by both the Kindergarten teachers and the families of the student; and provides detailed information about the child.
Transition Days for both Foundation and Somerville Stars students are as follows: Thursday November 16th 2017 – 2pm – 3pm, Thursday November 23rd 2017 – 2pm-3pm, Thursday November 30th 2017 – 2pm-3pm, Thursday December 6th – 2pm – 3pm. On Tuesday December 12th 2017 there is a State-wide Transition Day for all students and the Foundation/Somerville Stars students will attend a longer session, running from 9:30am – 1:00pm.
During the Transition Days families are invited to attend our comprehensive information sessions. These sessions will provide details regarding what to expect in the first year of your child’s schooling. This is also a great opportunity for families to connect and for them to begin to feel part of the school community. Any questions or concerns that you have about your child beginning school can be asked within these sessions ensuring families are fully prepared for the beginning of their child’s education.
Important dates for 2018
Wednesday January 31st - School resumes for students in Years 1 – 6
Foundation/Somerville Stars interview conducted 9:00am – 3:15pm
Thursday February 1st - Foundation/Somerville Stars interview conducted 9:00am – 3:15pm
Friday February 2nd - Foundation/Somerville Stars interview conducted 9:00am – 3:15pm
Foundation/ Somerville Stars student do not attend school in the first week. During this time each family will be invited to an interview that runs for approximately 40 minutes. Foundation/ Somerville Stars students will meet their teacher and complete an assessment to provide the teachers with an entry level. This assessment is purely to gain a deeper understanding of the child’s academic needs. Our teachers ensure that this is also a time students begin to develop a positive relationship with their classroom teacher. Families are also able to ask any further questions during this time.
Families will be informed of their interview time by mail, over the January school holidays.
Monday February 5th – Foundation/Somerville Stars students begin – 9:20am – 1:00pm
Tuesday February 6th – Foundation/Somerville Stars students attend – 8:50am – 1:00pm
Wednesday February 7th – Foundation/Somerville Stars students do not attend school. Please use this day as a rest day.
Foundation/Somerville stars students now attend school during normal school hours – 8:50am – 3:15pm. However, for the remainder of February students do not attend school on Wednesdays.
Thursday February 8th - Foundation/Somerville Stars students attend – 8:50am – 3:15pm
Friday February 9th - Foundation/Somerville Stars students attend – 8:50am – 3:15pm
Wednesday February 14th - Foundation/Somerville Stars students do not attend school. - Somerville Stars IEP parent teacher interviews. Somerville Stars families will be informed of their interview time during the week February 12th – 16th.
IEPs are Individual Education Plans. The Somerville Stars program offers these plans to be developed for each child to ensure the academic, social and emotional needs of each student are met.
Wednesday February 21st - Foundation/Somerville Stars students do not attend school. - Somerville Stars IEP parent teacher interviews.
Wednesday February 28th - Foundation/Somerville Stars students do not attend school. - Somerville Stars IEP parent teacher interviews.
Monday March 5th Foundation/Somerville Stars students attend school full time.
Please feel free to contact the school if you have any further questions about Foundation enrolment or transition
Melanie Bluff – Foundation Coordinator