Somerville Primary School

2017 Prep Enrolments

Once your child has enrolled at Somerville Primary School, they will be invited to attend a planned transition program to welcome your family into our school.

In Term 4, we schedule 4 one hour sessions and a half day session, when your child will come to school and take part in activities in the classroom. Whilst the children are in the classroom, the teachers will get to know your child and allow them to become familiar with the school environment, the types of activities they will do at school and the teachers likely to be teaching them when they come to school.

Transition Days are as follows:  Wednesday November 9th 2016 - 2pm to 3pm, Wednesday November 16th 2016 - 2pm to 3pm,  Wednesday November 23rd 2016 - 2pm to 3pm,  Wednesday November 30th 2016 -  2pm to 3pm and Tuesday December 6th 2016 - 9.30am to 1.00pm.

We believe that primary school is one of the best times to forge wonderful relationships which may become life-long.  Becoming involved in our school offers you the opportunity to meet others and be a part of your child's learning.

Remember, we have an open door policy and all questions are welcome.

During term 4, our Prep teachers visit the kindergartens to speak to the teachers about our new students. We also look at the transition statements prepared by the kinder teachers. We use this information to help make the transition to school as smooth as possible for your child. Parents are also encouraged to speak to us about anything that will assist your child starting school.

At our final transition session, which is a half-day session, scheduled Tuesday December 6th 2016 from 9.30am to 1.00pm, the children will be in their classes for the following year in a relaxed happy atmosphere.

At the start of the Prep year we hold 40 minute interviews (1st, 2nd, 3rd February 2017) at scheduled times with all individual families in the classroom.  During this time, parents have the opportunity to get to know the teacher, to hear them interact with your child and to sort out books and requisites. The teacher will also be conducting some informal assessments with the child to ascertain their entry level. This is a most valuable session for all.

Preps first day of Term 1 will be Monday 6th February 2017 from 9.20am to 1.00pm.  Tuesday 7th February Preps will attend  from 8.50 am until 1.00pm,  Wednesday 8th February they don't attend. From Thursday 9th February to Friday 24th February Preps have Wednesday's off and all other days are full days (8.50 am to 3.15pm). This eases their transition and gives them an opportunity to recharge their batteries, so that they are fully able to participate and enjoy the rest of the week at school.  As of Monday 27th February all Preps attend all five days.

We aim to give each student a happy and settled start to their primary education. Parents play a vital role in this transition and we welcome your continued support. For further information please contact the school administration office.