Transition to School
Transition for Enrolled Students Coming From Other Schools
New students and parents are welcome to spend a session visiting the hub prior to starting with us. This is a good opportunity for meeting the teachers and other children and familiarising themselves with the physical environment. During the enrolment process we will contact you to see if you would like a school visit and to organise a time that suits, prior to having their first day at Amesbury School.
Transition for Enrolled New Entrant Students
Our transition policy below outlines the steps and activities we will have in place for children turning five during the year and starting school as New Entrants, as well as for children starting during the year from other schools. The four main transition activities for new five year olds include:
- Invitation to our Four Year Old Progamme
- Visit to the child's early child care centre and talk with their teacher
- Two school visits (more can be arranged if necessary)
- New Entrant Parent Information Session
During the enrolment process we will email you the specific details with times and dates for attending the four year old programme and the parent information session times each term. We will contact you again a month before your child's starting date to organise early child care centre and school visits.
Four Year Old Programme
Sessions will be running from 1:40 - 2:40pm on:
- Tuesday 28 July
- Tuesday 4 August
- Tuesday 11 August + New Entrant Parent Session at 3:30pm
- Tuesday 18 August
- Tuesday 25 August
- Tuesday 8 September
- Tuesday 15 September
Please note there will be NO Four Year Old sessions on:
- Tuesday 21 July (first week of Term 3)
- Tuesday 1 September (teachers away on ski camp)
- Tuesday 22 September (last week of Term 3)
Any week you wish to attend just sign in at the office, then go to Koru Hub and join all the children on the mat when the bell rings. As part of a Ministry requirement we ask that parents stay on site during these visits. Don’t forget to sign out when you leave.
See you there!
Angela Johnston - Associate Principal
As these times are arranged well in advance, dates or times may need to change. We will inform you of any changes.
Information Sessions for parents on new entrant students
These sessions are held once per term. Parents of new entrant students are welcome to attend the session closest to the date their child is due to start school.
Term 3, 2015: Tuesday 11th August @ 3:30pm
Term 4, 2015: Tuesday 3rd November @ 3:30pm
We recommend that uniform is ordered at least one month prior to your child starting school. Although we carry some stock, this will allow sufficient time for items to be delivered if we need to order them in for you. Further information on uniform items required can be viewed here.
If you would like to find out more about the costs associated with starting school, you can follow this link to read our blog post on "Known Costs for 2015"
For further information contact Angela by email at [email protected] or phone the school on 04-477 3423