Over the past few weeks, our Waratah room children have been preparing to go to school.
We have implemented a program that introduces many of the major changes that will occur, to ensure this happens as smoothly as possible for them. The activities we have introduced as part of the transition to school program include: a 'kiss and drop' at the front door, many excursions to Ryde Public School, wearing their new school uniforms, and eating lunch out of lunchboxes.
Even if a child is used to being in childcare, school is still a significant change in their routines and daily program. It fills us with confidence when we see them excitedly showing off their uniforms, and proudly eating out of a lunch box as we know they will then feel confident on their first day of school - helping to contribute to a succesful start to their school career!
Best of luck, Waratah class of 2012.