For 4-5 weeks in Term 4, children beginning Kindergarten the next year come to Holy Family for two hours each week.
During this time they participate in class, doing craft activities, listening to stories, singing songs and having morning tea together. This gives them a chance to familiarise themselves with the school and also gives the teachers an opportunity to observe the children before they start.
During the few weeks, our speech therapist, and literacy support team also do some observations. While the children are in the classrooms, there are sessions for the parents involving such topics as health, language, student management and of course, the practicalities of starting school at Holy Family.
This also gives the parents the opportunity to get to know each other over a cuppa and ask any questions they may have.