Longwood Primary School

Transition Program

Starting primary school is a significant milestone for all children, and a successful and enjoyable transition to school will allow your child to commence Foundation with confidence. Our transition program provides an opportunity for students to meet their fellow classmates and begin the process of establishing friendships within their own year level and across the school. Students can familiarise themselves with the new environment and get to know our teaching staff.

Our transition program commences with Open Days in Term 2. Prospective Foundation students then attend on a weekly basis throughout Term 4. They initially attend for short story-time sessions with our students, which gradually extend to half-day sessions where they participate in a Literacy and Numeracy activity. The program ends with two full-day sessions that include a Literacy and Numeracy activity as well as a Japanese or Art activity, a buddy session with the seniors and a PE session.

During the school commencement month of February, Foundation students attend four days a week, with no school on Wednesdays. Over the course of these Wednesdays, teachers will roster an interview with the child and parent(s) to conduct some testing and provide a general information sharing opportunity.

Statewide transition day for 2023 is Tuesday 12 December.

Our transition program for 2024 foundation students will commence on Tuesday 29th August – 2.30pm-3.15pm and then continue the following Tuesday – September 5th, 12th and 19th.  In Term 4 sessions will be at the same time on October 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st. Sessions on the 14th and 21st November will be half day sessions and then the 28th November and 5th December will be full day sessions leading up to the State Wide transition day on Tuesday 12th December