Holy Name staff view the transition of students from Preschool through to Year 2 as vital to developing a community of learners who feel a strong sense of belonging in a school that promotes wellbeing.
The school has taken the transition of students from pre-school to primary school to the next level with the Successful Foundations project. This is a positive, play-based project to support the transition of early learners to school and establish collaborative relationships between children, families, teachers and the community.
In the first five weeks, kindergarten students are given a learning block at the start of each day to engage with a variety of open-ended, play-based settings.
The school continues to invest in new ways to navigate this exciting period in a child's education, reaching out into the community and inviting families into the school to see the benefits.
This is why Holy Name invites students to the playgroup held on Thursday mornings between 9 and 10am at the school. The principal, Mrs Stephens, is a big supporter of the Holy Name School Playgroup. "We would like families from across the community to feel welcome to bring their toddlers and pre-schoolers to join in the playgroup."
The Kinder teachers are excited by the readiness of the children to learn and the positive impact on their wellbeing because of the plan in place to support students transition from their early learning environments to school.