Starting School

Starting school is a big step for you and your child. Below you will find some helpful ideas from our Foundation teachers to help make the transition a smooth and happy experience.



Most of all we welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your child so that we can all get to know one another, to build trust and mutual understanding. This takes the form of Open Days and Tours, Parent and Children Interviews once enrolled, as well as Transition Sessions for children and an informal cheese and wine evening for parents of new students in the December before commencing school. We also offer informal appointments around transition time, when parents have the chance to meet with Foundation teachers if there is the need.


We also recommend the Kids Matter - Starting School webpage which is a great source for practical ideas, including the below clip.