Foundation Transition

Foundation Transition @ Blackburn Lake Primary School

 

Starting school is a major milestone for your child and your family. At Blackburn Lake Primary School we understand that although an exciting time, it can be an emotional time and needs gentle consideration and careful preparation.

 

At Blackburn Lake Primary School, we want to help make the transition to primary school and our school community a smooth and positive experience for your child and your family.

 

We understand that the kind of experiences children have as they become familiar with their new surroundings, routines and procedures can affect their transition to school. At Blackburn Lake Primary School, through our school Transition program we aim to build collaborative partnerships between families, early years’ educators and school staff in order to support your child with their transition to our school.

 

To book a school tour in 2024

School Tours are held every Wednesday during the school term at 9.30am between the 20th March and 26th June 2024.

To reserve your spot please complete the ’Online Booking Form‘.

Online Booking Form

 

 

Transitioning to School

Our Foundation Transition program aims to prepare children for their new learning environment and to build strong communication and positive relationships with our families.

 

 

Parent Transition

In addition to our student focussed transition sessions, we provide parent information sessions  on these afternoons that address:

  • Student Wellbeing
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Preparing your Child for School
  • Our School Community

 

Supporting your Transition

In addition to these student and parent transition sessions we also:

  • Provide a ‘Being in Foundation’ transition story that answers questions about school life at BLPS in the weeks leading up to starting school.
  • Provide a School Transition Showbag which provides optional activities to support your child’s transition to school.
  • Provide a BLPS Parent Information Handbook and a Foundation Information Handbook for parent reference.
  • Visit local Pre-Schools to exchange information between pre-school and school teachers.

 

Starting School

As a result of our Transition program, when the children finally start school, they will have already met their Foundation teacher and be familiar with our school. Their teacher will be very aware of supporting the children and their families at this time, as will all of the staff.

To help with settling in, we provide:

  • Teacher contact details to support home/school communications
  • Half-day attendance for the first week of school
  • Tea and Tissues morning tea welcome for Foundation parents on their child’s first day of school
  • Different play and lunch times for Foundation students
  • No school on a Wednesday’s for the first 5 weeks to allow for Early Years Assessment testing
  • Welcome Assembly led by our student school councillors where each student is presented with a native plant gifted by our Parent’s Association
  • Curriculum Focus in Term 1 that supports the students to develop a sense of belonging in our school community with strong connections to both teachers and peers

Foundation 2024 (Prep) Enrolments @ Blackburn Lake Primary School

 

The Department of Education (DE) has released a new statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline.

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including Blackburn Lake Primary School.

The new timeline will apply for children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024. All government primary schools will follow the new timeline in 2023 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2024 school year.

You can find information and resources about the new timeline, including factsheets, at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers for the 2024 school year’ from the Starting School webpage (available from 24 April 2023).

 

Please note: You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2024 at Blackburn Lake Primary School from 24 April 2023. Tours are running now, please book into a school tour to gain a greater understanding of the opportunities available at Blackburn Lake Primary School.