Transition Program

The Pre-school / School Transition Program is comprehensive and covers multiple visits between the school and Toora Pre-School. Combined groupings occur at various times.
KINDER / SCHOOL TRANSITION PROGRAM 2017 (for 2018 Prep students)
Our Kinder/School transition program will begin shortly.  We are calling for enrolments.  If you know of anyone with a child commencing school next year who does not attend Kinder please invite them to come along to Toora Primary School to collect enrolment forms and the 2017 Information Pack.  Kinder/School Transition dates for 2017 are:  
TRANSITION TIMETABLE  (dates to be added once known)

1st visit                       Prep/1/2 Students will visit Toora Kindergarten 2:00 - 2:30pm

2nd visit                      Kinder Visit to School 12:00—12:30pm    What to bring:  Kinder students do not need to bring anything along with them
                              
3rd visit                       Prep/1/ 2 Students will visit Toora Kindergarten for Lunch 1:00 pm

4th visit                       Kinder visit to school 1:00pm

5th visit                       Kinder visit to school 12:00 - 1:00pm

6th visit                       Kinder visit to school 11:30 - 1:00pm

04th December           Parent Information Session at Toora Primary School 10:15am for all parents/Carers of 2018 Preps

11th December           State-wide Transition Day, Kinder students attend school for the whole day Where to mee
t: Administration Foyer What to bring:  Recess & lunch

Prep Brochure  (download our Transition document for all families)

Grade 6 Transition Program 

The school has a well developed Transition Program with South Gippsland Secondary College. The Grade 6 students visit the college several times and are involved in many of its activities. The school also receives visits from college staff and students who explain operational procedures and available subjects.

Teachers at South Gippsland Secondary College (S.G.S.C) and its feeder primary schools- Toora, Foster, Welshpool and Fish Creek- have worked together closely to provide a smooth and successful transition for the young students of our area.

Our Transition program includes a meeting early in the year to discuss any difficulties Year 7 students may be experiencing. Following this, two Year 7 students return to their primary school to talk to Grade 6 students. The Year 7’s display their work and provide details about routines, timetables, curriculum, camps, and school culture.

Our Grade 5 and 6 students visit S.G.S.C. for at least two Transition Days throughout the year. Our students take part in a mapping activity, learn canteen procedures, visit the library and have classes with S.G.S.C. staff. In December our Grade 6 students attend the state-wide Orientation Day. These visits are invaluable in providing familiarisation with their new surroundings and our students with special needs have the opportunity for extra visits.

As a Cluster we have developed and implemented an Information Proforma for Transition where Grade 6 teachers  plot the AUSVELS levels of each student; identify special strengths and achievements; and assess social and emotional progress based on You Can Do It foundations. The proforma details Students on the program for Students with Disabilities and clearly identifies any students that are “at risk” and in need of closer attention. We feel that this process gives our Year 7 teachers a concise and accurate snapshot of each student placed in their care and they can then refer to Grade 6 teachers if additional information is necessary.

We believe strongly in familiarising students with key people at S.G.S.C. well before they begin Year 7. Towards the end of the year, Junior School Coordinators visit and speak to our students regarding programs offered and any potential concerns. At this stage we review the Information Proforma for Transition and make recommendations regarding class structures and student placement.

In Term four our Grade 6 students complete a “Passport to S.G.S.C.” in which they introduce themselves to Year 7 teachers.

Central to our transition program is the development of close relationships between the teachers in the primary and junior-secondary school area as well as with students and parents. Our aim is to ensure that our outgoing Year 6 students are well equipped to enter secondary college feeling at ease and secure in their new environment and are therefore more likely to experience success as a result.

Grade6/Year 7 Transition

 

 MARCH: Grade 6 Visits

·         Year 7 student goes back to Primary School they attended to talk about life at Secondary College and answer questions (30 minutes)

 

MAY/JUNE: First Orientation Day

·         Students to wear school uniform

·         Primary school teacher to attend and teach period 4 class

Period 1: Ambassador Talk

Period 2: PE

Period 3: Music

Period 4: Own curriculum

 

JUNE: Grade 6 Information Night

 

 AUGUST: Second Orientation Day

·         Primary school teachers to attend and to move around classes

·         Students wear school uniform

 

 DECEMBER: Transition Day

·         Students do not wear uniform

Primary school teachers do no attend