NEW PREPS TO SPECIMEN HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
CHILDREN COMMENCING IN PREPS
Enrolling your child at Specimen Hill Primary School. Please contact the school – 54435353 to enquire when our Open Day is. At our school’s Open Day, our Junior School Councillors conduct tours around the school, information packages are available and you can have a meeting with the Principal/Assistant Principal. If you are unable to come along to the Open Day, please phone the school to make an appointment to meet with the Principal.
If you decide, Specimen Hill is the school for your family, please complete the enrolment form and return it to the school asap. You also need to provide a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate and an Immunisation Status Certificate (information below) before your child commences.
Your child is then invited to attend the prep orientation days in November/December. The Orientation program is optional, but we do encourage you to take this opportunity as it will assist with your child’s transition into school life. Activities will be designed to help your child feel comfortable about coming to our school, and to meet older students who will become their ‘buddies’ next year.
To familiarise your child with our school, please run this small video clip:-
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A request from the Prep Teachers:
Please make sure that your child comes to school with the following:
- The ability to recognise their first name
- The ability to unwrap things in their lunchbox or unscrew containers
- The ability to do up their shoelaces
- The knowledge that you will be back to get them
- The habit of drinking water regularly
- The feeling (we will help with this one) that school is going to be fun, full of friendship and learning
- The ability to take their own jumpers on and off
- All clothing labelled with their name
- The ability to recognise colours
- The knowledge that all adults at school will help them if needed
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY – A BIG SMILE!!
Always speak positively about school (regardless of your own experiences) as this send a clear and positive message to your children.
If you have any concerns, please see the Principal or Assistant Principal
STARTING SCHOOL – Information from the Education Department.
Starting school is a major milestone for you and your child, and the start of a new phase of life for you both. These pages will help make your child's move from kindergarten and other early childhood services to primary school as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
Your child’s first years of school will be exciting and engaging and this information will help you and your child make the most of the experience. There are handy hints and tips about your child’s school journey that are based on suggestions from other families who, like you, want the best for their children. Victorian government schools recognise and value the contribution you and your family make to your child’s education and this information explains how you can stay informed and become involved in your child’s education.
You can also subscribe to the Department’s free weekly email alert that delivers tips, insights and news, see: Prep for Parents
Getting Ready for School
How to help your child get ready to start primary or secondary school
Starting school is an important milestone and the beginning of a journey
In the Classroom
Curriculum, assessment and special programs
Wellbeing, Health and Medical Information
Including information about support services, nursing, behaviour and allergies.
Positive partnerships between families and school help support children’s learning.
Councils, parent clubs, volunteering and homework.
IMMUNISATION STATUS CERTIFICATE REQUIRED
As part of enrolling in a Victorian government primary school, or transferring between schools, you need to show your child’s immunisation status certificate to the school. Children who are not immunised can still attend school but they will still need to present an immunisation status certificate.
The Child History Statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register may be used, but is only valid if it contains the statement ‘this child has received all vaccines required by 5 years of age’.
If an outbreak of an infectious disease occurs at the school, children who have not been immunised will be sent home until the danger has passed.
For more information: - Immunisation status certificate