For all of our new Prep children we have a buddy program so that they can get to know the school and some of the other children quickly to help them settle into school life. During the transition program held in the year before Preps start school, each child will be connected to another child in readiness for forming a relationship with them in their first year of school.
The buddies work together on different activities each week, they help them get to know the grounds and play with them on occasions. You will see photos of the program in action when you come to visit the school.
We believe that every child can succeed and that means that some children may require additional time and support to achieve their best.
All teachers work with small needs based groups in their classes to differentiate the curriculum and better meet the needs of individual students. The school employs an additional assistance teacher to support students in literacy and are taught through specific and explicit teaching approach via MSL. additional assistance can be through intervention and extension. We place importance in ensuring students are also provided with opportunities to be extended through our enrichment programs provided to students who have been identified achieving 12 to 18 plus months ahead of their peers in the Victorian Curriculum. These classes occur once a week and are led by the Assistant Principal. Each classroom teacher also extends students through a differentiated program within their weekly teaching schedules.
As well as the core curriculum, Moorabbin Primary School offers a range of extra-curricular programs and lunch-time clubs.
In addition, there are some lunch-time activities that run for different ages of children. They include a garden club, coding club, colouring club art club, school choir along with a variety of sporting activities and training at different times of the year.
Supporting new Students – transition
Moorabbin Primary School has an extensive transition program for students new to the school each year.
Starting in the year prior to the children’s start, there is a program for incoming Preps as well as one for students new to other levels of the school.
The Prep Transition Program begins early in the year to include a series of scheduled tours which can accommodate both children and parents. Both group and individual tours are held on a regular basis.
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We hold an information evening in May for Prospective parents so that they can get to know what the school offers.
Starting October of each year, we schedule a number of sessions that our incoming Preps attend. They include having time with each specialist teacher, spending several sessions in the Prep classes and finally working in the group they will be in for the coming year.
For students who transition to our school mid term there is an individual transition plan developed with the principal and parents to best suit the needs of the child transitioning. Every child’s needs are different and their are often set circumstances why families need to transition. Each child is buddied within their classroom to ensure they have a like minded group of students to support them as they transition into the school.