IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2021 ENROLLED PREPS
Dear 2021 Warranwood Prep Families and new Warranwood Community members. Firstly, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and thank you for choosing Warranwood PS as a partner in your child’s educational journey. We are privileged to have this great responsibility and partnership alongside you.
Please find our COVID modified Prep Transition Program to support our newest little community members with their move to school. This is an important process and we have given great considerations to how we can support students and families with this transition process. Please note our staff will also be visiting kinders for observations and talking with kinder teachers and reading the transition reports to help with building understandings about our new Prep students. These modified experiences will assist teachers in getting to know our new students and assist with building classroom communities for next year. We still expect that students and families will know their class and teacher by the last session this year.
(Please note these dates may still be subject to change due to government enforced Covid 19 restrictions but families will be notified directly by email if needed).
As part of the enrolment process we are required by the government to take a copy of your child’s birth certificate and immunisation statement. Please make sure you remember to forward a copy of both statements to the office asap if you haven’t already done so J.
Parent Information Session for 2021 Enrolled Students
MONDAY 19th October 2020 at 7pm-8.15pm via zoom link – to be sent to family email accounts. We will be also breaking into small groups during this session to encourage relationship and information sharing opportunities for all.
2021 Prep Orientation Program Sessions- Please Note Changes due to Covid
We will provide a number of short meets in small groups online for students and teachers to come together and share an experience and build some relationships.
First Day of School 2021
Friday 29th January 2021.
Welcome to Warranwood Prep Family BBQ Evening- Still Planned
Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 6.00-7.30pm.
This is an informal get together for all 2021 Prep students and their families to celebrate the beginning of the school journey and a wonderful chance to meet other new community members. A sausage sizzle and icy-poles will be supplied. (We cater for vegetarian, vegan and other dietary preferences).
Prep Testing Days 2021
Prep students will not attend school on a Thursday or Friday for the first 3 weeks starting Thursday, February 4th 2021. During this time, students will come into school individually and complete compulsory Literacy and Numeracy learning interviews for a once off session with their classroom teacher.
Prep students first full week of school will be the week starting Monday 22nd February.
Special Note- Warranwood will continue to be flexible and responsive to student needs as we manage the Covid environment and protocols. We will always hold health and safety as a priority and will ensure our littlest and newest community members are well supported in their journey towards school life. Please rest assured our children are very resilient and capable and they will be ok if we as parents, teachers and trusted adults let them see and hear that we are ok and confident. Thank you for working with us and being so patient and flexible about this important transition from kinder to school. We are excited to see and meet you all at the ONLINE INFORMATION NIGHT and then start meeting your children throughout the sessions. Together we will ensure your children and our students make a smooth and successful start to school.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to call Sue at the office. No question is too small!
Term Dates 2021
Term 1, Friday 29th January - Thursday 1st April
Term 2, Monday 19th April - Friday 25th June
Term 3, Monday 12th July - Friday 17th September
Term 4, Monday 4th October - Friday 17th December