A smooth transition to our school is very important to the well-being of our students.
St Joseph's School places great importance on implementing a supportive and informative transition process for students and the families new to our community.
Letters will be sent to families advising of dates during the term prior to visits taking place.
Reception Students Transition
For those children still at kindergarten, our staff will visit their kindergarten, where time is spent observing and talking with them. They also meet with the Kindergarten teachers to cover specific detail about each new student.
We encourage families of Reception students to enrol their child in the Junior Joeys Programme to support their successful transition into schooling at St Joseph's. Following this 10 week programme, all new Reception students are invited to two additional Transition Visits in the latter half of Term 4 to meet teachers and gather with their peers beginning school the following January.
Primary Students Transition
Future Primary students attend an orientation day late in Term 4, visiting classrooms of their current year level, mixing with our current students.
Parents are invited to an information session early in the New Year, where staff inform them of classroom procedures and answer any questions.
Secondary Students Transition
Students going into Year 8 attend an orientation day with their peers. The students are given buddies for the day and have a fun day familiarising themselves with our School.
Those students transitioning into other Secondary Year levels also attend a transition day mid-way through Term 4. Students experience what a day at St Joseph's School will be like.
Parents are invited to an information session early in the New Year, where staff will inform them of classroom procedures and answer any questions.
Students that join our school family during the year are introduced to a buddy who will help them settle in and start new friendships.