Transition


There are many transitions for students in Primary School.

At Wallan Primary School we have a strong transition program to support all students.

 

Transition From Kinder - Foundation (Prep)

 

School Tours

  • School tours run on a weekly basis
  • Meet our Principal, Tanya Kirkright and our student leaders during a walk around our learning space.
  • Book your time now by calling the office on (03) 5783 1232 or click here.

 

Information Sessions

  • An initial information session is offered for prospective parents to see all the amazing experiences Wallan has to offer.
  • Tuesday 17th May 7:00pm onsite or online using Webex. 
  • Book your time now by calling the office on (03) 5783 1232 or click here.

 

2023 Foundation Parent Information Session

  • We will hold information sessions on various topics for parents/carers in Term 4, whilst your child is participating in the transition program mentioned below. 
  • This session will provide more detailed information for students enrolled at the school

 

Friday FUN Sessions

  • 3 and 4 year olds can come and attend with their parent/carer.
  • Listen to a story, sing a song and make a little something.
  • Bookings are essential. Book here. 
  • 1:00 - 1:30pm - Friday 20th May, 10th June, 29th July and 19th August

 

Foundation Transition Program

  • Families who have enrolled their child for the following year can attend our Term 4 transition program. 
  • Students attend 4 transition sessions on the 4th, 11th 18th and 25th November in 2022.
  • Enrolled families will get a letter in Term 3 indicating the time of your transition session. 

Foundation Testing Days

  • In 2023 Foundation students will not attend school on Wednesday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd February.
  • Foundation students only attend on their allocated time for testing and assessment with their classroom teacher. 
  • Dates and times are allocated towards the end of 2022. 

 

 

Transition Between Year Levels

 

At the end of the year we begin a staggered transition process to support students in their move up into the next year level. We begin with conversations, visits to classrooms and interactions with current year level teachers. Students also share with their younger peers what similarities and differences they will notice in the following year.

 

Students who need extra support during the transition process will work closely with their current teacher and our wellbeing team and their new teacher to make the transition as smooth as possible. 

 

Transition From Another School

 

When students transfer from another school we also ensure that we have a process in place to support the student and family. We offer school tours, time to meet with our wellbeing team and time to meet with your new class teacher.

 

 

Transition from Year 6 to Secondary School

 

Our Year 6 transition coordinator follows the Department of Education Primary to Secondary transition timeline each year. Wallan Primary School engages with various secondary schools to ensure that Year 5 and 6 students and their families begin to look at the prospects moving into Year 7. Secondary schools will offer information nights and/or tours at their venue. We also encourage schools to visit our students at Wallan to get to know them and share tips on secondary school life.

 

Orientation Day 2022

On the 8th December all Year 6 students will visit their secondary school as part of a statewide Orientation Day. More information around this day will follow from your allocated secondary school later in the year. 

 

Students who need extra support during the transition process will work closely with their current teacher and our wellbeing team as well as the secondary college to make the transition as smooth as possible. 

 

COMING SOON - Links with our Local Secondary College

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