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Transition to School Programme

Starting school is a big step for you and your son. Children who make a positive start to school will feel comfortable in their new surroundings, and develop a sense of belonging within the school community.  They will feel excited to be at school, and motivated to learn.  Preparation for your son‘s first day at school is paramount,  and we are delighted to offer the Medbury ‘Transition to School Programme’, which assists with this important stage of your son’s development. 

Making a positive start to school helps your son to develop his social, emotional, learning and independence skills, which all contribute to his well-being and happiness.  Children who are happy in themselves and in their surroundings, are better able to meet life’s challenges.  They are also better learners and have stronger relationships with their peers.

St Margaret's Preschool, Selwyn House Preschool and Medbury Junior School are delighted to offer your son the Medbury ‘Transition to School Programme’, which has been designed  to ensure that he has the best possible start at school.  The programme will enable your son to move seamlessly from preschool to primary school, whether that be to Medbury or to one of the many local schools in Christchurch.

Each session will be 1 hour and 40 minutes long, and will run from 8.40am to 10.20am.  The sessions are designed to build on your son’s knowledge and skills gained at his preschool, and introduce him to a wide range of activities which he may encounter when he starts school.  Throughout the programme, your son‘s learning experiences will be documented in a ‘Transition to School Booklet’, which he will be able take back to his preschool and share with his friends.

For further details and to enquire about a place on the next Medbury ‘Transition to School Programme’, please contact either:
Tanya Moore, Headmaster's PA, Medbury School, by clicking here.
Sue Gleeson, Director of St Margaret’s College Preschool, by clicking here.
Victoria Knutson, Head of Selwyn House Preschool, by clicking here.

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