Presentation on theme: "Austinmer P.S. Kindergarten 2014. Some thoughts about education “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris “I."— Presentation transcript:
Some thoughts about education “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” – Sydney J. Harris “I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” – Lily Tomlin “Often, when I am reading a book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got my unlisted number.” “ The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.”
Introduction of staff Paul Petersen Executive staff Kindergarten teachers – 2013 Parent advice – Sam Soster Making interview arrangements Evening Session
How will Student Orientation work? For the next three Wednesdays from 10.00-11.30am. Meeting at the hall. Collect name tags. Children in three groups. Teachers will take students to classrooms. Kinders meet new buddies in the Kinder classrooms. Kinders will do some activities and play with their buddies. Library bags – this week Photo of them and their buddy – last session.
Orientation Presentations Parents have the opportunity to listen to a series of presentations made by different members of our school community. Teachers – 2013 Uniforms Scripture and Ethics teachers Verity Bone- Transition to school program Before and after school care P & C Canteen Current parents and their experiences Support staff at Austinmer P.S. Students from Kinder and Year 6
Buddies Buddy program – leadership for Year 6 students/ transition to school for Kinders Students from Year 5 (2013) partnered with Kinders for 2014 Organised by Sarah Webb – A.P – expectations of buddies Buddies – Kinder activities Requests – please let us know tonight if you haven’t done so already Pairings
Additional Information School Playgroup – Austinmer Beach – November 6 th more to be planned – Deb Ginn T.B.A Uniform ordering – 9.00-10.00am and 11.30-12.00pm – for each orientation session Dress Rehearsal – Creative Arts concert – Wednesday December 11 th – 10am Coffee van – 9.30 am – each orientation session This information will be available in note form
This year we will be conducting an informal interview process, where will be asking you a series of questions about your child. The questions will cover a variety of skill areas such as; social, independence, communication, fine and gross motor skills. We will also ask you to comment on additional areas such as; how your child sleeps, their use of technology and any hobbies or sports they may take part in. This process is simply for the benefit of getting to know your child as much as possible before they start next year, so that we can best cater for their needs. At the end of this session we would like you to book in to one of the scheduled interview times that we have allocated. Please ensure that you receive your return slip with your date and time. We will be conducting the interviews in our Assistant Principals office. Information Sessions