Transition ProgramsTransitioning and Peer Support
Peer Tutoring (Cross-Age)
Most classes are partnered up with a “Buddy Class”. This generally means a Junior Primary class partners up with an older class. They meet once a week to do peer tutoring activities, where students work together to enhance their learning and social skills.
Kindergarten to Reception Transition
A 5-week program is organised between the 2 local kindergartens and the school. The students visit for an hour the first week, extending to almost a full day by the end of term.
During their visits the students become familiar with the school and the routine whilst being involved in classroom activities.
Parents are invited to attend an information evening to;
- meet the Principal
- ask questions
- meet and talk with parents of students in their child’s class
- meet the transition teacher
- view their child’s transition classroom and the Junior Primary unit
- receive an enrolment package
A tour of the school will take place on that evening and is also available by appointment if desired.
Kindergarten / Reception Program
The Reception Unit and the Naracoorte North Kindergarten regularly work together.
The reception teachers and kindergarten staff plan how this occurs.
The Reception class visit the Kindergarten to join in the Kindergarten program. Students are involved in a variety of activities including art, play, drama, and physical tasks.
The Kindergarten students also visit the Reception class and participate in a play-based program that develops their literacy, numeracy, social and well-being skills.
Where possible we have straight Year 7 classes. We believe it provides the opportunity for these students to be leaders in our school, to have their own area and be given extra responsibilities.
Students have different teachers for different subjects, as in a high school situation. The lessons are timetabled and the students move to the teachers. On occasions they work together as a whole group providing further opportunities for social interaction and extension.
Students also access the high school throughout the year to familiarise themselves with the grounds and utilise the facilities there.
Year 7 to High School Transition
The transition program organised between teachers at Naracoorte High School and NPS ensures a smooth transition to Year 8. In term 4, a 2-page enrolment form is sent home for parents of Year 7s to complete.
High school students visit NPS during Term 3 to talk about high school and give students a chance to ask questions. In Term 4, students and parents are invited to an introductory BBQ at the high school. Students also tour the school. The program concludes with students attending a full day at the high school, in their Year 8 class-groupings, participating in a typical high school program.