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Where every child matters and every moment counts

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FAQs

When should I enrol my child for Prep?

 

To be eligible for enrolment in our Prep 2023 class intake, your child must have their fifth birthday by April 30th 2023.

 

Do you run a Prep Orientation program?

 

We believe that a successful transition program really helps children to thrive when they start Prep. 

 

With this in mind, each November we invite our new Prep students to participate in the Prep Orientation Program.

 

We start with a parent information night, which is a great opportunity for parents to ask questions, meet teachers and our school leaders.

 

The children are invited to attend our orientation program, which is made up of two morning sessions from 9am – 11am.  All our new preppies, meet their class teacher and participate in activities that assist with their school transition.

 

As part of the Prep Orientation process, Prep students are assigned a Buddy from our Senior student community.  Buddies are introduced during the two November visits, and are then a friendly and welcoming face in January as Preppies start their school life.  Our Senior Students offer help, support and friendship to the newest members of our school community.

 

Is there a handover process with our kinder?

 

As a part of our commitment to ensuring every child starts their school journey positively, our Prep Transition Leader visits every one of our enrolled Preppy’s kindergartens to speak with the child’s teacher for ‘prep handover’. This gives us an insight into the approaches, strategies and tools that work best for your child.  These are then incorporated into planning for the start of the new school year.

 

We understand that Prep Transition may need to look a little different depending on the needs of your child. Our Prep Transition Leader can tailor a transition program that works for your family, and this can be discussed on our personalised tours.

 

Do you run a Phonics Program?

 

In our Junior Classes we teach synthetic phonics to give our students confidence as they start their reading and writing journey.

 

Across the school we take an Evidence Based Approach to our teaching and learning.

Do you accept enrolments in other year levels?

 

We welcome enquiries regarding places for students in other year levels.  These can be made any time, and an appointment with the Principal will be organised.

Places in other year levels are dependent on availability and in accordance with our enrolment policy.

 

How can I find out more about St Joseph’s?

 

We welcome your enquiries either by phone, email or in person. 

St Joseph’s Northcote

38 James St, Northcote – we are located just behind the Town Hall.

Principal, Mary Kearney

(03) 9481 7166

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