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We offer Principal tours for prospective parents/carers at the beginning of each term. You will be greeted by our school captains at the front office followed by:
- An information session with our Principal, Deputy Principal and senior students
- Information about our transition to school program
- A school tour, including our widely recognised Gym for all program
- Q&A and morning tea
To register your attendance or for further information please contact the school by phoning 8276 3055 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual tours can be arranged on request.
South Australia has the same first day of school for all children which means that every child has four terms of Reception before they go on to the rest of their primary schooling. It means a more stable environment for children with fewer changes to classes throughout the year. If your child turns five before May 1, they will start school on the first day of Term 1 in that year. If your child turns five on or after May 1, they will start school on the first day of Term 1 the following year.
Transition to school
Starting school is an important time for children and families. Children who make a positive start to school are more likely to:
- feel comfortable, relaxed and valued
- feel excited and motivated to learn
- have good relationships with others
- develop a sense of belonging within the school community
Our transition to school programs help children cope with the new challenges, supports your child in developing their social, emotional and learning skills and contributes to a successful start to their schooling.
We offer our JumpStart program each Friday morning which begins mid Term 2 for children who have enrolled to start at Ascot Park Primary School the following year. The early years are crucial to the learning experiences of children and our Transition to School program provides children with the opportunity to:
- Improve transition into a new learning environment
- Build onto the learning at preschool
- Enrich early literacy and numeracy skills
- Establish quality relationships
In addition to our JumpStart program we hold a series of 4 orientation visits to familiarise children with our school context including playtimes, eating times and participating in specialist lessons. These are held in Term 4 for all children starting at Ascot Park Primary School the following year.
Please contact the school as early as possible for more information or to arrange an enrolment meeting and tour.
We run a GymPlay program for children from 6 months to 5 years of age and their parents/carers. The session runs on Monday mornings from 9:30am to 10:30am in our Gymnastics Hall.
Children are able to use a range of gymnastics, balancing and sport equipment in a free play environment. The session ends with songs and activities (parachute and lycra) on the mat.
The cost of the session is
1 Child: $5.00
2 Children: $8.00
3+ Children: $10.00
All children are welcome to attend. You will be given an enrolment form and further information when you attend your first session.