Revised Prep Orientation Program Plan Update November 2020

Dear Families,

Thank you for your patience as we all navigate the ever changing landscape we find ourselves in at this time.

Prep 2021 Parent Information Night

We have made the decision to postpone the Parent Information night, originally scheduled for Wednesday 18th November, until Wednesday 25th November at 6pm. We hope that by moving the event to a later date we will be able to benefit from any further easing of restrictions. This will allow our new parents to enter the school, meet some key staff members and familiarise yourself with our school and our community in person. With a priority of forging relationships, our strong desire is to create an authentic face-to-face opportunity for our newest families rather than use an online platform. We thank you for your understanding and patience. 

In accordance with the restrictions, we will hold small group sessions with key staff rotating between the groups. We do ask that if possible, only one parent from each family attend the meeting, to limit our numbers onsite. A rundown of the key points discussed on the night will be distributed to families afterwards. If this is a concern for you and your family, please contact the school to discuss this. An additional information session will be held early in 2021 and we remain hopeful that this will provide an opportunity for all parents to gather as a collective.

 

Prep 2021 Orientation

We would like to confirm that there will be two Prep Orientation Days on Wednesday 25th November and Wednesday 2nd December. Unfortunately under the current restrictions we are unable to welcome all of our Prep 2021 students at one time and we will therefore hold staggered small group sessions across the course of the day in accordance with school guidelines. These groups have been determined by the school largely based on kindergarten intakes.

Friday 27th November and Thursday 3rd December - Playdate Sessions 9:30am-10:30am

  • In accordance with the guidelines we are able to offer the school grounds (outdoors) for a playdate for all Prep 2021 students.

  • Two sessions have been offered and we encourage the children to attend both sessions. 

  • Parents are unable to stay on the grounds, at this stage. 

  • Front Playground: Drop off/pick up at double gates on Staniland Grove

 

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming your child in the coming weeks.

 

Cannot wait to see you all soon,

 

Simon Collis

scollis@sjelst.catholic.edu.au