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Middleton Mini's - starting school group

Middleton Public School Orientation Program

Orientation is for all children planning to come to Middleton Public School in 2024. It will be a special day in Term 4.

Orientation for the children will be held in the Kindergarten rooms. This allows the children to get to know the classrooms, mix with all the students and participate in group activities, as well as getting to know teachers at the school.

There will be parent information session running in the hall while children are at orientation. At this session you will be able to view the school uniform and have many of your last minute questions answered.

An information pack will be handed out, including all sorts of relevant resources for parents as well as a take home activity pack to do if desired.

Pre-Kindergarten Interviews

Pre-Kindergarten interviews will be offered at the end of Term 2 and commence early Term 3. At the interviews the teacher will give a booklet to your child and chat to them about their interests. This assists in building relationships for a more relaxed experience in the school environment. 

Middleton Minis Program

During Term 4, for 2 hours each Friday we run a fantastic transition to school program called Middleton Minis.

During these sessions the children will be become familiar with the school community environment by visiting:

  • the playground
  • the kindergarten rooms
  • library
  • play equipment
  • canteen
  • Computer room
  • office
  • hall

The children will get to see and meet teachers and be introduced to school procedures such as:

  • lining up
  • walking in lines
  • use of toilets and bubblers
  • responding to bell times

The children will participate in activities such as:

  • dancing and singing
  • story time
  • reading and writing games
  • development of fine and gross motor skills
  • art, craft and lots of fun!

Transition also gives the teacher the opportunity to get to know the children and identify their special abilities and needs to ensure they have the opportunity to develop towards their full potential.

The teacher will also be looking for children who need a little extra help in different areas such as:

  • speech and language
  • learning difficulties
  • eyesight and hearing
  •  as well as assessing needs of children with medical concerns 

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