Wyoming Public School

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Emailwyoming-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Headstart

 

Welcome to Headstart!

In 2019, Wyoming Public School is offering a 26 week transition to school program, Headstart. We are fortunate to provide this program to families in our zoned area at no cost.

The Headstart program supports children and their families in the year prior to kindergarten enrolment. Its goal is to provide a smooth transition to "Big School" through developing children's skills in literacy, numeracy, language, social and motor skills.

Parent and Carer Information Session

  • When: Monday 26 March 2018
  • Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 2:45pm
  • Evening session: 6:30pm – 7:15pm
  • Where: Wyoming Public School, meet in the school office.

What makes the Headstart Program so successful?

  • Families choose to attend on either Mondays or Tuesdays. It is important to note that Headstart is not designed to replace a child's attendance at Pre-School. The Program operates for Terms 2, 3 and 4 starting with 2 hours per day and building to 4 and a half hours per day.
  • Headstart Program is staffed by an experienced Kindergarten classroom teacher who will work closely with your child's preschool as well as a School Learning Support Officer / Aboriginal Education Worker. Throughout the program children will also interact with our Kindergarten teachers and have the opportunity to have a speech and language assessment by a Speech Pathologist. The high staff to student ratio provides greater individualised support in physical, social, emotional and academic areas.
  • A Parent Information Program operates in Term 2 at the same time that the children attend. These sessions will assist parents in getting to know the school and its features as well as information about how English and Mathematics are taught in the Kindergarten classroom, Best Start Assessment, student behaviour and welfare, and school enrolment. We encourage all parents to attend these sessions as it provides an opportunity to get to know other parents as well as the staff at Wyoming Public School.
  • ‘Open Days' are provided during each term for parents to spend time with their children in the Headstart classroom and participate in activities. This allows parents to see what their child is achieving at school and meet their friends and teachers.
  • Staff report that the extended program has ensured that Kindergarten staff know all children's strengths and weaknesses and that all children start Kindergarten knowing school and class routines.
  • Children report that they make friends and are excited about starting ‘Big School.'
  • Parents report that they are more relaxed about their children starting school as they are familiar with school routines, programs and staff.

2019 Headstart Enrolment Pack can be collected from the school office. Further information is also available on the school website: www.wyoming-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Dates for 201, Mondays or Tuesdays (Parents select day)

  • Term 2: 9am - 11am (7 May - 3 July)
  • Term 3: 9am - 1.30pm (30 July - 25 September)
  • Term 4: 9am - 1.30pm (15 October – 4 December)            

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