The First Same Day Policy and Early Years transition:
In January, 2014 “The Same First Day” Policy came into effect across South Australia. Children turning 5 on or before 30th April are able to commence in January of that year. Those who turn 5 on the 1st May or later will commence in January the following year.
We have an Early Years Transition Coordinator (Irene Brownlie) who liaises with parents and pre-school settings throughout the year and coordinates a transition program in fourth term for students commencing Reception the following year. This ensures our new students enjoy a more settled and successful start to the school life.
Children transferring from another school during term time will begin within two days of enrolment depending on the outcome of an enrolment interview. Key considerations prior to accepting enrolments include:
- Being a local resident to the school
- Visa sub-class
- Appropriate space to accommodate new students
- Confirmation of no outstanding concerns or issues by previous school (SA schools / interstate)