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Parent information: Moving from kinder to primary school

8 Mar 2018

As your kinder child makes the move to primary school, excitement and anxiety can both accompany the milestone.

Whitehorse Councillor Tina Liu said Council’s Parenting Information Session this month would assist parents’ understanding of how to make the change a smooth one, for the new preppie as well as the rest of the family.

“An expert in early childhood education, Louise Dorrat, will offer practical strategies to use as children approach the transition from kinder to school,” Cr Liu said.

“Louise will address elements that make the move to school a happy, relaxed one for all the family, such as the importance of play in preparing a kinder child to make a positive adjustment to this new phase in life.”

Other topics to be covered include school readiness in terms of social and emotional maturity and choosing a primary school that will suit your child’s needs.

Louise has a long history of tertiary teaching including at Swinburne, Victoria and Deakin Universities. She assisted in the establishment of the Westgarth Bush Kinder and has worked in the bush kinder setting for two years. Louise’s energetic workshops have taken her around Australia and you can be assured her presentation will be engaging and entertaining.

Council runs regular parenting information forums throughout the year on a range of topics, supporting parents, grandparents and carers. For a list of topics to be addressed this year, visit www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Parenting-Information-Forum-Program.html

The Transition from Kinder to Primary School
When: Tuesday 27 March, 7pm-9.30pm
Where: Whitehorse Centre (Waratah Room), rear of Nunawading Library, 379 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading
Bookings are essential: To book, visit www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Parenting-Information-Forum-Program.html
Cost: $2 gold coin donation payable on the night

To request additional access support including interpreting please contact Council’s Parenting Resource Officer on 9262 6175 or parentresource@whitehorse.vic.gov.au 

Please note we are unable to accommodate children at this forum.

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