At St Patrick’s, we aim to ensure the transition into Kindergarten is a smooth and positive experience for all students.
Transition programs involve several opportunities for students to visit the school and participate in classes and playground activities, while their parents have the opportunity to socialise and meet new parents. Staff also conduct information sessions for parents to learn vital information about school readiness.
New Kindergartens are well and truly a part of the school community prior to their official first day of school. Kindergartens receive invitations and letters from their Year 5 buddies prior to starting at St Patrick’s to ensure that they have at least one special friend on arrival at school.
Students transitioning to high school are also supported by involvement in induction days at St Mary’s Catholic College Gateshead. St Patrick’s classroom teachers and Learning Support Teacher are also available to discuss learning and social needs of transitioning students with representatives of St Mary’s.