Preschoolers who attend seven or more transition sessions adjust to prep better than children who had fewer visits or none.
(Kay Margetts, Associate Professor in early childhood studies at Melbourne University)
A successful and enjoyable transition to school will allow your child to jump into Foundation with confidence. Our extensive transition program allows your child to become familiar with Milgate PS from early in the year and provides a range of experiences so you and your child are ready for their first steps as a new Foundation student.
Open Day & Night | Term 2
Come and see Milgate PS in action! We invite you and your family to Milgate PS during our Open Days. Our Open Days include a Saturday morning prior to Education Week, a mid-week morning and night that takes place during Education Week.
Come and see Milgate PS and all the amazing learning that takes place here.
Foundation Discovery Days | Term 2
Give your child their first taste of primary school. Our Foundation Discovery Days are specially designed sessions to give your child a fun and comforting experience while introducing them to our programs at Milgate PS.
While your child discovers Milgate PS, parents have the opportunity to have a school tour, mingle with other parents, or chat with our Principal or Assistant Principal and find out what Milgate PS has to offer.
Storytime at Milgate | Term 3
Enjoy storytime in our Library. Our Storytime sessions takes place over a number of weeks where our library teacher will read a picture storybook to your child and then have lots of fun with a creative based activity.
Foundation Transition | Term 4
Our comprehensive Foundation Transition Program aims to provide for students enrolled at Milgate Primary School an opportunity to participate in a program that will help them to have a smooth and happy start to their school life.
It is also planned to provide parents with information about school routines, the personnel available in the school to support programs, an opportunity for questions and the beginnings of a network of new parents.
Through this program teachers have an opportunity to meet new students and make observations that will assist in planning teaching and learning programs for the following year and to create well balanced student groupings in each class.
Foundation Parent Information Evening | Term 4
Parents are invited to attend their final information session and learn a bit more about Milgate PS. Information packs are handed out to all families with a child enrolled to attend in Foundation the following year, this also includes the class lists.