Happy 3rd day of Prep! We are so proud of the calm and resilient way our Preppies and their families have transitioned to 'big' school. We've observed wonderful play, great listening and have seen beautiful friendships forming.
As the 'newness' of Prep wears off, sometimes your child might say things like 'I'm tired' or 'I want to stay home with you!' We use the phrase 'your job is to go to school and my job is to pack your lunch and make sure we get to school on time' to support student understanding that big school is 5 days a week, 9am - 3pm. Showing a visual clockface of 3pm and stating you'll be outside the classroom at pick up are other ways to reassure your child that you're coming back at the specified time. Feel free to chat with your child's teacher if you're experiencing any difficulties with transition, or to provide feedback on how your child is going so far. Throughout your child's time at Banksia, clear communication with our school and the class teacher is crucial for ongoing success. Banksia see education as a partnership between school and students/families. Please sign up to our online platform (seesaw) for class news and our school Facebook page for school wide messages.
Welcome all 2022 Prep and new students, you're now part of 'Team Banksia' and we're so happy you're here!