Ngaio School

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Link Programme

Link Programme 

for preschool children who are going to turn five soon.

I would like to invite you to participate in transition to school programme, held every Tuesday and referred to as the Link Programme.

The purpose of this programme is to share with you and your child some of the learning experiences that will form part of their daily routine once they begin school. It is designed to promote understanding of expected literacy and numeracy practices. My intention also is to build links between home and school in a non - threatening environment. During these afternoon sessions we will walk around the school, ensuring that it is a familiar environment. You will also have the opportunity to meet Liz Millar the school Principal. Short visits to our new entrant classes will complement this programme.

We value your child’s preschool portfolio and will use this as a catalyst for designing future learning pathways. Therefore, if you would like to share this with me, I’d be pleased to view this.

What do we require of you?

  • A parent or caregiver to accompany the child to as many of the Link Programme afternoons as possible. We offer up to four sessions for each child.
  • Support with encouraging your child to participate in the activities.
  • Free exchanges of information about your child that will help teachers facilitate a smooth transition to school.
  • A willingness to network with parents of similar aged children and to enjoy the process!
  • To have your child enrolled for Ngaio School before starting the Link Programme.
  • To inform Nicki Mitchell in the office of your attendance. n.mitchell@ngaio.school.nz or alternatively you could ring: 939 6455

When: Tuesday afternoons 1.30-2.45 p.m.
Where: Report to the school office on arrival
What do you need? Yourself, your nearly five year old, plus a preschool portfolio if you have one.
Please ring or inform us of your intention to attend. You can attend up to four sessions, (but less if your child is due to begin school within four weeks).

The Link Programme