Transition to school with Mini Mack’s
Mini Mack’s is a welcoming program that transitions our pre-kinder students while they attend a program every Friday morning for 2 hours in Terms 3 and 4.
Our Instructional Leader, Assistant Principal-Learning & Teaching and our Additional Needs Teacher run the program to work closely with parents, preschools, day care centres and other professionals in supporting the transition of students to school.
In Term 4, the students will meet their kinder teacher/s and Year 6 buddies as they prepare to complete their transition program.
The goals of the program include:
- Developing early literacy skills through sharing quality picture books, discussion, play based learning activities and pre writing activities.
- Developing early numeracy skills, especially one to one correspondence in counting through play based games.
- Building and developing fine motor skills such as pencil grip, cutting and manipulating objects and gross motor skills such as hopping, skipping, jumping, throwing and catching
- Supporting students to be ready for school through developing listening skills, the ability to express their needs and feelings in appropriate ways, developing play skills, build stamina for learning and to get to know the school and our rules.