Transition to St Johns

Little johns Transition to School Program

Helping new students to make the change from kindergarten to school is very important to us.  In order to facilitate this process we offer an extensive Transition program for students beginning in Reception.  Its purpose is not only to help children get ready for school but also for our school to get ready for our new children.

St. John the Apostle School invites children preparing to start school to attend our Little Johns Transition Group.

Places are offered to children who have been accepted for enrolment at St. John the Apostle School in Term 1 the following year.

The Little Johns Transition program is staffed by a qualified teacher and an Education Support Officer (ESO). The program is uniquely designed to enhance the learning environment for our youngest learners.


To introduce school routines.

 To create an atmosphere where children feel respected and loved.

 To nurture each child’s self-worth.

 To guide each child’s inquiry play to support understanding.

 Develop effective communication skills.

 To encourage each child to explore, invent, discover, question and experiment.

 For all children to learn through touching,

moving, listening, seeing and hearing


Through the Little Johns program, we aim to ...

Introduce School Routines such as:

* borrowing and returning of library books

* safe play in the playground

* safe use of toilets

* get to know St. Johns staff, children &  community members

Develop Independence by...

* following instructions

* completing tasks

* familiarisation of school grounds

Develop Fine-Motor Co-ordination by...

* cutting

* drawing

* Tracing

    Develop Gross Motor Co-ordination by participating in activities such as...

* ball games

* jumping

* climbing

* balancing

Develop Social Skills by...

* getting along with others

* taking turns

* following group rules

* problem solving

* decision making

Develop Listening  & Speaking Skills

* giving eye contact

* paying attention to others

* ask questions

* share ideas


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