For New Entrant Children: Making the transition to Lauriston School
How exciting to have a new child starting here at Lauriston School! We believe the transition into school should be a fun and exciting process for both your child and family and we are here to support you every step of the way.
The time your child spends on school visits is such an exciting time. You will receive a visit schedule that maps out your child’s visits, we normally plan 5 visits with the following schedule but we can be flexible with this.
Visit 1: 8.30am – 11.00am
Visit 2: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Visit 3: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Visit 4: 8.30am – 2.30pm
Visit 5: 8.30am – 2.30pm
Please feel free to contact Georgie if you feel an extra couple of visits could be beneficial. We will monitor how your child is going throughout their visits and make adjustments if necessary.
Uniform is supplied through the office and Trudy will help you with this. You may wish to pop into the office and sort out your uniform during a school visit. We also have some second hand uniform available.
All children at Lauriston School are provided with a Sports top. They wear these on a Friday for our sport option and then for other sports events such as Athletics Day. Children will have one of these ordered for them. Our LSS (Lauriston School Support) group kindly pays for these.
Stationary is supplied at the school office and will be charged to your school account. If you would like to cover your child’s books, you can take them home to get this done before they start school. It is up to you whether you cover them or not but it does make them easier to identify for children and gives the books a longer life span.
Our School Day
Our School day starts at 8.30am, we have morning tea from 10am – 10.30 and then Lunch from 12.30 – 1.30. We also have ‘read and feed’ twice a day where the children have something to eat while listening to a story. A packed lunchbox and drink bottle needs to be sent every day, it is very tiring when you first start school and we find that children snack often. Our school day ends at 2.30pm.
Methven Travel organises the buses. Please contact them for any questions about pick/ drop off points and times.
PMP and Coffee Group
Please join us every Monday from 9.10am until 10am at the Lauriston Hall for our Perceptual Motor Programme run with the New Entrant children and preschoolers, aged between the ages of 2 and 5. Stay on for a cup of tea and a chat with the coffee group from 10am. This is a great opportunity for the children to socialise with their future peers and for you to get to know other parents in the district.
If you have any questions no matter how big or small, please feel free to contact Georgie our New Entrant teacher at email@example.com