Information for 2023 families
We are excited about welcoming or welcoming back families to the Glen Education community. As the move towards kindergarten 2023 gets closer, we would like to share some key information and dates with you.
ENROLMENT DOCUMENTATION (legal requirement for enrolment)
This is mandatory documentation and must be provided and meet our requirements prior to any child attending a Glen Education service. The Customer Relations team will email you a link to complete this form from November.
EDUCATOR WELCOME AND INTRODUCATION TO KINDERGARTEN
To be held in November, the Welcome and Introduction to Kindergarten provides families an opportunity to:
- meet the educational team
- learn about our approach to teaching life skills
- learn about our flexible program
- understand what you need to bring to kindergarten on the first day
- ask questions
- view the kindergarten space
No RSVP necessary. You will notified of dates and times via email
FAMILY WELCOME BBQ
Join us in a Welcome BBQ at the kindergarten in February! Make new connections with other kindergarten families and get to know the educational team in a casual setting. Dates will be shared with families via email
FIRST WEEK OF KINDERGARTEN (31 January – 2 February)
Glen Education will commence the kindergarten year with half sessions of kindergarten in the first week enabling children to gain both experience and confidence with their new environment, peers and educators. From the second week of kindergarten (Monday 6 February), normal full sessions will commence. Children who may benefit from a more gradual approach to the kindergarten year, will have an individual orientation and transition plan developed.
You will receive a booking link to register for your child’s first orientation session. A Parent/Guardian must remain with their child/ren for the duration of the FIRST orientation session.
The purpose of the 1:1 teacher interview (to be held in February) is to facilitate a learning discussion. Please feel free to raise any important information you would like to share with your child’s teacher. These sessions will be offered online through the platform Microsoft Teams or in person at the kindergarten. Further details on when and how to book for 1:1 interviews will be provided by the teacher during orientation week.
What to Bring to Orientation
Gaining an insight into the interests, expectations and needs of you and your child is an important part of building relationships between families and educators.
Please answer the questions in the Getting to Know You Form about your child so the educators can begin to get to know your child and to better plan for their individual interests and needs.
At your first orientation session, please remember to bring:
- your completed Getting to Know You Form
- 1 individual photo of your child
- 1 family photo (any size)
- My Health, Learning and Development Record (green book)