There will be no Jump Start in 2022. However please contact Courtney if you would like to visit our class and have a tour of the school. We always welcome new families - email@example.com
Our Jump Start to School programme is an initiative we will run again in Term 4 2021. This programme is available to four year olds in the district who are interested in beginning their schooling journey at Fairlie Primary School. The programme will run from 2-3pm on an afternoon, in our New Entrant classroom. Please keep an eye on our web calendar and Facebook page for confirmed days. During these afternoons we will used fun activities to allow children to:
get to know the teachers, the classroom environment and the school routine.
continue friendships from kindergarten, pre-school and the wider community.
Parents and Whānau will have the opportunity to meet other parents in a relaxed environment, become familiar with the classroom environment and meet the teachers. If you have any questions or would like to come in for a visit at anytime please contact Courtney - firstname.lastname@example.org
To support individual school visits and our Jump Start to School programme, our New Entrant class has regular visits to the Fairlie Early Learners and the Fairlie Area Kindergarten. Living in a small town a lot of children already know each other and these visits are a highlight for everyone involved. We also arrange times for them to visit us, so children can explore the school environment surrounded by people they know.
Skills and Activities Day
During Term 3 we organised a skills, games and activities morning for all young children in the community. We advertised on social media, in the Fairlie Accessible and put up posters around town. The New Entrant students also hand wrote invitations to every child at the Fairlie Early Learners and Fairlie Area Kindergarten to add a personal touch. All young people in the community were welcome at this event, including St Joesph’s school. This was a chance for us to showcase our New Entrant programme, for new parents in the area to meet the community and to have a morning of fun together!
Children in the New Entrant classroom created a brainstorm and choose all of their favourite fine motor skill, gross motor skill and perceptual motor skill activities to have set up on the day. This was a great opportunity for all students to share student voice and share their favourite activity from everyday learning. Overall we had 20 different stations set up, that all held rich learning experiences. Our year 5 and 6 students were assigned to a station to encourage and support the young people to engage in an activity. Home and school provided food and drinks for everyone involved and it was great to see them socialising and supporting new parents. This day was a major success with over 90 children, parents and teachers at the event. We got a huge amount of positive feedback and can't wait to have a day similar in 2018.