Silverstream School New Entrant Information Pamphlet


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Information to help transition your child to starting at Silverstream School

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Things I Need Your child will be part of Ako Iti (Little Learners) team. This includes children from New Entrants to Year 2. Although we don’t have a uniform, school polo shirts, hats and house T-shirts can be purchased from the office. Wide brimmed hats are compulsory to wear in Terms 1 and 4. New Entrant Stationery Packs can be obtained from the school office. Please give all stationery to the classroom teacher on your last school visit. We recommend that your child’s school bag includes a named lunch box, drink bottle and a change of clothes. They will also need to bring Day One The first day of school is a very special day. We suggest that you arrive between 8:30 and 8:50am. This will give your child time to do their morning jobs and set up for the day. We encourage you to say goodbye to your child by 9:00am. We will contact you if your child becomes unsettled. Starting at SILVERSTREAM SCHOOL Welcome ❉ Haere Mai ❉ Afio Mai Mālō e me’a mai ❉ Bula Vinaka Starting school is very tiring. If your child needs a rest in the coming weeks, please talk to the classroom teacher. Silverstream School Whitemans Road Silverstream Upper Hutt (04) 528 2596


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Where School Do I Start? Visits Starting at Silverstream School is a special time for you and your child. We encourage you to enrol your child up to one year prior to them starting school. When enrolling your child, we require a Birth Certificate, Immunisation Record and proof of your address. Our principal Lisa Cavanagh will meet with you and show you around our school. Silverstream School has a zoning policy. This policy and the school zone area is listed on our website: School visits give you and your child an insight into part of the school day. It will help to establish the morning routines so that children can manage their own resources and organise themselves for the start of the day. They will also experience some of the activities that are involved in school life. Once you have enrolled your child you will receive a letter inviting you to contact the school to book your school visits. These are done through our school office. Our visits are on Wednesday morning from 9:00 - 10:30am. You are more than welcome to stay on with your child for morning tea, which finishes at 10:50am Relationships will begin to be built with teachers and classmates as well as other parents. We look forward to getting to know your child and family as we begin our learning partnership. Getting Ready To get your child ready to start Silverstream School you can: visit the school grounds in the weekends and become familiar with the layout play on the school playground practise walking to school encourage your child to practise writing their name attend school visits encourage your child to wear a hat and carry their own school bag watch our ‘Starting School’ link on our website:



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