Enrolment

Starting School at Langley Primary School
Both parents and teachers are very aware that children beginning school are passing one of the milestones they will meet on their way to adulthood and independence. Undue unhappiness can be avoided if parents plan experiences to prepare children emotionally for school.

There will be many new experiences for learning and discovery.
Learning in a world of change cannot be passive or overformal. Your child will be in a stimulating environment that allows for movement, investigation and discussion.

This is a time when children most need your confidence and understanding. You can share your child’s growth through your interest in their school life, their reading, and the work they bring home and through your visits to the school. As teachers feel that the school should give satisfaction as well as learning, there are many demands to meet and your support as parents is an essential part of a successful school.

Privacy and Data Collection information for new enrolments.
Enrolment forms new students 

School Entry (Immunisation & Birth Certificate)
ALL CHILDREN STARTING PREP MUST HAVE AN IMMUNISATION CERTIFICATE.
This certificate will indicate whether or not your child has been immunized against diphtheria, polio, tetanus, measles and mumps.
A copy of the child’s birth certificate is also required.

The First Day
On the commencement day your child will require a large school bag, play lunch, lunch and a drink (drink bottles with water only, are encouraged to be available to children at all times.)

It is important to arrive before time, not too early though as a long wait for class to begin may add to any strain or tension already existing. It is natural for children to experience some fears about school. (Will I miss home? Will the other kids like me? Who’s going to meet me after school?)

Discuss any fears about school BEFORE the first day. Be positive and loving. Be reassuring – say that everything will be alright. Do all you can to make your child happy and confident about going to school.

After a short settling in period, it is wise to leave your child with the teacher and leave the school. Leave your child cheerfully.

Letting go can be hard, but don’t let your doubts or nervousness dampen your child’s enthusiasm. If you have a positive attitude and look forward to the first day of school, your child will probably do the same.

Be careful not to smother your child. Allow them to carry their own bag & collect their belongings. Early in the year your child should be encouraged to enter the school & put their own bag away independently.

Learning can be Fun!
You can help your child become an interested learner by spending time with him or her by:
  • Helping him/her to recognise (and write) his/her name eg. Capital letters first, lower case for others eg Robert/Megan
  • Making shopping lists together
  • Encouraging your child to sit at a task for a short length of time
  • Counting objects in the house, find numbers in the environment
  • Joining a library and allowing your child to borrow books regularly
  • Sharing favourite books at a special time each day
  • Paying attention to signs and print in the environment
  • Writing and drawing with your child
  • Buying books as presents, this shows you value them
  • Playing simple games
  • Cooking with him/her
  • Making and using play dough
  • Singing favourite nursery rhymes and songs
  • Sorting washing, buttons etc.
  • Speaking positively
  • Praising their efforts-remember your child will develop necessary skills to become an independent learner, however he/she needs guidance
Children can be encouraged to help themselves by being taught to...
  • Care for their property
  • Dress and undress themselves
  • Tie their own shoe laces (if possible) or have shoes with buckles or velcro
  • Help in simple tasks
  • Put away toys and tools
  • Employ good eating habits
  • Manage in the toilet
  • Wash themselves
  • Listen carefully
  • Follow simple instructions
  • Obey simple instructions
  • Speak politely
  • Care for school property
  • Use a handkerchief or tissue
  • Open and close lunch boxes and school bags, drink bottles and be able to undo lunch wrap.