Waikerie Lutheran Primary School encourages parents to take advantage of our two Reception intakes annually, one at the beginning of each semester. By taking enrolments of children twice annually, the children will have access to a play based focus of learning in a formal school setting.
Children who turn five before the 30th April will begin school at the start of the school year. Children who turn five before the 31st October will begin at the start of Semester two. Discretion with these dates will rest with the principal, dependent on the maturity level of the child. A child that has missed the semester intake will not be denied the opportunity of a mid-semester intake.
Having two intakes per year will enable greater stability within the classroom. It will allow the children who have started school in both Terms 1 and 2 to develop and adapt to the formal structures that are in place in a school setting together at the beginning of the year. Then, in the middle of the year, those children who would have started school in Terms 3 and 4 would be able to do the same. This process allows the class to progress with their learning without the interruption of repeating the same induction process mid-semester. Greater progress can therefore be made by the children throughout the year.
In preparation for this intitiative, we have devised a strategic plan which focuses on curriculum development, professional development and class resources. We are confident that with thorough planning this method of enrolment will be a positive experience.
Waikerie Lutheran Primary School.
Waikerie Lutheran Primary School is a school of the International Baccalaureate offering the Primary Years Program from Reception to Year 7. Located less than a kilometre from the township of Waikerie, the school is surrounded by a quiet suburb and vineyards; providing an ambience that is conducive to learning. The families that attend our school come from diverse backgrounds ranging from farming to professional.
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