TRANSITION TO SCHOOL

During 2015 our centre teaching team completed a self review on our Transition to School Programme. This involved critical and constructive thinking and researching around what we wanted for our transitioning children to learn and know. As a result we now have a ‘timeline’ of learning and exploring for our four year old children to guide them through the final year at Island Bay Childcare.

BENEFITS OF ISLAND BAY CHILDCARE

CONFIDENT LEARNERS 

Children will grow up to be competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body, spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.

CHILDREN’S INTERESTS

At Island Bay Childcare, we base our transition programme on children’s interests and building on what the already know and can do.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Te Whāriki is the curriculum document for Early Childhood Education in New Zealand.

ABOUT TRANSITION TO PRIMARY SCHOOL

TEACHER MEETS WITH FAMILY

When children turn four years old, their profile teacher meets with the family and discusses their aspirations for their child and what is important for their family and culture in preparing a child for school.

EDUCATION

Over the course of the following year, we provide a robust, educational and fun programme that supports the child to learn self-care skills, pre-literacy, early maths and science, a sense of belonging and identity and develop a love of learning.

STRONG LINKS WITH LOCAL SCHOOL

Island Bay Childcare has developed strong links with local schools in our community and work alongside new entrant teachers to support each child into their new class and school.

CONTINUITY LEARNING

Transition to school can be seen as continuity of learning. Rather than a one off event, transition is a process, where children settle into learning. Children and families experience it in their own way and in their own time.

INDIVIDUAL
GOALS

Te Whāriki is the curriculum document for Early Childhood Education in New Zealand. To support your child in their transition to school from the Pukeko room, we provide them with a strengths based assessment on how they are meeting the learning outcomes and learning dispositions reflected through the strands and goals of Te Whāriki in regards to ‘school readiness’. This will help to plan individual goals in collaboration with you, to prepare them further in the final year in the lead up to school.

LEARNING
JOURNEY

Our teaching team have developed a guide of what school readiness looks like for children transitioning from the Pukeko room and are ready to support families in preparing for the next stage in their learning journey. This is based on the 5 Strands of Te Whariki- well being, belonging, contribution, communication and exploration.

NEED SUPPORT?

We can support you with your application for WINZ subsides contact Island Bay Childcare and we can give you the support you need.

ISLAND BAY CHILDCARE PROGRAMME

We offer a programme based on integrating activities and learning opportunities that prepare children for school through their daily routines and rituals.
In this programme we promote independence and preparation for school. We encourage children from 4.5 years to bring their own lunch box one day per week on a Friday or their last booked day of the week.

FULL DAY

From: 7.30am to 6.00pm

We offer the 20 hours ECE scheme for full day enrolments
We have a minimum booking of 2 days per week

SHORT DAY

From 8.30am to 3.30pm

Limited spaces
We offer the 20 hours ECE scheme for short day enrolments
We have a minimum booking of 2 days per week.

SESSIONAL HOURS

From 8.00am to 1.00pm
Or 1.00pm to 6.00pm

Limited spaces
We offer the 20 hours ECE scheme for short day enrolments
We have a minimum booking of 2 days per week.