At Cranbourne East Primary School we offer a smooth transition program for students when starting at school, transitioning through the year levels and when moving from primary school to secondary college.
As part of the Year Prep Transition Program, Preschool children are invited to CEPS for a number of orientation sessions. These sessions are designed to make the child’s transition to primary school as smooth as possible. Supervised by teachers, the children participate in mixed groups undertaking a number of activities which include ICT, Visual and Performing Arts, Science and Physical Education. The transition program consists of three transition sessions, an official orientation day and a Prep information evening after which parents are notified of their child’s Home Group Teacher.
Students across the school participate in an internal school transition program. This includes visits to the next year level class, buddy activities, meet the teacher and students, and things to look for when participating in the visit.
Year Six students will participate in a transition program to the secondary college they will attend.
This program aims to support Year Six students in their academic and social journey from primary school to secondary college.
In Term 2, parents complete an application for the secondary college. Teaching staff will liaise with the secondary college and regional office to place students at a secondary college.
In Term 3, parents and students are notified of their acceptance into their nominated secondary college.
To support the student’s transition the Year Six students will complete a range of activities. These activities include a school tour and talks hosted by student leaders and teachers.
Students who will attend Cranbourne East Secondary College will also complete buddy activities.
All students attend a state wide transition day during Term 4 usually in the first week of December.