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PREP WAYS – A SCHOOL BASED PROGRAM AT BLACKBUTT STATE SCHOOL
WHAT IS PREP WAYS?
Prep Ways is a school based program designed to help you and your child enrol in Prep for 2018.
 
This program includes:
·     One enrolment interview with the 2018 prep teacher and or the Principal;
 
·     Attendance at one Prep Information session. This is a general information session that will answer your questions about Prep and help you with ways to get your 2018 Prep child/ren ready.  This session will be on Monday 4 December from 9.00am to 10.00am.
 
·     Our Ready, Set, Prep Program where your child/ren get the opportunity to experience a Prep classroom on Monday 4 December after the information session 10.00 to 11.30am and participate in the Under 8’s school activity held in November;
 
During Semester two 2017, our Prep teacher visits the two Early Childcare providers in Blackbutt for half a day every fortnight. 
 
During these visits, our Prep teacher will observe and interact with your prep to be children and staff from both centres to help transition your child/ren into Prep 2018.
 
WHAT IS READY, SET, PREP?
 
Ready, Set, Prep is a part of a school program that enables your prospective Prep child to participate in one classroom session and meet the Prep teacher and participate in Under 8’s Day at the school.
 
This session will be held on Monday 4 December 2017.  The timetable is as follows:
9.00am to 10.00am
Introduction and Welcome, an Orientation session in the school hall includes curriculum expectations in Prep,  uniforms, lunches, fruit break, school day times, toilet procedures,  P&C information, tuckshop, getting your child ready for Prep
10.00am to 10.45am
You will accompany your child to participate in some Prep classroom work
10.45am to 11.00am
Eating time-bring along a nutritious snack to eat with your child
11.00am to 11.30am
Watch your child play in the school playground
11.30am
Finish and Thanks in the hall
 
PREP ENROLMENT INTERVIEWS
 
Individual interviews of approximately 20 minutes, are arranged by appointment at Blackbutt State School. The interviews will be conducted by the Prep teacher with assistance from the Principal.
 
PREP ENROLMENT INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT DATES:
TIME 1:  30 AUGUST 2017
TIME 2:  6 SEPTEMBER 2017
TIME 3:  8 NOVEMBER 2O17
 
If these times don't suit, please phone the school and arrange a more convenient time for the enrolment.
 
To arrange an interview, please phone Blackbutt State School on 4170 2222 and ask for a prep enrolment interview time on your selected date from above. You will be asked to collect a Prep Enrolment Pack from the school’s office.
 
Sensitive or confidential matters will be discussed if required at the interview. This information includes medical, legal, custodial and cultural matters that you deem are important for your child to be successful at school.
 
You will need to bring the following to the interview:
·        A birth certificate for your Prep 2018 child;
·        Accurate completion of the Prep Enrolment Pack
·        Any documentation to support medical, cultural, legal or custodial issues
            for your childl/ren.
 
THE PROCESS TO ENROL YOUR CHILD IN PREP 2018
STEP ONE
Phone the school on 4170 2222 and arrange an appointment time with the office staff.  Collect the Prep Enrolment Pack from the office.
STEP TWO
ENROLMENT PACK
Complete the Prep Enrolment Pack.
Return the completed Enrolment Pack to the school’s office with all supporting documents.
STEP THREE
ACCURATE COMPLETION OF INFORMATION IN THE PREP PACK
We enter the information you give us into our departmental database. Please help us by completing all parts of the pack and be as accurate as you can so that we have current emergency contacts, phone numbers and email addresses
STEP FOUR
BIRTH CERTIFICATE:
To enrol you must have your prospective Prep child/ren’s birth certificate/s. Please bring along your Childcare Centre’s Transition Statement.
STEP FIVE
BOOKING A PREP INTERVIEW
Office staff will give you instructions to book your enrolment interview
STEP SIX
ATTEND READY, SET, PREP PROGRAM.
 

 Prep Age Guide