Kia ora and welcome to the Richmond View School Community. This is a special time in our school history and we are excited to begin this journey of Transition with you.
The Transition from home to school is one of the most important times in your child's life and we want you to know we are walking hand in hand with you in this process. If you need any help with anything or just need to ask a question please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With our school growing every day we are changing the way we do things to merge with the rest of our area school. The new school entrance is in between Room 3 and 4 and Room 5. If possible please try to enter through this area and make your way into the school via Room 1. As the Transition Room is right beside the office then it is easy to access after drop off.
What to expect in our Transition room
The Transition Room Daily Timetable (see top right) ensures the three key learning areas of Numeracy, Writing and Reading are completed in the morning. Along with this we run a Perceptual Motor Programme which practises the main things students should be succeeding in at 5 years old. For more information on this please view here
In the afternoon we have News time, Inquiry Learning (our major Topic of study) and Physical Education.
Behaviour and Expectations
We use slips school-wide to encourage positive behaviour and learning. A green slip is sent home when a student has done something exceptional in their behaviour/attitude or learning. An orange slip is sent home as a behaviour/learning warning. This is to allow you, as first educators, to discuss the action and consequence which caused the receiving of the orange slip.
Once your child has been at school between 6-10 weeks, we will assess their Reading, Writing, and Math's ability. After these are completed we will invite parents in to a short meeting to discuss how your child is going and we will try to answer any concerns or questions you may have. We can also give a brief classroom tour at this time. Official Reporting is done in Term 4 where a written report is sent home.
During your child's school visits it is not necessary for them to be in school uniform so please do not feel pressure to purchase things before they start. RVS is in the process of changing our uniform (please refer to picture at right) but there is a 2 year change over time from the old uniform to the new.