At Caulfield Primary School, Prep orientation is an exciting and enjoyable lead up to the start of school, which each Prep child will remember as the special time when Caulfield Primary became ‘their school’.Prep Transition begins in Term 4 with children attending four, two-hour sessions. At the first session, parents are invited to attend a morning tea and information session, while the children meet their teachers for some special activities. The remaining three sessions focus on establishing a rapport with the teacher and getting to know friends in class. The children are ‘buddied’ with older students who will be their mentors during their first term at school.The last session includes a celebratory lunch for new and existing children and parents.In recent years, play dates have been held in the school grounds over the holidays, providing important opportunities for children and parents to get to know each other, and for the children to become more familiar with the school environment.New parents often have lots of questions about school. Perhaps you are unsure about lunchboxes, uniforms or how to help in the classroom? Members of the Parents & Friends Club are available to call each new parent to see if there is anything they would like to know.Full details of session dates and times are forwarded to all future-enrolled Prep student families in Term 3.