Foundation Transition Program

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At Fairfield Primary School, the aim of our Transition Program is to familiarise children with the school, facilities, some of the teachers, and future classmates through formal and informal activities. We recognise that starting school is a big step for children and our five-week program aims to provide assurance and excitement about the journey that lies ahead.


Our transition program runs from the end of October through November and involves:


Activity Date Time
Introduction to Orientation (Session 1) Thursday 29 October
  • Red group: 9:15 – 10am
  • Green group: 10:30 – 11:15am
  • Yellow group: 11:45am – 12:30pm
  • Blue group: 2:15 – 3pm
Orientation Sessions

(Sessions 2, 3, 4 & 5)

5, 12, 19, & 26 November

(Consecutive Thursdays)

  • All colour groups: 9:30 – 10:15am
Open Afternoon

(Optional activity)

Thursday 12 November
  • Optional activity: 3:45pm – 4:15pm
Parent Information Evening Tuesday 24 November
  • 6 – 7pm
Meet Your Teacher Session Friday 11 December
  • All children: 9.30 – 10.30am

For the purpose of our transition program, we place children into colour groups. These groups will be finalised in and communicated to enrolled families via email in mid-September. Please note, this grouping is not your child’s class for 2021; it is for the transition program only.


At this stage, we plan on running our program as normal – if COVID-19 restrictions are in affect, limiting those who can be onsite at the school, we will modify the program accordingly.


We believe that our Foundation Transition Program is highly successful and positive, helping children (and their parents) to feel more confident about joining the Fairfield Primary School community.