Endeavour School

New-Entrant Transition to School

At Endeavour School we strive to provide a Transition to School programme that meets the needs of the child and their whanau to ensure a smooth transition into life at school.  Students can start at Endeavour School from the day their fifth birthday, but no earlier.

Here at Endeavour School, our Learning Environments differ from the traditional classroom which means that our Transition to school programme needs to reflect this. We are incredibly lucky to have been selected to be part of a Transition to School research project and this project has formed the basis of our transition programme.  We are confident that this programme assists with the child developing a sense of belonging within their new school context, setting them up for success as learners.

At the heart of our transition programme is the child and during their visits, they will embark on a new and exciting journey.  They will begin forming relationships with teachers and peers, get to know their new learning environment and be immersed in the learning programme. 

Parents get the opportunity to participate in these visits alongside their child whilst also learning more about the school from our Friends of Endeavour (PTA) as well as having an 'Endeavour 101' session. This session with Chrissy Wakeman, our Associate Principal of Learning, enables the opportunity to learn about teaching and learning and have any burning questions answered. 

Each child will have three transition-to-school visits run over a two week period, with each visit running from 9.15-10.15am.

If you have any questions regarding the transition to school process or you would like more information please contact Chrissy Wakeman at chrissy.wakeman@endeavour.school.nz.

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