Explorers

Explorers Group

Explorers at East Taieri School

East Taieri School has a transition programme that started during 2016. This is called ‘The Explorers’ is held on a Tuesday afternoon from 1.35 – 2.35 in Room 9/10. The children who are going to be starting school are welcome to come along in the term before they start their 4 formal school visits. We would ideally like children to come along for 5-6 of these sessions, but this is flexible. All we would ask is that parents let either Annette in the office (4896737) or Natalie King (natalie@east-taieri.school.nz) know the day before the sessions.

Parents and pre-school teachers are most welcome to come with their children to these sessions, with the idea that the children will be independent when starting classroom visits. This will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and for me to share any information you may need in the lead up to starting school.

If you know of anyone who is due to start school and they are unaware of The Explorers group, please contact me natalie@east-taieri.school.nz


What do we do there?

  • We get to know about East Taieri School and each other
  • We make new friends
  • We read together
  • We make things
  • We find out about DIP time (our Play based New Entrant programme)
  • We practice skills we might need
  • We ask questions
  • We explore our school environment
  • We meet important people
  • We develop confidence
  • We have FUN as we get ready to start school

If you know of anyone who would like to join our group, please ring Annette in the office or e-mail Natalie at natalie@east-taieri.school.nz

Natalie King

Dean of the Junior School/Transition to school co-ordinator