At Green Bay School, all our five-year olds enter a Head Start class when they first begin school. Head Start is a programme specially designed to give children the best possible transition from pre-school to school. Children’s readiness for formal learning is developed through a comprehensive literacy and numeracy programme, and a range of developmental play activities such as playdough, sand and puzzles. The programme enables children to develop relationships with others, and be involved in vital skills such as problem solving and taking turns. As all five-year olds are at different developmental stages, individual needs are catered for by varying the amount of time each child spends in this class before moving on to the next stage of their schooling.
An integral part of the success of Head Start is the importance of prior visits. Our school policy is that all New Entrants must attend three prior visits. These have been carefully planned to give maximum encouragement to children and give our littlies and their parents an opportunity to get to know the school and the teacher.
Please contact Pauline in the office to make arrangements. More information is also available in the enrolment packs or by making an appointment with the Junior Syndicate Team Leader.