Starting School

Discovery Time Transition Programme

Our hill location means that children come to our school from a number of early childhood experiences and situations. At St Mary’s we believe that making a good start at school is important to your child’s experience of school. We have seen how children adapt more readily to school when they have been given the opportunity to integrate into classroom procedures gradually. Our transition programme is founded on this belief. Our discovery programme allows families who are considering enrolling at St Mary’s a great opportunity to see what schooling is like at St Mary’s.

Our Discovery Time programme is held  Thursday afternoons from 1:45 pm till 3:00 pm.

Your child is invited to join the Discovery Time programme when turn 4,  please contact the school office to register or if you would like more information.

Starting School

Building on our discovery programme and its pathway into school, we also encourage school visits. These usually begin six weeks before your child is due to start school, however we will work with you to make transition into school as smooth as possible.

It is also a really good idea to bring your child to the playground at the weekends or after school so they get familiar with the surroundings of the school before their first visit.

If you would like more information about school visits or have any questions, please contact us.