Today was the inaugural meeting of the Talking Transition Network at Wahroonga Public School.
The Kindergarten staff of Wahroonga Public School shared their knowledge of the Best Start Assessment, its links to the NSW Literacy and Numeracy Continuum, what information parents receive and how the assessment outcomes inform our classroom programming.
This is a copy of the presentation. Click on the image below.
In attendance : 6 Wahroonga PS Kindergarten teachers and 20 Early Childhood Educators from 9 local prior to school settings. These included:-
KU Wahroonga, Turramurra Beehive, Wahroonga Beehive, Pymble/Turramurra Community Preschool, All About Children Turramurra, Twinkle Tots, Pymble Pinjarra, Explore and Develop Waitara and Christchurch Preschool St Ives.
I received emails from other centres unable to attend on this occasion and hope to see them and other centres at future meetings. We discussed the invitation being extended to other Kindergarten staff members from local Public Education, Catholic and Independent schools.
Everyone agreed meetings would be beneficial once a term next year. Finding a suitable day and date will be impossible to suit everyone. However the more often we meet – the more opportunities we will have to attend.
Topics brainstormed for future discussions included :- EYLF, Kindergarten routines, Visiting each others settings, Loose Parts, Playground ideas, Student needs such as fine motor development, Buddy Programs, What are other centres doing for transition , etc
Dates and locations for 2017 Talking Transition Network meetings will be advised shortly.
I’m excited to see we have finally begun and cannot wait for the 2017 meeting.