Transition Sessions

Pre-School to Foundation Transition

New environments can prove to be overwhelming and schools are no different.  To support our prospective students, Karoo runs a Transition Program which has proved enormously successful.  We provide a series of four sessions during Semester 2, available for enrolled children, with an emphasis on introducing the school environment to them. Experience has shown that our Foundation students settle very quickly into school life when these sessions have been attended. We notice they are familiar with the Foundation classrooms and staff, and have generally already formed new friendships.

Storytime @ Karoo

Friday 28th April at 9:30am and Tuesday 2nd May at 9:30am in the Karoo Primary School Library. Session runs for 30mins and is open to all pre-school children.

Karoo Discovery Night 
Wednesday 31st May 2023 from 5:00-6:00pm at Karoo Primary

Parents will meet with school leaders and learn about our whole school learning and wellbeing programs at this information session. Children that attend have the opportunity to experience our Foundation classrooms and enjoy a range of engaging activities with our current foundation teachers.


Fitting Into Foundation Transition sessions
(For student enrolled in Foundation 2024 at Karoo)

Session 1:   Wednesday 1st November 2023
Session 2:   Wednesday 15th November 2023
Session 3:   Tuesday 28th November 2023
Session 4:   Tuesday 12th December 2023 (State wide Orientation Day)


Foundation Parent Information Night
Thursday 7th December 2023 from 6:00-7:00pm
(For parents of students enrolled in Foundation 2024 at Karoo).

Learn about starting school, collect school book packs, meet your child’s 2024 teacher and other parents from your child’s class.


Transition for Pre-school parents
We understand that this can be a challenging time for parents, especially those embracing school life for the first time. During transition sessions, our Karoo Parent Association hosts a parent morning tea in the staffroom providing the opportunity to meet and connect with other parents (morning tea provided). The KPA members are also available to answer any questions parents may have, as they too have experienced how it feels to make that transition from pre-school parent to school parent.

Karoo also offers Parent Information evenings to assist parents in transitioning to the school environment, one focusing on the curriculum and one on what to expect when your child starts school.