Welcome to New Entrant Families!
We are looking forward to getting to know your child and family. It is an exciting time as your child starts school.
Once you have enrolled your child at Balmoral School, you will receive further information about your child’s start date and visits. We recommend that children have between two and three school visits which take place on consecutive Tuesday mornings, prior to your child’s start date.
Whilst the visits are an important time for you to get a feel for your child’s new environment, they are also an important time for your child to continue to build their independence skills. With this in mind, you are welcome to spend time in the classroom but also have the option to move up to the staffroom to give your child some time in class without you. We would strongly recommend that you leave your child for the second and third visit so that you can set-up the routine for saying goodbye in the mornings. This will help to support a smooth transition on their first day of school. You must, however, remain on the school site. You are more than welcome to pop back into the classroom later on in the session.
We hope you find the information in the booklet below useful and that it helps make your child’s transition to school as smooth as possible.