Junior Joeys is a free Kindergarten transition program for children getting ready for big school.
Our Goal: To provide an opportunity for children getting ready for big school to interact in a variety of social and educational experiences in a structured and fun learning environment.
Junior Joeys offers a variety of learning opportunities through the early introduction to the school setting and familiarisation with school routines and environments. This is achieved through:
Exposure to social interactions with other preschool aged children and older students through our Better Buddies program.
On going development of fine motor skills, through art and crafts activities; group activities playing games; participation in music and dance activities and a range of gross motor and outdoor skills.
Exposure to a literacy skills such as storytelling, and sequencing; numeracy concepts such as numbers, matching, sorting and shapes; learning technologies such as interactive whiteboards and iPads; themed days that encourage creative and imaginative play; science based activities that encourage inquiry learning and creative thinking.
Testimonials from parents
What do you think your child gained from the program?
“Definitely meeting some friends that will be in the same class; more interaction and being socially prepared for school. Knows what to expect when starts school, not so daunting.”
“I think she will now feel a lot safer starting school next year after spending so much time there already and learning about what kind of things she will be doing.”
“A thirst to learn more.”“Confidence, friendships and an understanding of the school rules, systems and expectations.”
“His writing has already improved and he is excited to start school.”
“I think he is following directions better, his writing (tracing) is improving. He is very excited about starting school now.”
“Ready for Big School now!”