​​​​​​​​​​​Transition - Ready 4 Rochedale​

2023 Prep Enrolments are now open!

Enrolments for Prep 2023 are now open for children born between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018. Children must be 5 by 30 June in the year they enrol.​

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Introducing Transition Teacher – Mrs Katrina Johnson

kj.jpgWe are delighted to have Mrs Katrina Johnson join our prep transition to school team! She will work closely with Deputy Principal, Nicola Leslie and enrolments officer, Mrs Amanda Ross. We are all looking forward to welcoming new students and families to our school. Over terms 2 and 3, Mrs Johnson will be contacting our enrolled students' families and planning for participation in the 'Ready 4 Rochedale' program in Term 4. She is looking forward to visiting our local kindy and day-care providers to build productive partnerships to enhance our transition to school program.

'Ready 4 Rochedale' – Orientation visits – Term 4

Starting school is an exciting milestone and the beginning of building children's educational partnerships. Research tells us supporting children to positively transition to school helps foster their enthusiasm for lifelong learning. We have redesigned our prep transition program this year and look forward to our students enjoying the new activitie​s. Over 3 orientation school visits, our 'Ready 4 Rochedale' prep transition program will:

  • Assist pre-preps in making a successful transition to the school environment

  • Provide opportunities for the children to participate in classroom activities

  • Provide opportunities for children to practice skills necessary for school

  • Encourage new friendships..

  • Provide information and support for parents /carers.

Our 'Ready 4 Rochedale' program is outlined below:​
​1 hour sessions
​Students - groups of 15
​Orientation visit 1​
​Welcome to Rochedale State School.
  • Focus on developmental play
  • school tour
​Introduction to Prep Deputy Principal - Nicola Leslie and HODLE - Stacey LLoyd
  • ​what you ​need to know to support y​our child starting sch​ool.
​Orientation visit 2
  • ​​Focus on literacy skills - storytelling
  • School readiness skills
​Introuctions to P&C
  • Uniforms
  • Tuckshop​​
​Orientation visit 3
  • ​Focus on numeracy skills
  • Prep classroom visits
  • ​​Parent/Carers morning tea​

Over Term 4, the orientation visits will be held during 3 available time slots each Friday. 

Orientation visit times

  • 9.30-10.30am

  • 11.30am-12.30pm

  • 1.50-2.50pm

Register you Expression of Interest

Download the Rochedale Prep Transition Expression of Interest Form (PDF, 1.MB)​ and return to ​

Mrs Johnson will send further details and registration information shortly. Parents /carers will have an opportunity to nominate a preferred session allocation.  All families are encouraged to take advantage of our 'Ready 4 Rochedale' transition program.

'Ready 4 Rochedale' Parent Information Session – Wednesday 5 October – 4.00-5.00pm

To learn more about our 'Ready 4 Rochedale' transition program, Prep 2023 parents /carers are invited to join us for an information session on Wednesday 5 October, between 4-5pm in RPAC. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the Rochedale SS team and hear important information about supporting a successful transition to school.

2023 Shuffle Up Day – Friday 2 December – 11.30am-1.00pm

At the end of the school year, all children will have the opportunity to visit their allocated classroom and meet their teacher for the following year. This 'Shuffle-Up Day' allows children to begin building connections with their new teacher and classmates prior to starting in the new year. Further information will be available closer to the event.​

Last reviewed 30 May 2022
Last updated 30 May 2022