At St James’, we aim to ensure the transition into Kindergarten is a smooth and positive experience for all students.

Transition programs involve up to four opportunities for students to visit the school and participate in classes and playground activities, while their parents can socialise and meet new parents. Staff also conduct an information session for parents to learn vital information about school readiness.

New students are well and truly a part of the school community before their official first day. Our new Kindergarten students will be allocated a Year 5 buddy before starting school to ensure they have at least one special friend on arrival.

Students transitioning to high school are supported by involvement in Middle Schools Days at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen. The classroom teachers and learning support teacher are also available to discuss learning and social needs with representatives of each of the schools into which our students are transitioning.