Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, schools are limited in their ability to run transition to school and orientation programs in the traditional format at this time. Our school is offering three sessions between 9.30am and 1pm on Wednesdays, 16, 23 and 30 November 2022 for children who have a completed enrolment application.
In an effort to provide students who will be attending Armidale City Public School in 2023 with an opportunity to become familiar with their new surroundings we have prepared some videos and social stories. We hope that these will help our new students feel less anxious about attending school in 2023.
The first video should allow children to see the layout of the classes, the school and playground. Children can see a selection of activities that we do in Kindergarten along with other children wearing the Armidale City Public School uniform.
The next link is an interview with older children and current Kindergarten students outlining the way they felt on the first day of kinder and what they like about school.
The next two links are social story videos about how to go to the toilet and going out to the lunch area. After chatting with people it was made very clear that these two things were events that cause our little people anxiety and concern when coming to kinder.
A virtual parent information session will from 6.30pm on 24 August 2022 through Zoom. The link to the meeting is:
Meeting ID: 636 9480 1581