Bring your child to the school’s open house and tour the grounds to familiarise them to the new environment. If you’re not able to attend the open house, show your child pictures of the school and check out the school’s website together.
Help your child to understand the changes
Share with them what primary school is about and what they can expect. Some of the changes your child will face include:
In starting a new routine, it is important to talk to your child about what happens every day, such as getting ready for school, playing with peers and setting time aside for homework. This can help your child settle in better.
And unlike preschool, there will be new subjects and a different timetable. Show your child how to pack their school bag for the days’ lessons and help them adapt to the changes slowly.
Your child will need to form new friendships in primary school. Talk to them about making new friends and interacting with their teachers.
Help them understand and adhere to ground and school rules. Be clear about the expectations by communicating with your child’s teacher on what is expected of your child in class.
Assure your child that their teachers will help them whenever possible. Encourage them to raise questions to their form teachers or school counsellors when they need assistance.
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