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Expo to help children transition to school

Be Ready Starting School Expo 2017 will be held Saturday 18 March at the RSL Hall in Moruya, located at 9 Page Street (next to the Mechanics Institute). Council’s children’s services team will again host the Be Ready Starting School Expo on Saturday 18 March to help families and children with the transition to primary school.

The expo will build on the success of last year’s inaugural event, showcasing local schools, child care agencies and health organisations alongside fun activities for kids.

Council’s Children’s Services Senior Coordinator Louise Hatton said that helping children prepare could lead to better results in their first year of full-time school.

“Starting ‘big school’ brings big changes for children, including meeting lots of new people, being in a new physical environment, following new rules and procedures and engaging in more formal learning experiences,” Ms Hatton said.

“The day is for families and their children starting school in 2018 to help them understand the importance of the transition to school, prepare their child, and make informed decisions. Having the event in March means that families will have plenty of time to prepare.”

Parents will be able browse a range of information stalls and speak to preschool and kindergarten teachers directly to ask questions about their child's school readiness.

Schools will also have opportunity to network with local health and child care services so key messages can be clearly communicated to families throughout the year.

There will be lots of children’s activities, including bubbles, obstacle courses as well as free goodie bags for children who take part.

At noon the expo will conclude with a storytelling session by Punkii, an adventurous and fun Aboriginal performer, who will share her culture and wisdom by involving children in learning about the Dreamtime, animals, family and friendship.

Be Ready Starting School Expo 2017 will be held Saturday 18 March at the RSL Hall in Moruya, located at 9 Page Street (next to the Mechanics Institute). For more information contact Supported Playgroups Coordinator Lisa Heinze on 02 4474 7382 or email Media Release

Above: Council’s Be Ready Starting School Expo is on again this year at the RSL Hall in Moruya.

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