St Joseph Catholic School

Transition Programs

St. Joseph's School offers two preparation periods for pre-school students to help them transition smoothly into Reception and become familiar with the school environment. 

JOEYs – January start for (12 months) Reception students.
Mid-Transition – Term 3 start for (18 months) Reception students 
These sessions aim to ensure your child is well-prepared and to ease any concerns or anxiety about starting school.

JOEYs (Terms 3 and 4)
Depending upon the registration numbers for JOEYs, we aim for two periods over Semester 2 for JOEYs.
Guardians select ONE DAY (the same day each week) that complements your child’s kindergarten days. 

e.g. Kindy days: Monday, Thursday. JOEY's chosen day could be Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday. ONLY 1 day per week. 

Term 3, beginning week 3 until week 8, (6 days in total)
Term 4, beginning week 1 until week 7, Term 4 (7 days in total)

We host a very special JOEYS Liturgy Graduation at the end of the Year in Week 7, Term 4. Guardians, relatives and friends are invited to join us for this special occasion. 

The JOEY’s extended transition program is a valuable resource designed to aid young children in transitioning from kindergarten to school. This optional program is facilitated by our dedicated Reception teacher and support staff.

Mid-Transition (Term 2)
Students enrolled for the Mid-term intake (18 months) will transition to school on a nominated day, week 9 of Term 2. Guardians will attend a Mid-term information session in early Term 2 of that year to discuss the particulars of the transition day at the end of the term.