Event Date Wed, 23 Aug 2017 9:00 am
Event End Date Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:15 pm
Registration Start Date Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:00 pm
Cut off date 23/08/2017
Individual Price $165.00
Presenter Jessica Horne-Kennedy
Number Hours 3
Cost Code 04.106.R4002.43100
Location 1 Elliott Ave, Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia
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Event description

Well planned and supported transition to school can set children on a positive pathway for academic and social success throughout their school and future lives. The transition to school, like the many other milestones in our lives, is about change and adjusting to new routines and expectations.

This session will help you to develop a transition to school program that includes the NSW Transition to School Statement, is responsive to individual children and creates a ‘team’ comprising of the child, educators, family and the school. You will walk away with an understanding the Statement, it’s use and best practice for delivering a successful road map for children entering the school environment.

This 3 hour session will include:

·         Reviewing and unpacking our perceptions of school readiness

·         Considering the complexities of change and transition to school in the life of children, families and their communities

·         Considering a practical understanding of NSW Transition to School Statement

·         Discussing information to guide participants to set up a ‘transition to school’ program.

Completing ‘A Positive start to School: Working with the NSW Transition to School Statement’ will contribute 3 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 5.1.2 and 5.5.2 from The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

About the presenter

As a Consultant for the Education Hub at Gowrie NSW, Jessica Horne-Kennedy brings a strong background of knowledge drawn from her experiences as an early childhood teacher and director.  Jessica has also worked as a co-ordinator providing advice and guidance on areas of practice such as: preparing Quality Improvement Plans, documentation, philosophy development, children’s play, and preparing for an assessment and rating visit.  For Jessica, the relationship is the heart of the process and building relationships children, individuals and teams provides the basis for mentoring that is responsive to both the needs and goals of the service and creates an experience that is both empowering and fulfilling. 

Jessica holds a Masters in Education with honours from the University of New England, Australia.  The narrative research presented in her thesis explored how the beliefs held by Rudolf Steiner early childhood educators influence their practices of forming relationships with children in their first year of attending preschool.  Prior to working in early childhood, Jessica trained and practiced as a visual artist and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otago Art School in New Zealand.

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