Transition and Orientation
We look forward to welcoming new students at Korowa, and make every effort to make their transition as smooth and enjoyable as possible regardless of which time in the year they commence.
To get to know new girls ahead of their start at Korowa, the Heads of the Junior School and the Middle School visit as many commencing students as possible at their current kindergarten or school during the year before they are due to start at Korowa. They ask about their interests, their friendship groups and related matters, so these factors can be taken into account when classes are being organized.
Meetings are held with all commencing students and their parents and in the year prior to commencement, again, to help us gain an understanding of each child.
In addition, orientation and transition programs are held for all students – both current and commencing - in the Early Learning Centre, the Junior School and the Middle School. Information sessions are held for parents (and students) across all year levels.
Even if your daughter doesn’t know anyone at Korowa when she starts here, we are sure she’ll know quite a few girls by the end of her first day!
If your daughter is commencing with us at the start of the year, she will participate in a number of age-appropriate activities designed to promote the development of new friendships and to give new girls confidence in their new surroundings. These activities are held during orientation before she begins, and continue when the school year has started.
Girls commencing later in the year are normally given a buddy to help them settle in.
Teachers at Korowa are very sensitive to the need to draw quieter girls out, and to make sure all students feel happy and safe during their time with us.
If she is a girl who likes to have a good understanding of change before it occurs, it might be helpful for her to attend some public events at Korowa as well. She might like to come to our School production, to an Open Morning or to our Artwalk. Our Admissions Office can give you advice about upcoming events.
We also hold an information evening about computers at Korowa during October each year, which parents of girls entering Years 6 – 12 will be invited to. Laptops are hired or purchased through the School so it is usually just a matter of completing the appropriate paperwork and the laptop will be ready for your daughter when she commences.
Books are ordered on-line and the link is operational from November each year.
Uniforms can be purchased at any time, but we suggest waiting until sometime during the month before commencement to allow for any growth spurts. The Uniform Shop is open on certain days during each holiday break.