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 of year they commence.
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.
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.
- My daughter is a little shy and she won't know anyone at Korowa when she starts there. How will you help her settle into Korowa?
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!
The transition program is designed to make the transition to a new school, or from the Junior to Cripps or Senior years very smooth.
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.
- What is the best way of preparing my daughter for her start at Korowa?
This will depend on your daughter. Usually our orientation program is sufficient preparation.
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 Art Exhibition. Our Enrolments Office can give you advice about upcoming events.