Without a Child and family Centre in Waverley, the school has to be the "hub" for family services. How has the school achieved this?

With a focus on the ages of 0-5 years, how has the school been able to assist families and their children in previous years? What's worked well?

Posted by salglad on the 17th Sep 2015.

woody - Waverley builds itself on building relationships with parents in order to give their children the best possible start to their learning both at school and from birth.

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MickBent - Waverley has done this with the thanks of hard working staff and supportive programs ranging from home visits, playgroups and Stop n Play sessions

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carolinemgale - The school community is the first port of call for new families in Waverley. Families are visited and supported through the child and family services via knowledge and practical assistance from provision of basic needs through to parenting advice and encouragement in supporting children through their years of schooling. Early access to the school environment prepares children for beginning school at 5 years of age and helps them feel a part of their community. It gives parents a stress free entrance into school life in a fun care free way.

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ann - learning together is learning forever

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woolfinioz - Hi Waverly Community, pls feel free to create a private group on this platform. Lots you can do as groups - start discussions, create member only activities and stay in touch with members. Great to see your challenge gaining so much enthusiasm.

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WaverleyCommunity - The school is often the first place a family will have dealings with when they have children in the area. The office staff have information about all the early years sessions that are run and the teachers that run the program are really helpful, approachable and my chilodren really love the group, they nevfer want to miss it! If I need help finding somewhere to help my family though a bad time or need assistance the teachers always have info that is helpful.

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danielle - Listening and asking families what they will participate in has been key. Offering options and activities that cater for everyone is what we do at Waverley Primary.

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woody - Waverley community relies heavily on the school for support in many areas of their everyday life. Without the continuation of current programs it is inevitable the community will be disadvantaged, therefore the possibility of children being as prepared for the start of their school years will be dramatically diminished.

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mel8 - The school provides for quality programmes that are central to our community and they benefit preparing children for school and support families in so many different ways.

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mickey - Over the last few years we have utilised the Early Years programs at Waverley Primary with our son and ourselves attending both the Launch into learning and Pop Up Playgroup sessions. Our son has benefited greatly from the opportunity to interact with the teachers and other children. He has grown in confidence and learnt many valuable life lessons which will surely hold him in good stead for his schooling years ahead. Most importantly our son enjoys attending and talks of the other kids and adults often. Living in the Waverley area and being a one vehicle family, having this service available locally is invaluable and has benefitted our family greatly. Our family and many others in similar circumstances would feel isolated if the area was to lose the Early Years program and sadly it will be our children who suffer if funding is not continued for this fabulous service.

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