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    Ours wasn't until the start of the term. DS had 2 1/2 days of kindy each week. First day was a 1hr meeting for teacher to meet the kids and talk to the parents. Then the first 3 weeks they did 2.5 hour sessions on his days. Good for him to get eased in, totally painful for me to find something to do in town each time as we are 20kms out, so no point coming home!

    When DD went 2 years later, it was 3 days one week, 2 the next. But they still did the 1hr meeting first and then 2.5 hours for the first 3 weeks.

    1 hr seems short to me. But being in Nov, it's probably more about familiarisation than orientation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlsRock View Post
    My kids both did 3 sessions. First session was one hour (bring nothing and parents were welcome to stay in the staff room and have a coffee/chat), second session was 2 hours (bring fruit) and the 3rd session was 3 hours (bring fruit or playtime snack). They sessions were held over 3 successive weeks, all on a Thursday. All 3 sessions started at 9.15 and were in late October/early November.
    We had exactly this....

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    Our formal orientation is four sessions. Starts with attending until morning tea and goes up to a whole day.

    In reality we do orientation all year. Our kinder kids go to story time at the library with the primary kids, the high school kids come and visit and the kindy kids visit the school regularly. Benefits of a small town.

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    I should add that the start if the school year was a nightmare...workwise. Was a staggered start over 3 wks. So 2 x mornings the 1st week, 2 x 1pm finishes the 2nd week and 3 x 1pm finishes the 3rd week. Total pain...no OOSH available...

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    There seems to be no consistency in orientation programs.
    My DD's school does 4 x almost full days (930-2) 1 day a week fir 4wks in sept/oct.

    As for your fruit issue you might want to start trying to sway her to try more over the next few months. Most schools have 'fruit break' each morning.
    Maybe make a fruit sticker chart and make a big deal of her trying new/different things

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    Quote Originally Posted by RmumR View Post

    As for your fruit issue you might want to start trying to sway her to try more over the next few months. Most schools have 'fruit break' each morning.
    Maybe make a fruit sticker chart and make a big deal of her trying new/different things
    Yep our school does this too... could always substitute fruit for veggies such as cucumber or cherry tomatoes if preferred

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