Prep Transition

PREP TRANSITION AND FELA (Foundation Early Literacy Assessment)
Chelsea Primary School offers a positive transition to school. Children develop skills as they grow and learn that are building blocks for their future learning.

At Chelsea Primary School we conduct the FELA assessment, which is a direct assessment that is administered individually with pre-Prep children. It is part of the important partnership between parents and the school, providing information to encourage a positive transition.

The evaluation enables us to assess developmental strengths and readiness for learning at school and to identify any areas where children may benefit from additional learning experiences. Results assist us with the monitoring of learning gains during the first years of school. Parents receive a full report of their child’s results.

FELA stands for Foundation Early Literacy Assessment, a program that has been used by educators around the world to assess a child’s readiness for reading, and to provide both teachers and parents with empirical evidence about a child’s preparedness for reading.

Learning to read is a critical challenge in the early years of primary school (F-Grade 3).  Children must learn to read before they can read to learn. The necessary reading skills are many years in the making, starting well and truly before a child starts school.


Readiness for School Transition Sessions will be available Term 4

Information Nights for 2020
Wednesday 5th August - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday 21st October - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Agenda for information nights; (Evidence Based Instruction) 

  • Response to Intervention (RTI model for Curriculum & Wellbeing)
  • SWPBS - School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support
  • Whole School Explicit Teaching Instructional Model
  • Literacy Instruction Overview, MSL (Multi-Sensory Structured Language) Systematic Synthetic Phonics.
  • Numeracy Instruction – Explicit Teaching


FELA (Foundation Early Literacy Assessment)

Individual Student Assessment - schedule appointment in October / November

Step into Prep Program
We have Step into Prep Program over a period of weeks to support you and your child to have a smooth and happy transition into school in 2021.

Step into Prep Program One - Date TBA
Step into Prep Program Two - Date TBA
Step into Prep Program Three - Date TBA
Step into Prep Program Four - Date TBA

Transition Co-ordinator 
- Justine Gallo
Principal: Taylor Irish -

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