Induction of New Pupils
We recommend your child spends some time with us and we suggest half a day for Chestnut (Years 1 and 2) and a full day in the Prep School. This also helps ensure that starting at Hazelwood is a happy, secure experience and not an intimidating one. However, we need to ensure each child can access our full curriculum and pupils are requested to take an assessment based on tasks done by the class they propose to join. A report from your child’s current school is also requested.
If possible during the term before joining, your child will be invited to come in to School to meet his or her new prospective classmates, and generally feel more familiar with the school environment. As parents, you will also be able to meet key teaching staff. Your future Hazelwood Parents’ Association Form Representative will also contact you for a pre-term ‘get-together’ for both children and parents alike.
Every effort is made to make the first day enjoyable and relaxed. All members of staff pay particular attention to new pupils and a current pupil will be chosen to be the new pupil’s guardian and helper for as long as deemed necessary.