Each year we implement a School Readiness program for our newest recruits to participate in, a few months before their first day at big school. This program usually runs in Term 4, the year before they start Kindergarten. School Readiness prepares our students for a smooth transition from pre-school to Kindergarten by familiarising students with the Kindergarten environment and our GVIC school grounds, giving them the opportunity to make new friends, and experience part of a typical school day. GVIC Kindergarten teachers find that this program helps new Kindergarten students to feel more comfortable on their first day of Kindergarten because they have the confidence of having learned some of the usual Kindergarten routines.