Top Start (Transition to School Programme)


At Pakuranga Heights School we offer a pre-school programme for children who are 4 1/2 years old and whose parents have chosen Pakuranga Heights School for their child's future education. The programme is to help the children transition into the primary school setting, the term before they start school. 

Top Start is taken by our SENCo and aided by a learning assistant. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 12 students. The programme runs on a Wednesday afternoon from 2:00pm – 2:50pm, during term time, for 8 weeks. 

Each session covers:

Literacy and Numeracy

  • Alphabet – recognition of letters and sounds
  • Writing opportunities
  • DSC06141_Web_size_37.jpgCounting, shapes, proportions (mathematics concepts)

Social Skills

  • Development of routines
  • Co-operative play
  • Responding to expectation

The cost of the programme is $10.00 per session, which must be paid in advance.

Please contact the school office on PH: 576 9209 to pre-book your child into the programme the term before they are due to start school then simply complete the Top Start enrolment form below and either email the form to or visit the school office in person.