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FOUNDATION TRANSITION

2025 Foundation Enrolments - Open Monday 15th April 

 

School Tour Dates

  • Monday 13th May - 9.00am 

  • Wednesday 15th May -9.00am

 

Families are invited to attend a tour of Yarragon Primary School.

School tours are conducted by our Principal and student leaders, who will show you around our wonderful school.

Once your tour has concluded, we invite you back to our Library space to answer any questions you may have about Yarragon Primary School.

School tours commence at 9.00am and start at the school office.  We recommend arriving 5 minutes earlier so you can sign into our Compass Kiosk as a visitor.

Parent Information Session

 

Tuesday 14th May 

5.30pm - 6.30pm  

 

Please enter via the front office and sign in as a visitor

on our Compass Kiosk.

Please email the school to register your intention to attend above tour/information session.

yarragon.ps@education.vic.gov.au

 

 

Steps to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) for the 2025 school year

To start primary school in 2025, your child will need to turn 5 years old by 30 April 2025.

 

Schooling is compulsory for children who have turned 6 years old.

If your child is starting Foundation (Prep) in 2025, you will be able to apply to enrol your child in a Victorian government primary school from the start of Term 2, 2024 (Monday 15 April 2024).

 

What you need to do:

  1. Use Find my School to locate your designated neighbourhood school (referred to as your local school) and other nearby government schools.

  2. Contact a government primary school to ask about school tour dates or to learn more about the school and the enrolment application process.

  3. Download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers.' The pack will be available from Monday 15 April 2024 and will include an application form. The school may also provide you with a copy of the form to complete.

  4. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.

  5. You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024.

  6. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.

  7. Your child will start Foundation (Prep) from Wednesday 29 January 2025.

 

Enrolment applications submitted after 26 July 2024 will be processed by the school as they are received, in accordance with the Department of Education's Placement Policy.

 

Your child has a right to enrol at their local school. Your child’s local school is determined on the basis of their permanent residential address. Visit Find my School to locate your child’s local school. The enrolling in a school page can also help you to confirm your child’s address for enrolment.

 

If you are seeking to apply to enrol your child in a school that is not their local school, you should read about school zones and how they work and how applications are prioritised using the Department of Education’s Placement Policy found on the enrolling in a school page.

More information 

Fact Sheet for Foundation Enrolment

Tips for Parents - Starting Prep 

HEALTHY CHILDREN LEARN BETTER
- Information from Better Heath www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

As with any big change, starting primary school brings a new set of routines, challenges and rewards.

 

Making this transition a happy, healthy one can have some real benefits down the track.

 

A positive start to school can establish a child’s readiness to learn and confidence about other big transitions in life.

 

And, importantly, healthy children learn better.

 

This is also the start of an important partnership between you and your child’s school in supporting your child’s physical, social and emotional health, now and throughout their school years.

 

The purpose of this booklet (LINK BELOW) is to:

  • provide parents and carers of foundation kids with some timely health information

  • give you an overview of the role of the school when it comes to your child’s health

  • point you towards more detailed information or contacts for areas of special interest to you and your family.

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