At Yarra Road we are committed to ensuring all students and their families feel welcome and a part of our school community. We understand that this is a very important and exciting decision.
As much as we would love to meet you at the moment due to COVID-19 we are unable to hold school tours. We are currently working very hard to provide you a Virtual Tour of our school and have you meet our Principal online on Wednesday 20th May.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on 9723 4182 or by emailing the school at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you soon.
To enrol your child we also require the following documents:
- Birth Certificate (Original to be sighted)
- Immunisation Certificate
- Information related to any Family Court or Intervention orders (if relevant)
- Asthma Plan or information related to allergies, anaphylaxis or any other medical conditions (if relevant)
Click here to find the current Enrolment forms, including other information regarding enrolment for your convenience.
Request an Enrolment Pack
To be enrolled in a state primary school for Prep year, a child must turn five years of age on or before 30 April of the enrolment year. Speak to your pre-school teacher if you have any concerns about your child’s readiness for school. Prior to commencing school you are required to provide the below documents to support your child’s enrolment.
Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.
The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.
You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.
For more information
If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email: email@example.com
Prep Transition Program
Yarra Road Primary School runs a comprehensive program to get this year’s Kindergarten children ready for their first year of Primary School.
Prepare your child for school by attending our Transition Sessions during Term 3 & 4, 2020.
Our experienced Prep teachers, will take your child on an exciting venture into primary education through art, music, stories, drama, outdoor play and much, much more.
This program is available for all children entering Prep at Yarra Road Primary School in 2020.
The program takes preschool children on their first steps in primary education. Prep teachers will help your children become accustomed to school, building their confidence for their Prep year.
Sessions are held in the Prep classrooms and include sessions with our P.E, Music, Indonesian and Art specialist teachers.
Proposed Information & Transition Sessions for Prep 2021
These sessions will only go ahead if COVID-19 restrictions allow
Enrolled families will receive an invite to the below sessions and we ask that you register your attendance. If you have not enrolled in our school but would like to come along to an optional session please let us know by phone 9723 4182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
After a lengthy discussion, it is with great sadness that the decision has been made to cancel the below Information and Transition Sessions.
Friday 24th July
Friday 7th August
Friday 21st August
We feel this is the right decision and the safest at this point in time as we follow the current restrictions and directives from the Department of Education.
We will be looking at ways to deliver you the Information in a different format or at a later date should restrictions ease.
Term 3, 2020
Friday 24th July (Optional session) CANCELLED
Introduction to classroom and play activities for 2021 students and their parents.
Friday 7th August (Optional session) CANCELLED
Parent Information session with Jody Daff (school nurse). Children will be participating in introductory classroom activities.
Friday 21st August (Optional session) CANCELLED
Parent Information session about Yarra Road Primary School and a cuppa with Kate Perkins our School Principal. Children will be participating in introductory Perceptual Motor Program activities (gross and fine motor skills).
Friday 4th September (Optional session)
School Uniform Parade and Order day for Parents. Children will be participating in introductory performing and visual arts program.
Term 4, 2020
Friday 9th October
Classroom and play activities for 2021 students. Information session with Lisa Noden (speech specialist). The School Uniform Shop will be open.
Friday 23rd October
Parent Information session with Andrew Smith our full-time Student Wellbeing teacher. Classroom literacy activities for 2021 students.
Friday 30th October
Enrolled students for 2021 are invited to participate in our Whole School Colour Run.
Prep Information Night for enrolled families (Preparing your child for School)
Wednesday 2nd December
Whole School Stepping Up, In and Out
Tuesday 8th December
The transition into primary school can be quite overwhelming for some children. This daunting feeling can continue once the child begins school. To make school-life easier for Prep students, Yarra Road Primary School offers a Buddy Program. On a very regular basis, students in Year 5 and Prep get together for some fun, educational activities.
Each Prep child is paired with a Year 5 student and they participate in a range of activities from Teddy Bear’s Picnics and engaging craft activities to using technology such as computers and iPads.
The Buddy Program continues for the students in the following year (Grade 1 and Grade 6) fostering a real sense of belonging and friendship.
Year 1 – 6 Transition
Stepping In, Stepping Up and Stepping Out
Stepping In – During the Year
Children frequently move house, or circumstances can change, and Yarra Road Primary School routinely welcomes new students into our classes during the year. We work hard to ensure the children feel happy and secure in their new environment. Class teachers will match up current children with new children, to act as guides and friends. Parents are invited to discuss any issues they may have with teachers, and special needs are taken into account. If parents know they will move children within the near future, an invitation is extended for those children to spend a day or so with us, to get a feel of our school prior to commencing.
Stepping Up – From one year level to the next
The Yarra Road Stepping Up Program, held towards the end of Term 4, supports the Transition of students from one year level to the next. Over several sessions, the specially tailored program allows children to spend time with their future peers and teacher. The children explore similarities and differences to expect in their new class level as they work for short periods of time in their new environment.
Stepping Out – Year 6 to Secondary College
Children from Yarra Road Primary School attend various secondary colleges, and the Year 6 teachers work cooperatively with the Year 7 coordinators of these schools to ensure the best hand-over possible. We have a strong liaison with local secondary colleges through many student projects and programs including school visits, speech competitions, shared projects, production visits, Work Experience and Community Service Programs. These activities help our current Year 5 and 6 children understand a little more of the day to day life of secondary colleges.