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.
At Yarra Road we committed to ensuring all students and their families feel welcome and a part of our school community. To support and assist you in making this very important and exciting decision, please contact us on 9723 4182 or through the Tour Enquiry form to your right to arrange a tour of our school we would love to meet you. Our tours will enable you to see the school at work and to ask questions of the Principal. Bookings are necessary. Tours run for approximately 45 minutes.
School Tours for Prep students starting in 2021
Please contact the school to arrange a tour if none of the below dates suit you, tours for prep students starting in 2021 will start in Term 4 2019.
Tour Dates Term 4
Friday 1 November 11:45am
Tuesday 12 November 9:30am
Wednesday 4 December 2:15pm
Thursday 5 December 9:30am
For Prep 2020 Transition Dates please see below
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)
Listed below are the current Enrolment forms, including other information regarding enrolment for your convenience.
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, 2019.
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.
2019 Transition Dates for Preps starting in 2020
All sessions take place from 2:15-3:15pm
Term 3, 2019
Friday 2nd August – (Parents are asked to stay with their child)
Friday 9th August
Parent Session – (School Uniform Parade, purchasing & orders)
Student Session – (Students remain with the Prep Teachers)
Friday 23rd August
Parent Session – (Jody Daff – School Readiness and Uniform Shop open, orders due 27th August)
Student Session – (Wellbeing session with Mr Smith, Mrs Macrae & Miss Franklin)
Friday 13th September
Parent Session – (Parent afternoon with the Principal)
Student Session – (Music Session with Mrs Shalders)
Term 4, 2019
Friday 18th October
Parent Session – (Laura Fumei – Speech Pathologist)
Student Session – (Art Sesion with Mrs Macrae & Miss Franklin)
Friday 1st November
Parent Session – (Andrew Smith – Student Wellbeing)
Student Session – (PE session with Mr Quick)
Friday 15th November
Parent Session – (Using Compass and Out of School Activities)
Student Session – (Indonesian session with Rachel Grogan)
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.