At Yarra Road Primary School we are committed to ensuring all students and their families feel welcome and a part of our school community. Prospective families that are interested in enrolling at Yarra Road Primary School are invited to book a school tour. We understand that this is a very important and exciting decision.
To assist you in making this very important and exciting decision, we have arranged a variety of group and private school tours. These tours will enable you to see the school at work and to ask questions of the Principal and/or Assistant Principal. Bookings are necessary and can be made using the ‘Book a tour’ button below. Our comprehensive guided school tours run for approximately 45 minutes. If you are booking a small group tour please indicate how many adults will be attending to help us ensure a more personalised experience.
We also invite our wider community and prospective families to visit our school outside of school hours, on weekends and school holiday breaks.
You can watch our Virtual School tour from the comfort of your own home by clicking on the ‘Watch here’ button below.
To book a tour for Prep 2024 enrolment please click on the ‘Book a tour’ button below. If you would like a tour for Years 1-6 please contact the school office on 9723 4182.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on 9723 4182 or by emailing the school at email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you soon.
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To start primary school your child will need to turn 5 years old by 30 April in the year that they start school. Your child must be at school in the year that they turn 6 years of age. This is the compulsory school starting age. The first year of primary school is called Foundation or Prep.
The Department of Education has released a new statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline. The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government school, including Yarra Road Primary School.
If your child is starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024, you will be able to apply to enrol your child in a Victorian government primary school from the start of Term 2, 2023 (Monday 24 April 2023).
If you are interested in enrolling at our school, please complete the Student Enrolment Form linked below alternatively please contact our school office on 9723 4182 if you require a paper form.
Students who live within the school zone are guaranteed a place at our school. To find out whether you live in our school zone, please visit findmyschool.vic.gov.au (also linked below)
You will be required to provide the following information and documentation along side an enrolment form to support your child’s enrolment:
Supporting documentation for enrolment
- evidence of identity and date of birth (for example, a birth certificate or passport)
- Immunisation History Statement
- health information about your child (such as allergies or illnesses) i.e Asthma Plan or information related to allergies, anaphylaxis or any other medical conditions (if relevant)
- other legal orders relatng to your child and their welfare
Enrolment applications are due on Friday 28 July 2023, we ask parents/carers to submit their completed application to us by this date.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 11 August 2023. Parents/Carers should accept the offer by Friday 25 August 2023.
Transition sessions will be held during Term 4 2023. Children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024 commence from Tuesday 30 January 2024.
The Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack provides guidance for parents/carers of children starting Foundation (Prep) in a government school in 2024.
The Enrolling in Primary School Factsheet provides a summary of the Foundation (Prep) enrolment process and has been developed to complement the detailed Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack. The factsheet includes key dates in the process, Frequently Asked Questions and references to relevant policies.
Use Find my School to locate your designated neighbourhood school (referred to as your local school) and other nearby government schools.
Student Additional Enrolling Adults Form 2024 (Fillable PDF format)
Parents/carers who live seperately have the option of completing the same above enrolment form. Alternatively seperate forms can still be used where there is a preference or concern.
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 4.
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 2024.
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, STEM and Art specialist teachers.
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 (Year 1 and Year 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.