At Yarra Road Primary School 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.
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 hope to see you soon.
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. Your child must be at school in the year that they turn six years of age. This is the compulsory school starting age. If you hold any concerns about your child’s readiness for school please speak with your child’s pre-school teacher. Prior to commencing school you are required to provide the below documents to support your child’s enrolment.
- 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)
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.
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 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 2023.
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.
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.