As a parent of a future Prep (Foundation) student, we understand that the process of selecting your child’s future school and their transition into this new phase of their life can sometimes seem overwhelming. Starting school is an important milestone in any child and family's life, and we understand that transition to school requires additional thought, time, planning and support to make the process as smooth and as positive as possible.
Starting Prep is an important and exciting step in your child's educational journey.
When children first start school there is a lot for them to get used to. Some children will adapt more easily than others. There are many things you can do to help your child transition to school as smoothly as possible, to aid in this, Mitcham Primary School runs an extensive Transition Program for all future Prep students, beginning in Term 3 the year before the child is due to commence school.
Transition Sessions allow students to become familiar with some of the routines of school and meet our wonderful teachers. They might even meet a new friend! Children will participate in a variety of activities, and will also receive their own Mitcham Primary School Library bag, with the ability to borrow a book from our School Library.
During the Transition period, we also offer a number of Information Sessions for parents to learn more about the school, curriculum, daily routines, and how you can help at home.
In order to attend Transition Sessions, and receive full correspondence from Mitcham Primary School in regards to your child's first year of school, a completed enrolment form with accompanying documentation must be submitted to the school.
Enrolling at Mitcham Primary School
2024 Foundation (Prep) Enrolments
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 primary school, including Mitcham Primary School. The new timeline will apply for children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024. All government primary schools will follow the new timeline in 2023 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2024 school year.
You can find information and resources about the new timeline, including factsheets and the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers’, at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).
You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2024 at Mitcham Primary School from 24 April 2023.
What you need to do:
Contact our school on 98731551 to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process.
Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep)
Submit an enrolment form for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 28 July 2023.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 11 August 2023. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 25 August 2023.
Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2023.
Your child will start Foundation (Prep) from Tuesday 30 January 2024.
Enrolment applications submitted after 28 July 2023 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.
While we encourage parents to make their local school a first port of call when considering Primary Schools for their child, Mitcham Primary School is happy to consider all students for enrolment at our school. Students who reside within our school zone (see findmyschool.vic.gov.au) will automatically be accepted for enrolment. Those residing outside our zone can only be accepted if there is availability, as our school operates near to its enrolment capacity. You can see the Department of Education and Training's Placement Policy, which our school follows, here.