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 school is an important step in your child’s journey into education.
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
Enrolments for Prep are accepted at any time. However, the sooner children are enrolled, the earlier it is possible to plan for the following year.
The selection of a primary school is often a difficult one for parents. We invite you to arrange a tour of our facilities and view our programs in action, to help you to make this important decision. Tours are available by appointment. We also hold two Open Days in Term 2, as well as a Prep Information Session for interested parents.
If your child is attending a four-year-old kindergarten or preschool program, the school follows the Whitehorse Network protocols. The Whitehorse Network of schools asks parents to enrol their child at one primary school only.
To enrol at Mitcham Primary School, simply collect an Enrolment Form from our General Office. Please carefully complete all areas of the form, including emergency contacts, and Medicare details. Once completed, return this to the school alongside:
Your child's birth certificate
Asthma, Allergy or Anaphylaxis Plans (if relevant)
Legal Documentation such as Family Court or Intervention Orders (if relevant)