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Foundation (Prep) enrolments

The Department of Education (DE) has a 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 Wallarano Primary School.

You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline and procedures at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).

Key Dates for 2024

  • By Friday, 26 July - enrolment applications from parents and carers to be submitted
  • Between Monday July 29 and Friday, 9 August - schools notify parents and carers of the outcome of enrolment applications
  • By Friday 25 August - parents and carers who received a letter of offer return their completed enrolment form,indicating acceptance of their child's place

Foundation Transition

Wallarano provides a Transition Program that is devised to make your child’s entry into school as smooth, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. School Tours are available at any time. The best time for parents to tour is during the school day – this enables parents and children to observe the school while our students are working and experience the positive environment Wallarano provides. Working parents are also given the opportunity to have a good look around – we are very willing to make tour appointments in the evening. All personal tours give relevant information and provide the opportunity for parents to ask questions and have discussions about their child.

Our Foundation teachers visit the Pre-schools to meet the children, observe them in a familiar environment and liaise with the pre-school teacher.

Foundation Transition will be held on Tuesday 12th, 19th and 26th of November 2024 and 3rd of December 2024.

Pre-school children are invited to come along to our school and participate in a variety of classroom activities, meet future classmates, get to know the teachers and familiarise themselves with the school environment. All children enrolled or not, are welcome. During these times, parent information sessions will be conducted to inform parents of school procedures, uniforms and future activities. The Uniform Shop will open at every transition session. Order forms are available at any time and orders will be ready at the office within a week.

Orientation Day will be held on Tuesday, 10th December 2024.

All enrolled students will receive an invitation to attend a session in their future classroom to meet their teacher and classmates for 2025.

Pre -school Transition Statements.

Your child’s pre-school teacher will ask you to read and sign a transition statement so that they can pass them on to your child’s Foundation teacher. These statements give us important information about your child. Please ensure you sign and return the statement to your pre-school teacher.

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Grade 6-7 Transition

Our main involvement with local secondary colleges includes:

  • Visits to the Secondary Schools – students are involved in secondary school programs and activities based on science, maths and literacy lessons

  • Secondary School teachers visit Wallarano and deliver lessons to the classes

  • Ex-Wallarano students come into the classrooms and talk about their transition from primary to secondary school

  • Grade 6 students participate in a Year 6-7 Transition Program where they learn about secondary school expectations and routines

  • Phone calls and records are exchanged to ensure successful transition

  • Principal Class and/or integration aides take integration students to their new schools a number of times before Orientation Day held in December. In addition, their schools are invited to visit the classroom and also attend the end of year Parent Support Group meeting


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