Enrolment and Prep Transition

ENROLMENT PROCEDURE

Contact the school to arrange an appointment with the Principal which will include a school tour. Tours are offered every week during the term.

Complete an Expression of Interest Form with basic information.

PREP/FOUNDATION

In the year prior to commencement in Prep or Foundation Year, you will be asked to complete an enrolment form. You will need copies of your child’s:

  •  Birth Certificate
  •  Immunisation Certificates
  •  Baptismal Certificate if Catholic
  •  Visa and Photo page of your child’s Passport (where applicable).

A non-refundable administration fee of $50 is charged on enrolment.

ENROLMENT CONFIRMATION

  •  Places are offered by letter in the last week of May.
  •  Second round offers are made in the third week of July.
  •  Further offers are made in the second week of October.

ENROLMENT IN OTHER YEAR LEVELS

The above process is applicable except that enrolment may be made at any time of the year.

Transition

We strongly recommend that once you have started the enrolment process with St Mary Magdalen’s that you join in our community activities such as our Fete and other social events. You can ask to be put on our newsletter list to receive information about the school.

In the year prior to Preps starting school we offer a transition program. This is a series of sessions of one-hour duration. They are scheduled in the latter half of Term 3 and the first half of Term 4.

Prep Transition
Happy to be part of Prep Transition!

Students and parents are invited to take part in some simple learning activities. These have two purposes:

1. The child meets school people and their new teacher.
2. We get to know your child and to assess their capacities for school so that we are ready to target their learning towards their needs.

In the last half of Term 4 we schedule a Parent Information session so that parents can meet each other and get to know other families. We also take the opportunity to discuss the practicalities of starting school.

Our uniform is supplied by PSW in Mount Waverley.

Playgroup

St Mary Magdalen’s facilitates a playgroup for pre-school children 0-5. It is conducted from 9-11am every Thursday, in term time, in our School Hall. There is no cost except a small donation to cover costs of tea and coffee.

Our parents have found it beneficial to help children to transition to school. Mums and Dads can also make friends within the community. Children engage in fun activities and parents have time to spend with their children and each other. Our Community Partnerships Leader also provides some pre-school learning activities. The Playgroup enjoys celebrating special occasions: Christmas and Easter.

Contact us at the school Office for more information.