Still taking enrolments for 2018

Transition Info

Pre-School Transition to Primary Education

Our Foundation Transition Program aims to provide your child with many opportunities to learn about our school and begin settling in. Our goal is to have students feel safe, happy and excited about starting their school life at Malvern Central School.

It is our hope that each child has a happy, positive and satisfying beginning to the great adventure of life at school. Our supportive and caring transition program focuses on building relationships between your child, teacher and family. Once enrolled we strongly recommend that your child attends each transition session:

Session One

Tuesday 21st November 2017

9:30am – 10:30am

Session Two

Tuesday 28th November 2017

9:30am – 10:30am

Session Three

Tuesday 5th December 2017

9:30am – 10:30am

Session Four

‘Meet the Teacher’

Tuesday 12th December 2017

9:30am – 10:30am

During these transition sessions your child will participate in various learning experiences that will help the teachers determine home groups and learning spaces for 2018. These sessions will also provide opportunities for children to familiarise themselves with the Foundation learning spaces and playground. Whilst your child is participating in each transition session, parents are invited to stay for information sessions to help support you and your child with the transition from kindergarten to school.

More information about these information sessions and our transition program will be mailed to you in October.

Other Activities to Support Your Child’s Transition

School Readiness
As parents you may have many questions about whether your child is ready for school. Please refer to the links below where you will find further information:



Preschool Visits
Foundation staff members arrange some visits to pre-schools/kindergarten to meet children before they start transition sessions. We observe and talk to your child so they know a ‘familiar face’ and spend a little time talking to their kindergarten teacher to find out about them.

Meeting Other Students at our School
So that your child feels connected to our school, students from another level visit our Foundation spaces for short periods during transition sessions. Students play or read with your child and make them feel welcome. Next year when your child is settled at school we arrange for a ‘buddy’ to support your child.

We look forward to meeting you and your child

Transition to Secondary Education

After the familiar surroundings of primary school, the move to secondary school will be both an exciting and perhaps daunting time for both you and your child.

Orientation days at secondary schools
As part of the transition from Year 6 to Year 7, students in government secondary schools participate in an orientation day. All government schools hold this orientation day on the same day (often the second Tuesday of December). It may include a school tour, meeting fellow students and teachers, and taking part in special lessons and activities.

More information
For information on preparing your child for secondary school, see:


For information on your child’s orientation day, contact your child’s new school.

Building Resilience in Children Workshop | with Chris Daicos

Malvern Central School is lucky enough once again to have someone with a wealth of knowledge and experience to take parents through a workshop on ‘Building Resilience in Children’ which is ideally placed as part of our school’s Transition Program. It provides parents with an opportunity to gain strategies plus share their own practice and wisdom in this important job of raising children to have independence and autonomy at any age. Chris has recently had a successful day with the staff on Restorative Practice to build positive relationships amongst students and we are very fortunate to have her back to work with our community. Bookings are available through trybooking. For details please see the attached flyer.

Workshop Details

MCS Gymnasium
Monday 11th December
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Tour Information

2017 Whole School Tour Dates
Malvern Central School conducts whole school tours. You will see learning in action-how our teachers work together collaboratively, chat to some teachers and students about our programs, see our flexible learning spaces and observe student learning. Whole School tours commence promptly at 9.30am at the Spring Street Campus on the following dates:

Term 2

Wednesday 19th April
Tuesday 2nd May
Wednesday 24th May
Friday 16th June

Term 3

Wednesday 19th July
Thursday 17th August
Tuesday 22nd August
Wednesday 6th September

Term 4

Tuesday 10th October

All other Term 4 tours by appointment only

Tours outside of these times are available upon request.

Please contact the school on 8823 9500 to register your interest in attending.

Enrolment Downloads

The following downloadable documents provide families with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with specific aspects of Malvern Central School.

The enrolment form can be completed for any prospective enrolment from Foundation – Year 6.

Neighbourhood Boundary

If you would like more information regarding enrolment at MCS, please make contact with the office.
Ph: 8823 9500