2024 Whole School Tour Dates
Malvern Central School conducts whole school tours. You will see learning in action, how our teachers work 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 Road Campus on the following dates: (Bookings essential – 8823 9500)
Our school zone
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria.
Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined based on your permanent residential address.
Our school manages enrolments using the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and may enrol at another school, if there are available places.
For more information, you can:
- visit School zonesfor answers to frequently asked questions
- call the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) on 1800 896 950
- email the VSBA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation (Prep) enrolments
The Department of Education 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 Malvern Central School.
You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).
If you are ‘Out of Zone’, please submit a cover letter with your enrolment.
The following downloadable documents provide families with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with specific aspects of Malvern Central School.
Foundation enrolment applications for 2024 open from Term 2, 2023
Prospective parents and carers are to submit Foundation enrolment applications for the 2024 school year from Term 2, 2023 as a directive from DET.
The enrolment form can be completed for any prospective enrolment from Foundation – Year 6.
This form can be emailed to: email@example.com
*Please include a copy of the Birth Certificate and Immunisation Certificate.
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.
During these transition sessions your child will participate in various learning experiences that will help the teachers determine home groups and learning spaces for 2024. These sessions will also provide opportunities for children to familiarise themselves with the Foundation learning spaces and playground.
Transition Information & Orientation Sessions – 2023
Parent Information Evening: Tuesday 14th November 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Transition Session 1: Wednesday 22nd November 9.30am – 10.30am
Transition Session 2: Wednesday 29th November 9.30am – 10.30am
Transition Session 3: Wednesday 6th December 9.30am – 10.30M
Meet the Teacher: Wednesday 13th December 9.30am – 10.30am
Other Activities to Support Your Child’s Transition
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.
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:
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.
For information on preparing your child for secondary school, see:
Our School Zone
Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.
The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.
You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.
For more information
If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like more information regarding enrolment at MCS, please make contact with the office on (03) 8823 9500