Tour Information

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)

Term 1

Tuesday 12th March
Wednesday 27th March




Term 2

Tuesday 23rd April
Tuesday 7th May
Thursday 30th May
Thursday 13th June


Term 3


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: Foundation (prep) Information Pack for Parents and Carers 2025

If you are ‘Out of Zone’, please submit a cover letter with your enrolment detailed in the above information pack.

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:


Click on the link above to see the new zones for all Victorian schools.

Enrolment Downloads

Foundation enrolment applications for 2025 open from Term 2, 2024, as per Department of Education timeline.

All prospective families please select Enrolment or Application to Enrol forms based on your respective zone.

This form can be emailed to: malvern.cen@education.vic.gov.au or delivered to the school office.

*Please include any relevant supporting information including a copy of birth certificate and immunisation certificate


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.

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 Term 4 each year

Other Activities to Support Your Child’s Transition

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.

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:



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:

Transition — Year 6 to 7: Policy | education.vic.gov.au