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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

Thursday 15th November

Session Three

Thursday 29th November

Parent Presentation 3


Session Four

Thursday 6th December – ‘Meet The Teacher’

During these transition sessions your child will participate in various learning experiences that will help the teachers determine home groups and learning spaces for 2019. 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.

Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

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

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:


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


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

Tour Information

2018 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 Road Campus on the following dates:

Term 1

Tuesday 27th February

Tuesday 20th March

Term 2

Tuesday 24th April

Tuesday 15th May

Thursday 7th June

Term 3

Thursday 19th July

Tuesday 14th August

Tuesday 28th August

Thursday 13th September

Term 4

Tuesday 16th October

Tuesday 30th 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.

*We are happy to consider enrolments outside of zone*