Enrol now for 2021
Following advice from the Victorian Government on Tuesday 12 May, some students will be returning to school from Tuesday 26 May.
The Victorian Chief Health Officer has advised that it is safe for Victorian school students and teachers to return to on-site schooling in a two-staged approach:
- Stage 1 – from Tuesday 26 May
Early years students (Prep to Grade 2) and senior secondary students (Year 11 and 12) undertaking the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), and all specialist school students will return to on-site schooling. All staff will attend on-site.
- Stage 2 – from Tuesday 9 June
Grade 3 to Year 10 students will return to on-site schooling, subject to health advice.
The Department’s latest advice on can be found at www.education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
2020 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)
Wednesday 25th March
Thursday 8th 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*
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.
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 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
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