Prospective Parents

Enrolling at MEPS

How to enrol

Please come and visit MEPS to see our friendly administration staff. They will provide you with an information pack and an enrolment form. You need to fill out the enrolment form and provide us with important information about your child/ren, including:

If you need an interpreter to help fill out the enrolment form, our administration staff can help organise this for you.

School Tours

School tours are arranged and booked through our wonderful office staff. Please contact them on (03) 9787 1385 to make a time.

Prep tours occur during Terms Two and Three; check the website for tour dates and contact the school if you would like to come along to a tour.

Prep Enrolment

When to enrol

To start primary school your child will need to turn five years old by 30 April in the year that they start school. Your child must be at school in the year that they turn six years of age. This is the compulsory school starting age. At Mt Eliza PS, we begin taking enrolments in May.

How to enrol

You need to fill out an enrolment form at that school and provide the school with important information about your child, including:

 

Health questionnaire

When your child starts primary school, DET has a requirement that you fill in the school entrant health questionnaire. Some of the questions are about your child’s vision. You will be asked if your child has had their vision screened: either the Melbourne initial screening test or a vision screening performed by your doctor.

Prep Transition

Prep families and students have many opportunities in the year prior to beginning their formal school education to engage with the Mt Eliza Primary School community.

Here is a general outline of what occurs:

  • Prep Transition Program notice will be sent out to all enrolled families half way through Term 3.
  • Early Term 4 your child will receive a letter inviting them to attend the Prep Transition Program with dates included.
  • Children attend 3 x one-hour sessions during October-November. By attending Prep Transition Program students will experience what happens at Primary School and in Prep.
  • They will;
    • Enjoy developmental activities
    • Participate in songs, stories
    • Complete simple fine motor activities
    • Spend time getting to know each other
  • Prep Information night is held in December and an invitation, including the date and time, will be sent out in November. The Prep information evening is a session that:
    • Provides a Prep Information booklet
    • Getting ready for school information
    • An opportunity to meet 2020 teachers
    • Important first day procedures.
  • Transition Day/Up Day; this is in line with the Statewide Transition Day. The children meet their classmates and teacher for the following year in their classroom. The times are included in your December Prep Information booklet.
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