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Foundation Transition

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Kinder to Foundation Transition Program at Banyan Fields Primary School

 

At Banyan Fields, we understand that a child’s first year at school is an important one.  Banyan Fields Foundation Teachers work closely with local kindergartens and childcare centres to create a positive start for your child and to ensure their learning journey is as smooth as possible.

 

Banyan Fields provides five Kinder to Foundation transition sessions as well as a morning with their Foundation class and Teacher.

Dates for the Transition Program for the 2025 Foundation students

  • Wednesday 16th October 2024

  • Wednesday 23rd October 2024

  • Wednesday 30th October 2024

  • Wednesday 13th November 2024

  • Wednesday 20th November 2024

Statewide Transition Day / Foundation Orientation Day

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The Transition Program

 

  • is designed to assist your child in becoming familiar with the Banyan Fields Primary School environment.

 

  • supports your child to build happy, positive relationships.
     

  • provides reassurance to the child (and the parent) that our learning environment is safe and friendly.
     

  • allows your child to make new friends.

 

  • enables you to meet the caring and dedicated teachers who will provide the quality education your child deserves.

School Guided Tours

Contact the school office to book your School Guided Tour. 

Phone: 03 9782 1333

Email: banyan.fields.ps@education.vic.gov.au

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Foundation Enrolment Process

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 on the basis of 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:

Foundation (Prep) enrolments

The Department of Education (DE) 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 Banyan Fields Primary School.

You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline and procedures at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).

What you need to do:

  1. Contact our school to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process.

  2. Download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers.' The pack will be available from Monday 15 April 2024 and will include an application form. The school may also provide Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.

  3. You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024.

  4. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.

  5. Your child will start Foundation (Prep) from Tuesday 28 January 2025.
     

Enrolment applications submitted after 26 July 2024 will be processed by the school as they are received, in accordance with the Department of Education's Placement Policy.

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