Preparing for Prep
In the year before starting at school:
We offer four Prep classes at EHPS each year (about 80 students). Parents/guardians interested in enrolment at EHPS are encouraged to attend a school tour in the year prior to entry (March to May recommended); a tour is recommended, but not compulsory. An introduction pack, including enrolment forms, will be provided at the conclusion of a school tour, or can be collected from our School Office from the beginning of March.
Enrolment documentation is lodged in the year prior to entry. For consideration in the first round of placement offers, we welcome lodgement of documentation by the end of May from all families interested in enrolling their child at EHPS. These families are advised in writing regarding placement by the end of Term 2. After May, please contact our Office to discuss placement.
There will be two Information Evenings for families enrolling their child
Prep Transition Program
Children must be five years of age by 30 April of the year they start to be eligible for enrolment in a Victorian government school. A child must be at school in the year that they turn six years of age (the compulsory school starting age).Starting primary school is a special milestone in your child's life. It is an exciting time for your family transitioning from kinder to the primary school setting.
At the beginning of their Prep year, students attend their School Entry Assessment (one hour interview between the child and their classroom teacher) during the first week of Term 1. Their first day at school in week 2 starts at a nominated time between 9am and 10am and finishes at 1.30pm, followed by about a week attending from 8.50am to 2.30pm. They usually commence fulltime (8.50am to 3.30pm) in week 3 of Term 1.
Our comprehensive School Transition Program is offered for our incoming Prep students and their families.
The School Transition Program for children offered a Prep placement occurs during Terms 3 and 4.
Click here to view details about our School Transition Program for children commencing Prep in 2022
A Parent Session will be held concurrent to the children's Transition 1 session. All parents/guardians are welcome to hear our First Aid Officer discuss health matters. This is also a great opportunity to meet other families with a child starting in Prep.
Here are some helpful videos we have created! Just click on each link to view.
Welcome to EHPS
Welcome Part 2: Literacy
Welcome Part 3: Maths
Welcome Part 4: Specialist Program
Welcome Part 5: Talking to Preps
Story Time with Mrs Lightfoot
Story Time with Miss Davies
Story Time with Miss Misso
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