Transition to School


 

Prep

 

A comprehensive School Transition Program is offered for our incoming Prep students and their family:

  • Parent Evening for parents/guardians interested in Prep 2021 enrolment at EHPS - June ** 
  • Story Time - July & August. Limited to 25 students (a parent/guardian must also attend) - booking essential. ** 
  • Transition 1 - September ** 
  • Transition 2 - October
  • Glue & Glitter Art - October.  Limited to 25 students (a parent/guardian must also attend) - booking essential.
  • Transition 3 - November
  • Music Sing-A-Long - November.  Limited to 25 students (a parent/guardian must also attend) - booking essential. 
  • Parent Information Evening - November.
  • Orientation Day - December.

 

Parent Sessions will be held concurrent to the children's Transition 1 and 2 sessions to discuss topics such as health matters and preparing your child for learning. These are also great opportunities to meet other families with a child starting in Prep.


Comprensive details of the School Transition Program for our incoming Preps commencing in 2021 was provided with our enrolment offer. Click here for a copy.

 

** DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULED PROGRAM FOR OUR 2021 PREPS. DETAILS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED TO THE FAMILIES OF OUR INCOMING PREPS. PLEASE REFER TO OUR VIDEOS ACCESSIBLE BELOW. INFORMATION SESSION VIA ZOOM HELD ON 8TH SEPTEMBER.  

 

We're not yet able to have any of our incoming Preps or their familes on site, so we've created the following videos for you:

Welcome to EHPS 

Welcome Part 2: Literacy 

Welcome Part 3: Maths 

Welcome Part 4: Specialist Program 

Welcome Part 5: Talking to Preps 

Welcome Part 6: Talking to Parents 

Story Time with Mrs Lightfoot 

Story Time with Miss Davies 

Story Time with Miss Misso 

Transition 1 (includes interactive art and craft) 

 

An Information Session via Zoom for our enrolled and interested families was held on Tuesday 8th September. 

 

Department of Education & Training (DET) Get Ready for Prep - CLICK HERE

Start of School in 2020

Term 1 commences on Tuesday 28th January 2020, however this day is a statewide student free day for all Victorian government schools. Each government school is allocated three additional student free days in the school year. The first of these student free days at EHPS is on Wednesday 29th January 2020, therefore, our Years 1 to 6 students will commence on Thursday 30th January 2020.

 

Prep students do not attend school between Thursday 30th January and Wednesday 5th February, and will commence school on Thursday 6th February 2020. In the first week of the 2020 school year, 30th January to 5th February, Prep students will be allocated a School Entry Assessment (SEA) interview day and time; the SEA is compulsory and is conducted at school with the child and teacher only and is approximately one hour in duration. In summary:

  • School Entry Assessment (SEA) - one hour interview at school with the Prep student scheduled between Thursday 30th January and Wednesday 5th February. Uniform is not required. Students are to bring a water bottle to their SEA interview. SEA interview between the student and the teacher; parents/guardians do not stay.
  • On the first day of school, Thursday 6th February, Prep students have a staggered start between 9am and 10am (specific time advised in the school start letter), and finish at 1.30pm.
  • From Friday 7th to Friday 14th February, Prep students attend school from 8.50am to 2.30pm.
  • From Monday 17th February, Prep students begin attending school full time from 8.50am to 3.30pm.

 

Years 1 to 6

For students commencing in Years 1 to 6 in 2021, an orientation day will be held early in December 2020.

 

 

Year 7
The timetable for Year 6 2020 students transitioning to Year 7 2021:

From Week 1, Term 2 2020 Information distributed to parents/carers, including Application for Year 7 Placement form
Friday 29th May 2020 Parents/carers return Application for Year 7 Placement forms to primary school.
Tuesday 16th June 2020 Primary school to submit all initial placements requests (first preferences) to each relevant secondary school by this date. Communication between primary and secondary schools occurs until all students have been placed.
Wednesday 19th August 2020 Primary school advises parents/carers in writing of placement offer.
Thursday 20th August 2020 Parents/carers commence lodging non-placement appeals with secondary schools.
Secondary schools may distribute enrolment, orientation, and other transition information to parents/carers of future Year 7 students.
Monday 31st August 2020 Closing date for parents/carers to lodge a non-placement appeal with secondary schools.
Friday 11th September 2020 Secondary schools notify parents/carers in writing of the outcome of non-placement appeals by this date.
Friday 25th September 2020 Closing date for parents/carers to lodge a non-placement appeal with the Regional Director where they are unsuccessful with their appeal to the secondary school.
Tuesday 8th December 2020 Secondary schools host an Orientation Day for Year 6 students.


Year 6 2020 to Year 7 2021 FAQs (updated August 2020)
Tips for starting secondary school  

Moving from primary to secondary school: information for parents 

 

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