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 Prep transition dates - for those who have enrolled at The Patch Primary for 2020

Our transition sessions give children an opportunity to meet our Prep teachers, get familiarised with our school and meet children from other Kindergartens. Please pay close attention to the dates and times for each session. Please don’t bring bags or snacks to any session. We have drinking taps at school and we often end up with a pile of lost property at the end of these mornings.


Wednesday 23rd October 2019  9.30am-10.30am

Session 1: Children will spend an hour in the Prep classroom and will have an opportunity to play, listen to stories and sing songs.


Wednesday 6th November 2019  9.30am-10.30am

Session 2: Similar to the first session, children will get to know each other, play games and do an activity in the classroom.


Wednesday 20th November 2019 9.15am-10:30am

Session 3: Specialist rotations. Children rotate in small groups through Art and Music.



Parent information session Wednesday 27th November 6pm – 7pm in the library. Come along to find out what grade you child will be in, chat to their teacher and ask any questions you may still have about the school.




Tuesday 10th December – Whole school ‘Step Up’ day 9.30am-10:30am

Session 4: Children will meet their teacher and spend time in their new grade and classroom. Children will also meet their Grade 5 buddy.


For more information please contact our Prep teachers:

Alesha - sangster.alesha.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

Tania - blandthorn.tania.t@edumail.vic.gov.au


Welcome to Prep 2020!

Starting school is an exciting time for children, parents and staff at The Patch School. We endeavour to make the transition process as smooth as possible by providing school tours, orientation sessions and open communication between everyone involved.

Once we have received your child's enrolment form, birth certificate and immunisation certificate, you will be sent a letter of confirmation along with a list of transition dates & times (see above).

Our Uniform Shop may be open during Prep orientation sessions to enable you to orgaise school uniform for your child, but this will be confirmed closer to the time. This service is provided by a group of amazing volunteer parents who manage all facets of the Uniform Shop at our school. Click here to be re-directed to the Uniform Shop web page

When deciding on your purchases, we ask you to consider buying your child a navy 'The Patch School' school bag. Our experience shows that, while our school bags may appear quite large on a Prep child, this size is required to hold the many items that come to and from school daily - clothing, lunch, readers, communication folder, completed work etc. In most cases this school bag will last your child right throughout primary school. Whilst the final decision is completely up to the parent, purchasing this larger navy bag will save you from buying a replacement a few months later.

If you have any questions regarding school life, you will find lots of information on this website and you are very welcome to contact the school and speak with one of our helpful staff members.  

KidsMatter - "Starting School"

Starting school is an exciting time for families as they watch their child reach this important milestone. It's also not unusual for parents and children to sometimes feel a little anxious, worried, scared and apprehensive - emotions that are very common when we deal with change.

KidsMatter has some great "Starting School" videos and resources to help you during this transition and don't forget if there is anything that you are unsure about, you can always contact us at any time.

Click here to access KidsMatter's "Starting School".