Starting school marks an important milestone in the lives of young children. Recent studies suggest that children’s adjustment to their first year at school is strongly influenced by their familiarity with the school setting.

Helping to make the transition from home or a preschool setting to the school situation as smooth as possible is of paramount importance to the Prep Team at Mount Waverley Primary School. A great deal of thought and planning has gone into our program for 2016 and we believe it will:

  • assist preschoolers in making a successful adjustment to the school environment
  • offer an opportunity to participate in classroom activities
  • allow the children to practice skills necessary for school
  • encourage new friendships and develop a support system
  • provide information and support for parents

We extend a warm welcome to all preschool children and their parents who have successfully enrolled in MWPS to participate in some or all of the activities. We look forward to meeting you and your child.

Transition Program for 2019 Foundation Year

Foundation Year Transition Sessions will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30am.

While your child is attending these sessions, parents are invited to stay and hear presentations from our Guest Speakers on a range of topics, including school readiness, school life and the school’s curriculum programs. Parents will also have the opportunity to meet with other new parents and staff. 


Transition Dates Children’s Activities Guest Speakers for Parents
Wednesday 18 July Art and Craft Tania Hunter – Assistant Principal
Christina Karouzakis – Foundation Coordinator
Thursday 9 August 2 Library Visit Literacy and Numeracy – Jacinta Evans & Erin Harman
Tuesday 11 September Environment Activity Sustainability – Loretta Leary
Wednesday 10 October Music and Dance Sensory Skill Development – Dot Deviny
Tuesday 13 November Gymbaroo Gross Motor Skill Development – Dot Deviny
Tuesday 11 December Orientation – Meet the Teacher and the Class Parent free session or stay and enjoy tea, coffee and chat with other parents (Vicki Martin – Assistant Principal)

2019 term dates

Period Start Finish
Term 1 Wednesday, January 30 2019 Friday, 5 April 2019
Term 2 Tuesday 23 April 2019 Friday, 26 June 2019
Term 3 Monday, 15 July 2019 Friday, 20 September 2019
Term 4 Monday, 7 October 2019 Friday, 20 December 2019

2020 term dates

Period Start Finish
Term 1 Wednesday, January 29 2020 Friday, 27 March 2020
Term 2 Tuesday 14 April 2020 Friday, 26 June 2020
Term 3 Monday, 13 July 2020 Friday, 18 September 2020
Term 4 Monday, 5 October 2020 Friday, 18 December 2020