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 2020 Foundation Students 

You are invited to attend our Foundation Transition Sessions which will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during 2019 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 17 July Welcome to Mount Waverley Primary School / Art and Craft ‘Getting to Know Us’ morning tea with our School Leaders
Tuesday 6 August Numeracy games iPads and Laptops – Our BYOD program
Wednesday 11  September Music, Movement and Dance in our classrooms Getting ready for School – Sensory and Motor skill development with Dot Deviny
Wednesday 16 October Our School Environment Sustainability – Loretta Leary
Tuesday 12 November Library visit Literacy and Numeracy – with our Leading Teachers
Tuesday 10 December Orientation – Meet the Teacher and new Class Parent free session or stay and enjoy morning tea with other parents and our school leaders

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

2021 term dates

Period Start Finish
Term 1 Thursday, January 28 2021 Thursday April 1st 2021
Term 2 Monday 19th April 2021 Friday, 25 June 2021
Term 3 Monday, 12 July 2021 Friday, 17 September 2021
Term 4 Monday, 4 October 2021 Friday, 17 December 2021