The Prep Transition program commences early in the year prior to school entry, with regular visits to the school giving the children exposure to many aspects of school life.
Children who will reach the age of five years on or before 30th April may commence school in January of that year. An enrolment form may be obtained from the school office or downloaded here.
On first enrolment of a child, a Full Birth Certificate must be produced as proof of date of birth.
Before children are able to commence school, a school entry immunisation certificate must be presented at the school office. This is a legal requirement on enrolment to primary school in Victoria. An unvaccinated child will be excluded from school in the event of outbreaks of Polio, Measles or Diphtheria.
To ensure that our new Foundation children settle comfortably andconfidently into school, we have staggered starting times for the first day of school. Your child will be given a starting time of between 9.00 am and 10.00 am and dismissal time will be at 2.10 pm. New foundation students are matched with a senior student 'buddy' to help develop greater confidence in the school setting.
In February, Foundation children will spend all of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at school. Wednesday will be a rest day at home. An appointment will be allocated to each child to attend a Foundation Entry Test, on a Wednesday and this will be conducted at school, on a date to be advised.
Each year the School Medical Service carries out: Health examinations on Foundation grade children Reviews on children previously assessed, where special needs were identified. Examinations on children if requested by the school and / or parents. Examinations take place only after parent consent has been obtained. There is no cost to parents for this service which is provided by a qualified school nurse.
Before and After School Care is available from Gumnuts Early Learning Centre.
Please click here for to download Gumnuts contact details and session times.
To enrol directly with Gumnuts click here to go to their booking page.
The wearing of school uniform is compulsory at Maffra Primary School. Please click here to download our School Dress Code Policy which has information about the uniform as well as a list of required uniform items. Please click here to download Uniform Price List.
Please clearly name everything with your child's full name including EVERY item of school clothing.
There is a privately run "town bus" which operates to and from our school which students may use. Drivers accept daily or weekly payments. Students residing more than 4.8 km. from our school may be eligible for travel on Government funded buses. If you think your child may be eligible, discuss this with the office staff. Country buses are co-ordinated through Maffra Secondary College.
Our school zone Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.
Information on this site is updated in Term 1 each year, ready for the Year 6 to 7 transition period. To visit the site, see: www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au
If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Foundation Transition program commences early in the year prior to school entry, with regular visits to the school giving the children exposure to many aspects of school life. The program includes participation in the Maffra Cluster Transition Network, and regular provison of information and support for families.
With a high percentage of our Year 6 exit students heading to Maffra Secondary College, there is regular communication between the two schools and regular visits in both directions. Students participate in a range of transitional, leadership and curriculum programs.