Prep Orientation / Enrolment

Starting school is part of a child's long term progression from dependence to independence. You have been preparing your child for school in many ways. What your child learns at school will build on the skills and knowledge you have already helped your child to learn. We hope our information and Prep Orientation Program will assist you and your child make a smooth and happy transition to school life at Apollo Parkways Primary School. 

Is my child ready for school?

Children enjoy starting school if they are already showing confidence in some basic aspects of their physical, emotional, social and intellectual development. At school your child will build on skills and knowledge you have helped develop. Your child's preschool teacher will be able to assist when making decisions about school readiness.

When should my child start school?

To enrol in a Victorian government school, children must be at least five years of age by the 30th of April in the year they start school.

How do I enrol my child at school?

Enrolment forms for 2018 will be available from the school office and on our website from Friday 24th February 2017 at 9.00a.m.

You will be required to complete an enrolment form and provide some basic information such as:

  • names and addresses of the child and parents or guardians
  • home and work phone numbers
  • name and phone numbers of emergency contact persons
  • doctor's name and phone number
  • health and welfare information about your child.

At the time of enrolment we will also require a copy of:

  • evidence of date of birth/birth certificate
  • immunisation certificate

Prep Orientation Program

Apollo Parkways Primary School conducts an extensive Prep Orientation Program. This is an opportunity for you and your child to get to know their new school. You will get to meet the teachers and find out about the exciting things that happen at school. Our time line of events is detailed below.


November - Small Group Sessions

Children are timetabled to visit our school for three sessions. They will spend two sessions in Prep classrooms and on the third visit they will experience specialist classes.

February - School Commences
Prep children begin school a day later than other students. Starting times are staggered on this first day to help children settle into the classroom.

PLEASE NOTE: During February, Prep children will attend 4 days per week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9.00a.m. - 3.30p.m.   Wednesday's will be set aside for assessments.  Parents will be notified of their child's assessment time.  All children undertake School Entry Assessment to provide teachers with information regarding children's learning.

2018 Prep Enrolment Information

Please click here for 2018 enrolment information

Please click here for 2018 enrolment form