Transition into Foundation

Our transition from kinder into primary school begins in term two with visits to the local Kindergartens by our Grade 5 students and teachers. The kinder children are also invited along to the school for an activities session with their kinder groups. Parents are welcome to visit the school anytime, and we have an Information Night in June and an Open Day in May each year with school tours led by our student leaders.

Once enrolled, the future Foundation students are matched to a Grade 5 buddy. They participate in three afternoon sessions at school, becoming familiar with their new friends, teachers, playground and buddy. As part of our buddy program, each Kindergarten student receives a hand-made “Buddy Bear” and card from their Grade 5 buddy.

In December, parents come along to an Information Night about Orientation Day and the new school year.


We will hold three school visits for our 2024 Foundation students. These sessions will run from 9:30am to 10:30am.


Dates are: To be determined.


Buddy Visits

Our Grade 5 students will visit Gowrie Park and Tatura Children's Centre during Term 3. Kinder students will also have the opportunity to visit us at school.



Foundation 2024 Information Night 


Our Information Night for parents & carers of students who will be Foundation students in 2024 will be later in the year. Watch this space or contact the office on 58241684 for more information.


Orientation Day

Orientation day this year will be held in December 2023.



Transition within the school

At the end of each school year, students participate in transition sessions. They experience parts of life in the year level into which they are transitioning.



Transition from Primary to Secondary


Throughout the Grade 6 year, students are given information about the secondary schools in the local area, including Open Days and Information Nights.

Tatura Primary School assessment data is sent to each student’s secondary school and the Grade 6 teachers meet with secondary school co-coordinators to discuss the individual needs of each student.

In Term 4, Grade 6 students participate in Transition Day and spend the day at their chosen secondary school.

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