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Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School Eltham
Prep enrolments at Our Lady’s will be accepted in the year prior to commencement. We endeavour to have enrolments finalised by mid-year but if there are vacancies, all enrolments will be considered. Prospective families are welcome to tour the school on any day, please call and make a time to meet with our Principal and enjoy a tour of our school.
Children must turn 5 years of age by the 30th of April in the year they are commencing school.
A PrepTransition program is held in Term 4. This includes:
Visits to Kindergartens
Transition sessions to familiarise the children with their new school environment
An orientation session with their Prep teacher
An Information Session for Parents
Enrolment Application Forms should be accompanied by:
An Immunisation Certificate (may be obtained from your local council or Medicare)
A copy of your child’s Birth Certificate
Places at Our Lady Help of Christians are offered in accordance with the school’s Enrolment Policy. Children who are baptised in the Catholic Church are entitled to a Catholic education. Although preference is given to baptised Catholic children, should numbers permit, places will be allocated to any members of the community seeking a Catholic education for their child.
The children at Our Lady Help of Christians are very proud of their school. The purpose of the school uniform is to identify each student as a member of the community, and thereby to establish a common bond. The parents and staff together believe that wearing a simple school uniform enhances this feeling of belonging. The wearing of uniforms establishes attitudes of pride and cooperation and adds to the tone of the school. Parents are urged to ensure children wear their uniform and take pride in their appearance. As a SunSmart school during First and Fourth terms the school hat is a uniform requirement.
New uniforms can be purchased from the school each week at a scheduled time. The uniform shop is currently manned by a staff member one morning per week. Orders can be made and paid for online. We also offer second hand uniforms through the uniform shop onsite.
Preschool to Prep Transition
Starting school is a very exciting time but it can also be a little daunting for some children. The transition from kinder to Prep is a very important part of starting school.
As part of transition the Prep teachers will make contact with the kinders to arrange a visit to touch base with the children in their familiar environment and to chat with the Kinder teachers to ensure that starting school is a happy and positive experience for everyone.
In the year prior to starting school the children have the opportunity to attend Our Lady’s on several occasions to familiarise themselves with the school and to meet other children who will also be starting school. These are informal sessions and may involve storytime, playing games, drawing and familiarising themselves with the school setting.
Later in the year the children have an orientation session with their Prep teacher in their classroom with the other children starting Prep.
Starting school for the first time can also be a little daunting for parents. We have a Parent Information session each year to help you during this very important time. It will be a time to ask any questions you may have and also to meet other parents who have children beginning school. You will make lifelong friends as the years progress and be part of a vibrant school community.
We encourage the children to attend as many of the sessions as possible.
New Enrolments at Other Levels
Families are welcome to make an appointment to tour the school and meet with the Principal. New enrolments in other year levels are welcome and will be considered if there is space available.
Book a Tour
Enrolments are open and welcome for 2022 and beyond. Please call one of our welcoming staff members or make a time to visit our school.