Prep Transition


Steps to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) for the 2025 school year

If your child is starting Foundation (Prep) in 2025, you will be able to apply to enrol your child in a Victorian government primary school from the start of Term 2, 2024 (Monday 15th April).


2025 Prep Enrolments:

The Department of Education (DE) has released a 2024 statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline.


The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including Montrose Primary School.


All government primary schools will follow the timeline in 2024 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2025 school year.


You can find information and resources about the new timeline, including factsheets, at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). You can also download the Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers for the 2025 school year’ from the Starting School webpage..


You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2025 at Montrose Primary School from the 15th April 2024.


This year, all schools in the North Eastern Victoria Region will be using an online system for new Foundation (Prep) Enrolments to Victorian Government Schools. The new online enrolment system has been assessed by the Department of Education to a high degree of security in line with the Victorian Protective Data Security Standards and is compliant with ISO 27001, the leading international standard for information security.


What you need to do:

  1. Contact our school to book a school tour, or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process.
  2. Visit to create an account and complete the online application form by Friday 26th July
  3. We will then review your application and offer Prep 2025 places on Monday 29th of July to inform you whether your application has been successful or unsuccessful.
  4. You should accept one enrolment offer by 23rd August 2023. When accepting an offer, you will be required to provide additional personal and health information that will be shared with the school.
  5. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024
  6. Your child will start Prep at Montrose Primary School on Thursday 30th Jan 2025 (9am-1pm).


All enrolment applications will be processed by the school as they are received, in accordance with the Department’s Placement Policy.



Once your enrolment place has been confimed, the school will email further details regarding Term 4 transition.


Our School Zone:

Our school zone is available on which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria.


Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.


Our school manages enrolments using the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and may enrol at another school, if there are available places.


For more information, you can:


Digital Enrolment Quick Reference Guide

Factsheet - How to Complete a Digital Enrolment



Once your child is enrolled

Read our tips for starting primary school to learn how you can support your child.



Montrose Primary School Prep 2025 Information Flyer



Transition Dates


Term 1 & 2:

Individual Tours

  • Please call the office on 9728 2203 to book in a tour of our wonderful school!


Term 2:


Information Night for 2025 Prospective Prep Parents

  • Weds 22nd May 2024, 7.00pm-8.00pm in the Early Learning Centre

Prep enrolment applications due: Friday 26th July


We will notify families of enrolment acceptance between Monday 29th July and Friday 9th August

Term 4:


Formal Transition Program

Our Formal Transition Program is for enrolled 2025 Montrose Primary School Preps and is designed to ready students for school. It includes a range of specialist sessions (PE, Art, Drama/Music and Chinese) and classroom sessions.


Transition Session 1:   Friday 11th Oct, 2024

Transition Session 2:   Friday 25th Oct, 2024

Transition Session 3:   Friday 8th Nov, 2024

Transition Session 4:   Friday 22nd Nov, 2024

(Parents and children will meet in the Early Learning Centre for sign in and children will move to transition sessions in groups)

All formal transition sessions will take place between 1:45–2:45pm


Prep Parent Information Night (2025 Enrolled Prep students)

Wednesday 20th November in our Early Learning Centre at 7.00pm - 8.00pm.


Orientation Day for 2025 Preps

Tuesday 10th December 2024 in our Early Learning Centre at 9:15am-­10:30am.

2025 Prep students come to school and meet their Prep teacher and new classmates!

Enrolment Forms

Student Enrolment Form




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