Prep Transition


Steps to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) for the 2024 school year

If your child is starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024, you will be able to apply to enrol your child in a Victorian government primary school from the start of Term 2, 2023 (Monday 24 April 2023).


2024 Prep Enrolments:

The Department of Education (DE) has released a new 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.


The new timeline will apply for children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024. All government primary schools will follow the new timeline in 2023 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2024 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 2024 school year’ from the Starting School webpage (available from 24 April 2023).


You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2024 at Montrose Primary School from 24 April 2023.


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. Submit an enrolment form for Prep 2024 by Friday 28 July 2023
  3. You will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 11 August 2023. Once you receive an offer of placement, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 25 August 2023
  4. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2023
  5. Your child will start Prep at Montrose Primary School from Tuesday 30 January 2024.

Enrolment forms submitted after 28 July 2023 will be processed by the school as they are received, in accordance with the Department’s Placement Policy.


Enrolment Form: Montrose Primary School


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:


Factsheet for Foundation (Prep) enrolment process

Factsheet – English (PDF, 651KB)



Once your child is enrolled

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



Montrose Primary School Prep 2024 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 2024 Prospective Prep Parents

  • Weds 3rd May, 7.00pm-8.00pm in the Early Learning Centre

Prep enrolments close: Friday 28th July


We will notify families of enrolment acceptance by Friday 11th August

Term 4:


Formal Transition Program

Our Formal Transition Program is for enrolled 2023 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 13th Oct

Transition Session 2:   Friday 27th Oct

Transition Session 3:   Friday 10th Nov

Transition Session 4:   Friday 24th Nov

(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 (2024 Enrolled Prep students)

Wednesday 29th November in our Early Learning Centre at 7.00pm - 8.00pm.


Orientation Day for 2024 Preps

Tuesday 12th December 2023 in our Early Learning Centre at 9:15am-­10:30am.

2024 Prep students come to school and meet their Prep teacher and new classmates!

Enrolment Forms

Student Enrolment Form




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