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 Caufield South 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 download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers for the 2024 school year’ and 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 HERE.
You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2024 at Caulfield South Primary School from 24 April 2023.
What you need to do:
- Contact our school office on 9578 3718 to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process
- Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) or click HERE.
- Submit a Student Enrolment Form by Friday 28 July 2023. (Please include a copy of Birth Certificate and Immunisation history. For in-zone enrolments please also refer to the Residential Address check for required documentation.)
- You will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 11 August 2023. If you receive an offer of placement, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 25 August 2023
- Take part in enrolment information and transitions sessions (dates to follow) enrolment information and transition sessions at Caulfield South Primary School during Term 4, 2023
Enrolment applications submitted after 28 July 2023 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.
Guidance on types of schools, finding your school zone, enrolment and starting or changing schools can be found on the Starting School webpage.
Caulfield South Primary School welcomes all prospective students and families to attend a school tour with our Principal, Rohan Cooper.
Tours run every Friday at 9.30am and can be booked via the link below. https://compasstix.com/e/2gfzk47vqz
You will receive an Enrolment Pack at the conclusion of the tour.
Our school zone
Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.
- If you are in the Caufield South Primary School zone OR have a child already attending Caufield South PS please fill out an Enrolment form.
- If you are not in the Caulfield South Primary School zone, please fill out an Application form.
- For In Zone enrolments, we require 100 points residential address check. Please see the link on the required documents. Residential Address Check
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Caulfield South Primary School welcomes prospective students and families to attend a school tour with our Principal, Rohan Cooper. Our tours run every Friday morning at 9.30am. The tour will visit our various school facilities and give families the opportunity to ask our student leaders and Principal questions about our school.
You are able to book a spot which best suits you via CompassTix or simply click the link below. https://compasstix.com/e/2gfzk47vqz
Prior to booking a school tour, please take time to watch our Virtual Tour and familiarise yourself with our Website which will give you an overview of Caulfield South PS. This will enable you and others to get the most out of our on-site school tour.
‘Stranger Danger’ is better referred to as a small part of teaching children protective behaviours. It is only a very small part of protective behaviour, as 85 per cent of danger or abuse to children occurs with someone known to the child or trusted by the child. The Protective Behaviours Organisations have undertaken work for many years to protect children from all dangers, and help them to be safe in all environments. Protective behaviour should focus on stranger danger, predators, relatives or friends and Internet or online risks. The aim is to teach children to be safe, to be aware of predatory strangers, and to be self protective. Teaching protective behaviours or ‘stranger danger’ is a delicate balance of raising awareness, without unnecessarily alarming children, or paralysing them with fear. …keep ‘danger’ in balance. While being alert and pro-active with protective behaviours, remember that a child’s world is full of safe, wonderful and positive events. From an article written by Ian Wallace, Consultant Psychologist and KidsLife expert. Ian is the author of You and Your ADD Child and co-author of Coping with School.
Caulfield South Primary School has a compulsory school uniform. Wearing a uniform encourages the development of our school culture in addition to portraying a unified image. Our uniform is available from the PSW shop located at 1/596 North Rd Ormond. A current PSW Uniform Shop price list is listed in the notes and events section. Some second-hand items are available from our Caulfield South Primary School Uniform shop which is open each fortnight on Tuesday morning from 8:40am – 9:10am. This shop is located at the top of the stairs opposite the main office.
Other uniform items:
Hats: The wearing of hats in Terms One and Four is compulsory. Please ensure your child has a sun smart hat to wear; there are two styles of hat available for purchase from PSW. Art Smock: It is a requirement that all students wear an art smock for art classes. Navy blue fabric smocks can be purchased from the uniform shop – alternatively an old shirt from home will suffice. School Bag: A school bag which is large enough to fit take home books, lunch box and reading satchels is an essential item. Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 will be transporting their own Chrome Book to and from school most days. PSW also provide the CSPS school bag. Footwear: For Occupational health and safety reasons, it is a requirement that all students wear a ‘closed toe shoe’. A traditional style black school shoe is encouraged but not compulsory. Runners and sneakers are acceptable. Thongs, open toed sandals and shoes without ankle support are not appropriate footwear. We encourage parents to be mindful of supporting the healthy growth of children’s feet. Visit www.psw.com.au to shop online or for more information.
Prep Transition Information
Prep Information Session
Prep Information Sessions are held each Thursday afternoon in the month of November. Prep Transition dates can be found on our school website located in our Community Calendar.
Getting Started- Essential Information for Parents
During the transition sessions and while your child is spending time in Prep classes, different topics will be discussed to allow for you and your child to start the school year off successfully. The specific start dates of school, including mandated School Entry Assessment information will be provided.
School Entry Assessment
This involves an assessment of your child’s literacy and numeracy skills prior to the start of half and full days of school. Please note that your child does not need to feel anxious about this assessment, it is a wonderful period for one on one time with their classroom teacher and allows for the teacher to get to your know child before the start of classes.
You will receive an appointment time for your child, lasting roughly 45 minutes then a 15 minute Pastoral Care meeting will take place whereby the parent can inform the teacher about their child. If your child has any medication, please have forms prepared and returned to the office.
First Month of School
The first month of school is devoted to helping your child familiarise themselves with their new environment and the routines of the day. You are asked to help your child become independent, encouraging him/her to put away their school bag and be responsible for their own belongings. To ensure that children feel happy and secure in their new school environment, separate outdoor recess times occur for the first few or more weeks of school and are closely supervised by teachers. In prep, the students have three eating breaks a fruit/veggie snack (1), lunch (2) and playlunch (3). Students will need to be familiarised with what is to be eaten at which break, we suggest labelling food 1, 2 and 3. Our school is also a ‘Nudefood’ school, meaning we take home any rubbish we bring in to minimise our footprint on the environment. Drink bottles to be refilled daily with water only, no glass containers. Lunch Orders are not available for preps until Term 2.
Things to Bring Each Day to School
- Fruit/veggie snack, lunch and playlunch
- Drink bottle full of water
- A change of underwear, socks and pants in a plastic bag placed in the bottom of their school bag. Please keep a change of clothes for the duration of the year.
- A sun hat (compulsory from September to end of April). This can be purchased from the Primary School Wear (PSW) shop.
- All items of clothing to be labelled clearly with first name and last initial (hats, jumpers, lunch boxes, food containers and drink bottle)
- Any medication and information need to be provided to the office or classroom teacher.
- All curriculum materials including books and writing tools will be provided by the school and given to classroom teacher.