Foundation Transition

Toorak Primary School is committed to welcoming all our new Foundation students and their families to our school community and to making the transition to school a positive experience for all.

The Foundation Transition program commences in Term 4 in the year preceding school entry. Foundation students are invited to attend four separate, hour-long sessions in the prep classrooms. During these sessions, they undertake a variety of literacy and numeracy activities and also have the opportunity to explore the classroom environment and meet teachers, senior student leaders and other students who will start school at the same time.

While these sessions are running, our Principal, staff members, student leaders and representatives from the wider school community will provide information to parents about our school programs and curriculum. These sessions are supplemented by comprehensive online information, including ideas to promote student wellbeing, requirements for volunteering in class, uniform purchasing, school payments etc. The sessions also provide a wonderful opportunty for our new parents to network and mingle. 

2025 Foundation Transition Dates TBC

Internal Transition

To help support students as they transition from one year level to another, we hold internal transitions sessions towards the end of Term 4. These sessions provide opportunities for all students to meet their future teacher and classmates, and to become familiar with the expectations and opportunities for the following year.

Moving from Primary School to Secondary School

Toorak Primary School has a designated transition coordinator to support parents and guardians in identifying and applying for a secondary school.

In April each year, the transition coordinator will send parents/guardians an information pack and application form.  This form must be filled in and returned to Toorak Primary School by Friday 10 May 2024.

You will receive notification of your child’s Year 7 placement offer on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

All government secondary schools will host a Year 7 Orientation Day (for Year 6 students) on Tuesday 10 December 2024.

Click here to access ‘Moving from Primary School to Secondary School’ detailed information.

Non-Government Schools

Parents of students attending a non-government school must also complete the Government application form stating the name of the private/Catholic school their child will be attending in 2025.  It is the responsibility of the parents/guardian to apply to non-government schools.

SEALS programs, Scholarship applications or entrance exams

Selected secondary schools have an entrance exam, scholarships or offer a SEALS program (Select Entry Accerlated Learning Program). To find out about these programs please contact the secondary school involved.

To aid smooth transition

Toorak’s transition coordinator and Year 6 teachers work with all secondary schools to ensure a smooth transition to Year 7.   This includes communicating about a student’s academic and social abilities, and arranging internal visits from secondary schools transition coordinators. All secondary schools will contact parents/guardian after they have been informed about the successful placement of their child and they will inform you of orientation dates and times.