Starting school is one of the most important steps a child will take in their life. As a parent of a future prep student, choosing the right school for your son or daughter, therefore, becomes one of the most important decisions you will make.
Templestowe Park Primary School offers a comprehensive program of activities, designed to give you every opportunity to understand everything you need to know to make that decision. We want you and your family to feel welcome to visit our school, to ask questions, to see our students and teachers in action and, if you decide that Templestowe Park is the right place for your child, to start the transition into Grade Prep.
The calendar of events is listed below. If you would like further information or would like to receive one of our information packs sent to you, please visit our contact page and either call or email our school office.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Open Days and Evenings
We will have a number of opportunities for parents and children to visit the school - some will occur during normal school hours, others out of hours. During these sessions, staff, parents and students will be at school, giving you the opportunity to bring your son or daughter along to see what happens at school and to find out what you need to know to make an informed decision about your child's primary school.
These sessions will occur on:
- Saturday, 20th May 2017 - 9:30am to 12:00noon
- Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 - 9:30 to 10:30am
- Wednesday, 24th May 2017 - 6:00 to 8.00pm
If none of these times suit, please contact the school to arrange for a school tour with a senior member of staff at another time.
Conducted by our Principal or Assistant Principal, individual school tours are a wonderful way to see the school in action. Find out more about the philosophy in teaching and learning at Templestowe Park and view our excellent facilities. This is a great opportunity to learn about the benefits of our school. Phone on 9846 2700 to schedule an appointment.
2018 Prep Information Evening
Wednesday 26th April 2017 - 7.30 to 8:30pm
“Is your child ready for school?” and “What can Templestowe Park provide?”
Presented by the Principal, Mark Roberts, the Prep teachers and senior staff.
Come along and find out the important skills that children need to be ready to begin school successfully and why Templestowe Park is a great place for your child to start their primary education.
Please RSVP to the school office on 9846 2700.
A Taste Of School
- Thursday, 11th May 2017 - 2:00 to 3:00pm
- Wednesday, 17th May 2017 - 2:00 to 3:00pm
- Thursday, 25th May 2017 - 2:00 to 3:00pm
No enrolment required
This is, for many children, their first opportunity to spend time at school. Come along with your child and chat with the Principal, Assistant Principal and other parents while your child experiences Art, Sport and Performing Arts in a fun and interactive manner.
Please RSVP to the school office on 9846 2700.
- Term 2 - Friday, 16th June 2017 - 2:00 to 3:00pm
- Term 2 - Friday, 23rd June 2017 - 2:00 to 3:00pm
- Term 3 - Friday, 11th August 2017 - 2:00 to 3:00 pm
- Term 3 - Friday, 18th August 2017 - 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Allow your child to experience the excitement and wonder of Science as a ‘Young Einstein’. Your child will have the
opportunity to be a scientist for a day in our newly created Science Discovery room. A very special session is planned
for 18th August!
Contact the school office on 9846 2700 to book your child’s place in the 'Young Einsteins' sessions.
- Tuesday, 5th September 2017 - 2:00 to 3:00pm
Learn more about the Prep iTime (inquiry learning) program at Templestowe Park when your child participates
in a hands on approach to learning.
Contact the school office on 9846 2700 to book your child’s place in the 'iTime' session.
- Thursday, 26th October 2017 - 2:00 to 3:00pm
- Thursday, 2nd November 2017 - 2:00 to 3:00pm
- Thursday, 16th November 2017 - 2:00 to 3:00pm
These weekly sessions are only available to students who have enrolled at the school to commence their Prep year in 2018. Children will become familiar with the classroom environment while getting to know the teachers and the other children who will be a part of their school life. At the same time, parents will be able to enjoy a cup of tea with other new parents and meet with the Principal and others to learn more about life at Templestowe Park and our welcoming community.
Final Foundation Transition
- Thursday, 23rd November 2017 - 9:15 to 10:30am
The final session in the Prep Transition Program is scheduled for one and a quarter hours as opposed to the previous one hour sessions. This gives your child the chance to meet their 2018 Prep teacher and spend time with them and their new classmates.
All children starting school at Foundation Level are required by Government legislation to have an immunisation certificate. These certificates are available from local government health offices.
If you require further information, please speak to your family medical practitioner.
TPPS Information Book