Pre-School to Primary School Transition

We have an extensive Prep Transition program which consists of 5 sessions starting in October. These sessions involve time spent with the teachers and other kinder children getting to know one another. Each of the sessions cover different curriculum areas such as a literacy, numeracy and Inquiry. While the children are with the teachers the Principal spends each session with the parents/caregivers explaining how Monbulk Primary School operates and what it offers. The feedback we have got from theses sessions has been extremely positive.

When the children start Prep the following year they start one week after the rest of the school. This week is used for the assessment of the new Prep children. The teachers meet with each child individually to assess their literacy and numeracy skills. We have found that by doing it in the week rather than over a one day off for four weeks the testing is far more reliable and accurate. This way every child is being tested on the same playing level. The other way of testing does mean those students tested in the first week know less than those tested in the fourth week not making it fair and accurate.

We also have a transition program all the way through the school. At the end of each year the teachers meet with the child’s new teacher and passes on all valuable and relevant information. The students also spend time with their next year’s teacher.

Digital Enrolment Platform VicStudents

This year our school is using an online system for new enrolments to Victorian government schools called VicStudents.   VicStudents is available for students who are enrolling in a Victorian Government School for the first time. This includes Foundation (Prep) enrolments for 2025.

VicStudents 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.

To commence online enrolment: Visit to create an account and complete the online application form. Please ensure that all documents required are attached to the application.

A Quick Reference Guide to using the online system is available below ” Digital Enrolment Guide”.

Primary School to Secondary School Transition

Our Year 6 transition program is very extensive with our main Secondary College being Monbulk Secondary College. Students have orientation sessions at their preferred Secondary College and our Year 6 teachers have strong communication with each College. All important student information is passed on to the Secondary College Transition Coordinators.

New Digital 6-7 Placement Applications for 2024-2025

Moving from primary to secondary school is an important step in a child’s education.

The Department of Education is introducing an online enrolment system called VicStudents for Year 6 students enrolling in Year 7 at a Victorian government secondary school for 2025.

Our school is participating in the use of VicStudents, which aims to simplify and streamline the enrolment process for parents/carers of Year 6 students.

VicStudents has been assessed by the department 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.

If you do not wish to use the VicStudents online enrolment system, you may opt out and use a paper form instead. To opt out, please advise us by Monday 15 April 2024.

Students not attending a Victorian government secondary school in 2025

If your child is already enrolled to start Year 7 at a non-government secondary school next year, please advise us via return email, including evidence of your child’s Year 7 enrolment for 2025, by Monday 15 April 2024. You will not need to complete the digital process.

If you are currently considering a non-government secondary school for your child, but are waiting for acceptance confirmation, please use the digital process. You can withdraw your child’s application later if you need to.

Students from families with shared decision-making responsibility

The email containing the link to register and use the new online system will be sent only to the email address of one adult, as currently captured in our records. It remains the responsibility of all adults to consult with each other in making your child’s enrolment decision for 2025, where it is safe to do so. Please contact us if you have any questions about this.

Next steps

On Wednesday 17 April 2024, one adult from each Year 6 student’s family will receive an email with a link to register and use the new online system. Please look out for this email (including within any spam or junk folders). If you have not received the email by 5 pm Thursday 18 April 2024, please get in touch with us.

Further information

A Quick Reference Guide will be provided to help you navigate the online system, please see guide below. This will also be included in the email sent to one adult on Wednesday 17 April 2024. We will also be available to answer questions and support you through the process as needed.

For more information about secondary school enrolment and supporting your child during this important transition, please visit the following webpage:

Thank you for supporting this important next step in your child’s education as they prepare for secondary school in 2025.