Prep 2022 Transition Program

To assist your child in making a comfortable and smooth start to Macarthur Street Primary we offer a variety of activities in Term Four this year. These sessions provide students with the chance to meet new friends and to complete an activity that they can proudly take home.

The School Experience dates and times are as follows:


School Experience Mornings

Tuesday 9th November, 2021

9.15am – 10.15am

Tuesday 16th November, 2021

9.15am – 10.15am


We are also offering three longer sessions where your child will be required to bring a packed snack, lunch, drink and a hat. These sessions provide us with the opportunity to get to know your child and to observe them socially. The sessions run across a lunchtime and assist your child in managing a lunch box and lunch eating. They also have the opportunity for supervised play in the playground over a lunchtime with the ‘big kids’, an Art, PE and Performing Arts experience.

Our Orientation Days & times are as follows:


Orientation Days

Wednesday 24th November, 2021

9.15am – 12pm

Wednesday 1st December, 2021

9.15am – 12pm

Tuesday 7th December, 2021

9.15am - 12pm


Over the years we have been running this program, we have found it to have enormous benefits for students coping with school in their first few weeks.  Due to the Covid Pandemic, we ask that you bring your child to the pedestrian gate on Armstrong St where Mrs Carey will collect them and guide them to the classroom.  Unfortunately we cannot have extra people onsite so your child will need to say goodbye at the gate.


Prep Information Session for Parents

We will have an information session on Tuesday 7th December.  During this session you will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding starting your child at school, booklists, excursions, canteen and uniform and have the opportunity to see and meet other parents.




Monday 31st January

First Day of Term 1 for Grade 1 – 6 students

Tuesday 1st February

First day of Term 1 for 2021 Preps

Please be at school by 8.50am

Tuesday 1st February- Friday 26th February

8.50am – 3:15pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday


Monday 28th February onwards

8.50am – 3.15pm    Full time every day


We look forward to seeing you during our transition program. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me.


Sharon Smith-Francis

Foundation/Prep teacher

Transition Co-ordinator