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 19th October, 2021

9.15am – 10.15am

Tuesday 26th October, 2021

9.15am – 10.15am

Tuesday 9th 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’.

Our Orientation Days & times are as follows:


Orientation Days

Tuesday 16th November, 2021

9.15am – 12pm

Tuesday 23rd November, 2021

9.15am – 12pm

Tuesday 30th November, 2021

8.45am – 1pm


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 Mr Backwell 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

More information regarding our Parent Information Session, which is usually held on the last Tuesday of the orientation days, will be provided at a later date. During this session you will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding starting your child at school, booklists, excursions, canteen and uniform.