Prep Enrolment and Transition

Welcome to our website. Choosing your child’s first school is one of the most important decisions you will make. At Timbarra P-9 College we offer a stimulating series of school transition activities for your child and your family. This enables both you and your child to become familiar with our school environment, school procedures and facilities.

We offer individual tours for parents/caregivers to see our classes in operation. Please call our friendly office staff to book a tour (9704-2744). We recommend early enrolment for prep 2020 to secure placement & access our highly successful transition program during Terms 3 and 4 2019.

Prep 2020:

Open Sessions (Term 2)

You are invited to come for a visit and observe a current prep class in operation. Students will be participating in a one hour reading session. You will be able to see the diverse range of teaching strategies and resources that we use, as well as our explicit teaching model. See how we cater for differentiation within the class, meeting the needs of all students while challenging them with engaging activities.

  • Wednesday 22nd May 9:15 – 10:30am

Meet at 9:15am at reception.


2019- Term 3: Story Telling Sessions / School Readiness Information Sessions

Your child is invited to attend a storytelling session with a Prep teacher in the Prep Learning Neighbourhood. These sessions offer great opportunities for your child to come and enjoy time at school with our current prep children and become accustomed to our school environment.

Whilst your child is attending the storytelling information sessions, parents are invited to attend ‘school readiness information sessions.’ Here you will be presented with information on how to best prepare your child’s academic, social and emotional needs for school.

Please see the attached timetable for times and dates for these sessions. No bookings are required.


Storytelling Sessions

(no booking required, students may attend as many sessions as they wish)

1 Wednesday 17th July 3:10 – 3:30pm
2 Wednesday 24th July 3:10 – 3:30pm
3 Wednesday 31st July 3:10 – 3:30pm
4 Wednesday 7th August 3:10 – 3:30pm


2019- Term 4: Compulsory Transition Sessions

During Term 4, Timbarra P-9 College offers 4 transitions sessions.

These 4 sessions offer the best opportunity for us to get to know your child and it is also the best way for your child to become familiar, confident and happy to begin their school journey.

Sessions 1 – 3:  Your child will have the opportunity to visit our specialist areas including Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Physical Education, whilst participating in specialised activities. There will be both an am and pm session available on these days, you only need to choose one on each day to attend.

Session 4: This is a Prep Orientation session which the children take part in a reading session including a range of prep classroom activities. Students are required to bring a hat, a small snack and drink to this session please.

Bookings are essential for these sessions. The earlier the bookings are made the better chance you have of securing your first preference for the sessions. Booking must be made no later than Tuesday 5th of November to allow time for session preparation.

Please ring the school on 9704 2744 to book a place for transition activities.

Subject Date Times
Visual Arts Wednesday 13th  of November 9:05 – 9:50


2:40 – 3:25

Performing Arts Wednesday 20th November 9:05 – 9:50


2:40 – 3:25

Sport Wednesday 27th November 9:05 – 9:50


2:40 – 3:25

Orientation Wednesday 4th December 9:05 – 10:50

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you and your family to our school community. If you require any further information regarding Prep Transition, please contact Aimee Maddocks (Prep Coordinator) on 03 9704 2744.