Prep Orientation

At Caulfield Primary School, Prep Orientation is an exciting and enjoyable lead up to the start of school, which each Prep child will remember as the special time when Caulfield Primary became ‘their school’.

Prep Transition begins in Term 4 with Parents or Special Adults joining us for an Information Night where we discuss the most frequently asked questions and provide an overview of the year ahead. Following this, children attend two x two-hour onsite sessions and two x 30 minute online activity and reading sessions. The sessions focus on establishing a rapport with the teachers and leadership team, and getting to know new friends. 


Finally, two x 2 hour Prep Orientation sessions are held at the beginning of Term 1.

In recent years, parents have organised play dates in the school grounds over the holidays, providing important opportunities for children and parents to get to know each other, and for the children to become more familiar with the school environment.

New parents often have lots of questions about school. Perhaps you are unsure about lunchboxes, uniforms or how to help in the classroom? Members of the Parents & Friends Club are available to call each new parent to see if there is anything they would like to know.

Full details of session dates and times are forwarded to all future-enrolled Prep student families in Term 3.


Please click on the videos below to view a selection of Welcome to Prep videos.