Upwey South Primary School warmly invites your family to join our school community. As an inclusive school, we welcome students of all year levels, abilities and nationalities. To book a private school tour or to discover our next public open day contact us here.
Enrolment is currently open for our 2020 foundation classes
We understand that transitioning from kindergarten to primary school can be a daunting experience for children and parents alike.
Our Foundation Transition Program is designed to support you and your child build confidence, relationships and knowledge of our school through a series of dedicated sessions.
With an aim to help your child settle happily into school, sessions may include:
- A parent information evening – for answers to all your questions
- Student familiarisation sessions – an opportunity to meet other new students and our teachers in modified classes
- Pyjama Party – an evening to bring your pillow, favourite teddy to settle over a cup of milo and listen to bedtime stories
A Teddy Bear Picnic – an opportunity to meet some older buddies and enjoy a picnic under the trees
Moving to a new area and school can be a stressful time for families and children. We support students and families during this transition process and ensure that they’re given the space and confidence to make new friends.
We will do everything possible to help your child settle in happily to their new school.
When should my child start prep?
To start primary school your child will need to turn five years of age by 30 April of the year that they start school. Your child must be at school in the year that they turn six years of age – this is the compulsory school starting age.
Can I have a tour of your school?
Absolutely. To book a private tour of the school please contact us on 03 9757 0200.
Will my child be paired with an older buddy?
Yes. Each foundation student is paired with a grade 5 student who they will meet with once a week in dedicated sessions.
How many students are at your school?
At the February 2019 Census date, there were 251 students enrolled at our school.
How many classes are there at Upwey South Primary School?
In 2019 we have 11 classes of students:
- 2 Foundation (Prep) classes
- 3 Year One/Two class
- 1 Year Two/Three class
- 2 Year Three/Four classes
- 1 Year Four/Five classes
- 2 Year Five/Six classes
What specialist classes do you offer?
Our specialist program includes a mix of languages, arts, performing arts and physical education. You can read more about these here.
What co-curricular activities are available for my child to participate in?
There is full range of activities and clubs that appeal to a wide variety of student interests including singing, music, sport, academia and culture. You can read more about these here.
When is the closing date for enrolments?
You may enrol at any time throughout the year.
However, for Foundation enrolments, we request for you to please get your enrolment in by July of the year prior to your child commencing school. This will assist our school in planning for future staffing needs.