Foundation (Prep) Transition Program for our 2020 Foundation students


The Foundation (Prep) Transition Program facilitates a smooth, happy and exciting start to school life for our new students.

During transition sessions students participate in a number of exciting familiarisation activities, including meeting their grade six buddy.

They will spend time getting to know the Foundation teachers, their classmates and become more confident in the school surroundings.

The dates for our Foundation (Prep) transition program for our 2020 Foundation students are:

Tuesday  29th October 2019              9.30 -10.45am

Thursday  7th November 2019         2:00 -3.15pm

Tuesday 12th  November 2019          9.30 -10.45am

Thursday 5th December 2019          2.00 – 3.15pm

Wednesday 20th November 2020 Parent Information Evening -  An information session for our 2020 Foundation Parents is presented by our 2020 Foundation teachers. This will take place in the ’Senior Building’ from 7.00 – 8.30pm.

‘Meet the Teacher’  – Thursday 5th December.  During this time the students will have the opportunity to officially meet their classroom teacher  and their classmates in their classroom for the following year. They will spend the session engaged in a fun activity and familiarising themselves even more with school life. This gives teachers and students a wonderful opportunity to start really getting to know one another.

We look forward to meeting you at transition!

If you have any questions or require extra information please contact the school on 9842 3373.

Please see below for full information.

Please note: The students will need to bring a snack and a drink bottle for each transition session.



Whilst your child is learning about their new school, you will be too! All Foundation ’20 parents are invited to take part in our Transition program. During this time, you will be taken through the ‘Parents as Helpers’ Course which is a prerequisite to working our classrooms. Even if you are unable to help out at school, this program will provide you with useful information about teaching and learning which will be invaluable for supporting your child’s learning at home. The sessions have a strong Literacy focus and aim to support parent’s understanding of how their child’s Literacy learning, in particular, develops.  These information sessions are also an opportunity to ask questions and develop a new network of friends at Donvale Primary. The Parent Transition sessions will take place in the school Library.

The Parent Transition sessions are as follows:

Session 1: * Helping with Speaking and Listening

Tuesday 29th October        9.30-10.45


 Session 2: * Helping with Reading

Thursday 7th November      2.00-3.15


 Session 3: * Helping with Writing

Tuesday 12th November      9.30-10.45

Parent helpers are a valued resource at Donvale Primary School and are a significant component of the success of the Early Years Literacy Program. All parents wanting to become helpers in the school are required to participate in the three training sessions.

 The sessions aim to develop an awareness of:

  • The Roles and responsibilities of Parents as helpers.
  • Student learning and literacy / numeracy development.
  • Classroom literacy / numeracy activities.
  • How to assist the classroom teacher and students in the classroom.

This Parent Transition program will be conducted whilst your child is attending his/her own Transition program in preparation for their Foundation year.

  • Please note

    • Parents who have participated in all three sessions will be prioritized as Helpers in the school for the next three years.  After this time they will be required to participate in refresher sessions.
    • Current parents who have already completed the Parent Helpers course will not need to attend these sessions. 
    • If you are unable to attend any of the sessions and would like to be a Helper, please contact Lena Clark (Principal) at the school. Ph. 9842 3373


Please record the above dates in your Diary or on your Calendar

We are looking forward to meeting you.


Lena Clark        (Principal)


Please also see our Preparing for School (Leapfrog) page which highlights the details of our fabulous Leap Frog Program.