Kindergarten to Foundation - Transition

Foundation Transition Information:

Click here to view the 2019 Foundatin Transition Information Evening Presentation (presented to Parents/Carers of enrolled 2019 Foundation students on 20/11/18)

Click here to view the 2019 Foundation Parent/Carer Information Booklet





Kindergarten to Foundation Enrolment and Transition


We care about your child’s education and view the enrolment and transition process as a partnership between you the parent, your child, the Kindergarten and us, Boroondara Park Primary School. Our aim is to make your child’s transition from Kindergarten to primary school a smooth, enjoyable and beneficial process. A Foundation Information Night and Open day are held in May, and we offer weekly school tours. A Foundation Transition Evening is held in November for parents of enrolled students. 


Key dates:


School Tours: Wednesdays at 9:30am by appointment

2020 Foundation Information Night: Tuesday May 14th at 7pm

Whole School Open Days: Tuesday May 21st 9am - 12 noon Thursday May 23rd 1:50 - 3:30pm

2020 Foundation Transition Night: Tuesday November 19th at 7pm


The links below provide further information regarding transition events and life at Boroondara Park Primary School: 



Teacher Visits


The Foundation teachers at Boroondara Park P.S. frequently visit our local Kindergartens and have developed excellent professional relationships with local Kindergarten teachers. This relationship enables teachers to get to know many of our future students. It also enables us to collaborate with the Kindergarten teachers to ensure we develop programs that promote the most successful transition for every child.


Story Time


Story Time is an intrinsic part of our transition program that provides an opportunity for Kindergarten children to visit our school. The children listen to a story read by our Foundation teachers and participate in an activity conducted in the Foundation classrooms. Through this, children are able to:

  • familiarise themselves with their prospective school environment
  • begin to make connections with their prospective teachers and other children with whom they may be working the following year


While students are participating in Story Time, parents are invited to share in an afternoon tea where they can meet and get to know other prospective parents. We run two Story Time sessions, one in July and one in October.


Orientation Program

Our formal orientation program commences in November. The program consists of three sessions conducted on separate days where students participate in a variety of activities with their future Foundation teachers in the Foundation classrooms. During these sessions, the children further familiarise themselves with their future school environment and continue to make connections with teachers and children with whom they will be working. It also supports children and parents to develop their understanding of everyday life at Boroondara Park P.S.


Useful Resources

Welcome to School Booklet
Reading Hints