Enrolment

Enrolment

Thank you for your interest in Melton Specialist School. Enrolments for next year are now being taken. Please contact the School Office for an information pack or to arrange a school tour.

 

School Tours

Our upcoming school tours are on:                             Prep Tour    Monday 7th August

                                                                                     Middles/Seniors Tour     Friday 1st September

                                                                                     Middles Tour     Monday 18th September

                                                                                     Prep Tour    Tuesday 17th October

                                                                                    All Levels     Friday 3rd November

Prospective families are welcome to visit the school for a tour of our facilities with a Section Leader. Tours are conducted at a mutually convenient time and include the opportunity to see the school in operation. Please contact the school on (03) 9743 4966 to make an appointment for a tour.

Prep enrolment commences in the year prior to children starting school. Children enrolling in Victorian schools must turn 5 years old by 30th April in the year of entry and are usually enrolled in the year prior to their commencement (the pre-school/kinder year).

Melton Specialist School provides the opportunity for pre-schoolers to participate in our Prep Transition Sessions. Transition Sessions for Preps usually begin in late Term 3. An Information session for parents of prep children will be held in Term 4 prior to your child commencing school. This will be an opportunity for parents to meet the class teachers, representatives from the Parents Club and other prep parents. Whilst enrolment for prep can be undertaken at any time we encourage families to enrol as soon as possible to assist the school in forward planning.

Enrolling at Other Levels

Enrolments are taken throughout the year for all year levels (subject to availability). Please contact the school office for further information.

How to enrol your child

When enrolling your child, please supply the following documents:

  • Completed School Enrolment Form (available from the School Office)
  • Copy of the Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Copy of the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register or School Age Entry Immunisation Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate (if transferring from another school)
  • Copy of Cognitive Assessment dated within the previous two years
  • Copies of all other relevant Allied Health Assessments
  • Copy of Passport with the Visa Entry details or evidence of Naturalisation or Citizenship if the child was born overseas
  • Enrolling International Students For information on International Students, please see the Victorian Government website at http://www.study.vic.gov.au/

Transitions

Prep Transition

The Pre-school Transition Sessions help prepare children for the move from pre-school to school. The program assists them in becoming familiar with the school environment and in developing a closer relationship with peers and the Prep teachers.

Our school offers transition sessions for prospective pre-schoolers and a range of parent information sessions where staff and school support agencies present relevant material to support parents in preparing their children for school. It is also an opportunity to meet other new families joining our school.

Outline of Prep Transition dates for 2017 Preps:

Monday October 16th 2017

Monday October 23rd  2017

Monday October 30th 2017

Year 7 Transition

As part of the transition from Year 6 to Year 7, students in government secondary schools participate in an orientation day. All government schools hold this orientation day on the same day – this year it will be held on Tuesday December 12 2017.

At the orientation day, your child may:

  • tour the school
  • meet teachers and ask questions
  • find out about the dress code
  • learn what they will be doing in Middle Years
  • meet other students.

For more information about Year 7 transition days, contact us on the number below.

During Year 6, your child’s school and our school may have increasing contact − sharing information and the Transition Statement prepared by the primary school, student and their family − and the Student Support Groups including representation from both schools may meet.

We will require Information release forms to be signed and will need copies of any relevant reports to enable funding applications to be successfully completed.

Interschool Transition

Parents and guardians will be informed of their child’s new teacher close to the end of the school year.

Transport

The Students with Disabilities Transport Program (SDTP) provides transport assistance for eligible students attending our school. The program aims to facilitate substantive equality for students with a disability and is a contribution towards and an acknowledgement of the additional costs families may incur as a result of attending a specialist school. However, attendance at a specialist school does not automatically entitle a student to assistance or preclude parents/guardians from being primarily responsible for their child’s transport arrangements.

To be eligible for transport assistance under the SDTP a student must be eligible for the Program for Students with a Disability (PSD); reside in the Designated Transport Area (DTA) of our school and be enrolled at the school for three or more days per week.

There are different types of travel assistance available to parents/guardians of students attending our school. These may include a conveyance allowance; access to the travel education program; access to a mainstream school bus; access to a specialist school transport service or an alternative Department-arranged transport solution.

If your child accesses the STDP further discussions may be necessary in regards to availability, covering pick-up and drop-off points and times, and any behavioural or medical needs of the student while on the bus service.

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