Prep Transition Program

Starting school is a big step in a child’s life. We believe a seamless transition from pre-school to prep is important to establish a positive start to school life. For that reason, we have designed a transition program that is spread out across the year. It is a great way for our incoming preps to get to know the school, our teachers and to make new friends before starting their first day of school in 2023.

Term 2
Come & Play:

  • Tuesday 23 May 9:30-10:30am
  • Tuesday 6 June 9:30-10:30am

Term 3
Come & Play:

  • Tuesday 25 July 9:30-10:30am
  • Tuesday 22 Aug 9:30-10:30am

Term 4
Come & Play:

  • Tuesday 10 Oct 9:30-10:30am

Formal Prep Orientation

Mornings in class:

  • Tuesday 31 October 9.00-11.00am
  • Tuesday 14 November 9.00-11.00am
    • Spartan pop up shop will be at school from 10:30-11:30am for new preps to fit our school uniform
  • Tuesday 21 Nov 9.00-11.00am
    • This morning the new preps will meet their Y6 buddy

Additional dates:

  • Friday 24 November 9.00-10.00am
    • Prep-2 & Prep 2023 Welcome Mass
  • Monday 210 Nov 07.00pm
    • Prep Parent Night



What our parents & students say

"I have been a part of the St Columba's community now for over 30 years. First as a pupil, then as a staff member at Before and After School Care, and now as a parent. My children are thriving here now just as I did."

Parent of Prep, Year 3 and Year 4 Students

We respectfully acknowledge the Boon Wurrung  people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which we learn and play.
pay respect to ongoing living cultures of First Peoples, their ancestors and their Elders; past, present and emerging.


St Columba's Primary | 24 Glen Huntly Rd | Elwood 3184, VIC | 03 9531 6560 |