ENROLMENT - Prep Transition

The first years are an exciting and engaging time for your child. Building positive relationships and experiences in the early years is important to long-term development, learning and wellbeing.

The more you can help your child to become familiar with the layout of the school and what they need to do before day one, the less overwhelmed they are likely to feel.

Please click HERE to view our College Principal presentation. 

Maths and English Presentations

Please click on the English and Maths links to view our College presentations. These presentations give our 2021 Prep parents and carers an insight into our College English and Maths strategies, as well as give parents and carers tips on what you can do at home with your child, to support your childs learning.

Our 2020 College Prep team have put together some introduction videos, please click below to view:

Meet the Prep Teachers

Prep Transition - What to bring to school

Prep Transition -  Routines



Play Area


2021 Prep Enrolments 

Enrolments for Prep 2021 are now open!

Prior to starting this process, you can locate your designated neighbourhood school by entering your permanent residential address at www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au.

To register your child for Prep 2021, please send an email to

Please add the following details to your email:

  • Contact name of Parent or Carer

  • Contact mobile number

  • Current residential address

  • Child’s name and date of birth

  • If you are a temporary visitor in Australia and on a Visa please provide the Sub Class number

  • Any other important information to help support your child with the transition

 Once you have registered your interest, an enrolment booklet and an information pack will be sent to you, via email. 

Please note: Unfortunately due to COVID-19 the Prep 2021 Information Evening has been cancelled.

Please click here to view the Information Presentation that was previously scheduled. This presentation will cover a range of information regarding your child's transition to Prep, in 2021. We strongly encourage all parents and carers to view this presentation. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact 03 9749 0506, or send an email to enrolments@tarneitcollege.vic.edu.au.


Important Dates for Prep 2021


Prep assessments date will be held on the following dates:

·         Wednesday 3 February 2021

·         Wednesday 10 February 2021

·         Wednesday 17 February 2021 

·         Wednesday 24 February 2021


Please note: Parents/Carers will be notified by email of their appointment date and time.


First Day of School for Prep Students in 2021 will be Thursday 28 January.

School days for the first two days for Prep students will be 9:00am - 2:20pm.  From the second week of school; Monday 1 February, Prep students will be expected to attend a full day of school. Prep students are not required at school on the first four Wednesday’s in February, Wednesday 3 February, Wednesday 10 February, Wednesday 17 February, and Wednesday 24 February. From Monday 1 March, Prep students will attend school on a full week basis.   

Parents will be notified of appointment times by mail. Changes may apply depending on circumstances in relation to COVID-19 regulations