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New Enrolment – School Tours

At Marion Primary School we aim to provide a quality education that develops confident, responsible and independent learners. Our New Enrolment – School Tours provide an opportunity for us to meet and connect with prospective parents / carers about starting Reception and to share information about how we develop students and their learning.

The format for the tours consists of:
1. An information session with our Leadership Team and Student Leaders
2. Information about school learning programs
3. Information about our transition to school program
4. A tour of the school with the opportunity to see and hear learning in classrooms, as well as hearing from our school leaders and their perspective of life at Marion PS
5. Opportunities to ask questions as we tour the school

New Enrolment – New enrolment – School Tours for prospective parents/cares run for approx. 45 minutes and all sessions will be commencing at 9:10am from our Reception area. To register your attendance or for further information please contact the school by phoning 82772293 or emailing marionps.administration@schools.sa.edu.au

New Enrolment – School Tours will be conducted in 2024 on the following dates:

  1. Tuesday, February 20
  2. Tuesday, March 19
  3. Tuesday, May 21
  4. Tuesday, June 18
  5. Tuesday, August 13
  6. Tuesday, September 10
  7. Tuesday, Novermber 5 

Please phone or email now to book your opportunity to meet with us on site to see and hear more.

Registration of Interest for Reception Placement

To assist us to manage enrolment numbers, all parents / carers of prospective Reception students need to complete and lodge a Registration of Interest for Reception Placement. Forms should be lodged with the school generally by June 30 each year. Enrolment offers are completed early in term 3 with advice then sent to parents to finalise your child’s place.
If you miss the June 30 deadline this year, or you have any other questions, don’t worry. Simply contact the school office and we will gladly assist you with this process.

Starting school

South Australia has the same first day of school for all children which means that every child has four terms of Reception before they go on to the rest of their primary schooling. If your child turns five before May 1, they will start school on the first day of Term 1 in that year. If your child turns five on or after May 1, they will start school on the first day of Term 1 the following year.

Transition to school

Starting school is an important time for children and families. Children who make a positive start to school are more likely to:
• feel comfortable, relaxed and valued
• feel excited and motivated to learn
• have good relationships with others
• develop a sense of belonging within the school community

Our transition to school programs help children cope with the new challenges, support your child in developing their social, emotional and learning skills and contribute to a successful start to their schooling.

Orientation visits

We hold a series of transition sessions to familiarise children with our school context including playtimes, eating times and participating in specialist lessons. These are held in Term 4 for all children who have enrolled to start at Marion Primary School the following year.

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