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You can also choose to send your child to a different government school if they have places available.


Foundation Transition @ Blackburn Lake Primary School


Starting school is a major milestone for your child and your family. At Blackburn Lake Primary School we understand that although an exciting time, it can be an emotional time and needs gentle consideration and careful preparation.


At Blackburn Lake Primary School, we want to help make the transition to primary school and our school community a smooth and positive experience for your child and your family.


We understand that the kind of experiences children have as they become familiar with their new surroundings, routines and procedures can affect their transition to school. At Blackburn Lake Primary School, through our school Transition program we aim to build collaborative partnerships between families, early years’ educators and school staff in order to support your child with their transition to our school.


Transitioning to School

Our Foundation Transition program aims to prepare children for their new learning environment and to build strong communication and positive relationships with our families.


Student Transition

We support our Enrolled Foundation students with their transition to our school through our comprehensive Transition program, which includes:

  • 3 Transition sessions in Term 3 which enable children to become familiar with our school environment and our staff and to participate in Literacy, Numeracy and Science based activities
  • 2 Transition sessions in Term 4 which enable children to become familiar with our school environment and our staff and to participate in our school specialist subject program by engaging in Art, Music, LOTE and Physical Education classes
  • 1 Transition session in Term 4 which enables children to meet their 2023 classroom teacher and peers and engage in a ‘starting school’ activity


Parent Transition

In addition to our student focussed transition sessions, we provide parent information sessions  on these afternoons that address:

  • Student Wellbeing
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Preparing your Child for School
  • Our School Community


2022 Transition Dates


5 sessions for Students and Parents:


Term 3:

  • Session 1 - Literacy – Friday 2nd September      Parents: Introduction  
  • Session 2 - Maths – Friday 9th September         Parents: Wellbeing


Term 4:

  • Session 3 – Science  – Friday 21st October                       Parents – Literacy  
  • Session 4 – Specialists  – Friday 11th  November              Parents – Maths  
  • Session 5 - Meet the teacher – Friday 2nd December         Parents – Essential Info – School life Communication 


Supporting your Transition

In addition to these student and parent transition sessions we also:

  • Provide a ‘Being in Foundation’ transition story that answers questions about school life at BLPS in the weeks leading up to starting school.
  • Provide a School Transition Showbag which provides optional activities to support your child’s transition to school.
  • Provide a BLPS Parent Information Handbook and a Foundation Information Handbook for parent reference.
  • Visit local Pre-Schools to exchange information between pre-school and school teachers.


Starting School

As a result of our Transition program, when the children finally start school, they will have already met their Foundation teacher and be familiar with our school. Their teacher will be very aware of supporting the children and their families at this time, as will all of the staff.

To help with settling in, we provide:

  • Teacher contact details to support home / school communications
  • Half day attendance for the first week of school
  • Tea and Tissues morning tea welcome for Foundation parents on their child’s first day of school
  • Different play and lunch times for Foundation students
  • No school on a Wednesday’s for the first 5 weeks to allow for Early Years Assessment testing
  • Welcome Assembly led by our student school councillors where each student is presented with a native plant gifted by our Parent’s Association
  • Curriculum Focus in Term 1 that supports the students to develop a sense of belonging in our school community with strong connections to both teachers and peers


Our Commitment

At Blackburn Lake Primary School we are committed to providing an enriching, supportive and motivating learning environment across all year levels that challenges the school community to strive for their personal best and optimise learning opportunities for all students.


We pride ourselves on delivering an education that balances academic, social and emotional growth for all. The school motto, “learning together” encompasses the emphasis that reflects the high importance that is placed on making all members of the school community welcome, safe, engaged, informed and enriched.


Enrolling your child for Foundation 2023

School tours commence in March at 9.30am every Wednesday. Please call the school office to register on the number below.

When enrolling at BLPS please provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport and immunisation certificate.

Please find the enrolment form below.

Enrolment Form 2023